West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL Turbo Diesel Sedan in its original factory 'Nautical Blue Metallic' color paint with a striking and virtually flawless 'Dark Blue' color leather interior, original 'Becker' radio/cassette and 126K original miles.
The cars factory options include:
6 Cylinder 3.0L Turbocharged Diesel Engine 4 Speed Automatic Transmission with Torque Convertor SRS System Drivers Side Anti-Theft Alarm System Power Assisted Steering Cruise Control Fully Automatic Climate Control Central Locking Tinted Glass Power Windows Heated Rear Window Fully Independent Suspension Power Assisted 4 Wheel Disc Brakes Anti-Lock Braking System Light Alloy Wheels Becker AM/FM 'Grand Prix' Radio/Cassette Power Antenna Leather Upholstery Power Adjustable Front Seats & Head Rests Power Adjustable Steering Column Rear Head Rests Halogen Headlamps with Wipers & Washers Halogen Fog Lamps Power Sliding Sunroof with Tilt Pop Up
The Mercedes-Benz W126 is a now legendary series of flagship vehicles manufactured by Mercedes-Benz until 1991 and was a successor to the earlier W116 series and was offered in a straight six, V8 and the now renown turbo diesel models. The 1981-85 300SD model boasted the OM617.951 3.0L 5 Cylinder Turbo Diesel engine which is considered to be one of the most reliable engines ever produced and one of the key reasons for Mercedes popularity around the world today as the ultimate long distance and durable touring car with many models still being used around the globe as taxi cabs boasting many hundreds of thousands of miles on the clock. It is an economical and relatively quick with the turbocharger fitted car and a legendary trouble-free engine. The Mercedes W126 300SD was a US & Canada only import and offered a unique combination of luxury, exclusivity, economy and reliability that could not possibly be matched by any other brand making it the vehicle of choice by countless diplomats, executives and other such entities who recognized the attraction of the worlds first production turbo diesel sedan.
In 1986, the 300SD was replaced with the 300SDL and only some 13,830 models were built on a LWB chassis over its two years of production. It was part of the second generation of W126 model lineup and was now ultra quiet with two firewalls and thick rubber gaskets around all the doors. The five-cylinder engine was replaced with the new inline six-cylinder engine and the engine was only offered in long-wheelbase with a limousine type ride and boasted the first year offering Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) & and an (SRS) drivers air bag being available. The new engine had 148 hp (110 kW) compared to 125 hp (93 kW) of the previous version. For these 1986-87 models, a new second generation trap oxidizer was used which along with the new six cylinder engine demonstrated even better performance, dependability, durability and much quieter engines! These luxurious cars still command a strong demand internationally, especially such low mileage and well maintained and unabused examples.
This particular model was obviously always garaged by its previous owners with no accidents and it has a clean CARFAX report and boasts all its original parts and paint and obviously absolutely no rust whatsoever! The original and very striking factory 'Nautical Blue Metallic' color paint is in beautiful condition and the original matching 'Dark Blue' leather seats are also in absolutely beautiful condition with no signs of any wear and the original leather dashboard and the walnut wood veneer interior are in virtually flawless shape (obviously always garaged from the sun!).
The car drives exactly like such a well maintained and serviced Mercedes-Benz Turbo Diesel with only 126K original miles (considered low mileage for these notoriously hard driven vehicles and and for this legendary engine) should and must be seen and driven to be truly appreciated! The engine is extremely strong with no noticeable oil leaks and the temperature always remains cool. All the power options are working as they should including the A/C, all four power windows, dual power and memory seats, headrest adjustments, telescopic steering wheel, 'Becker' stereo and power antenna, fog lamps and sunroof.
Without a doubt, this is one of the finest cars ever built by Mercedes-Benz or for that matter any other car manufacturer and they are now becoming increasingly more desirable and hard to find, especially with such low original miles and in such all original and unabused condition, than ever before - certainly you will look long and hard to find a finer head-turning example in its original factory paint available anywhere else!