West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional driving and indeed looking example of this original southern California 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo Diesel Sedan in its original factory 'Anthracite Gray Metallic' (code 172) color paint with a striking and very well kept 'Palomino' color leather interior.
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 Radio/Cassette (replaced with later model stereo) 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 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 300D & SD models 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 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 second generation of W126 model lineup 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 well maintained and unabused examples.
Recently acquired from long time California owners who had owned the car since 1992, this particular model was obviously always garaged by its previous California owners with no signs of any accidents and it has a clean CARFAX report and has absolutely no rust whatsoever!
The very striking factory 'Anthracite Gray Metallic' color paint is in beautiful condition and the original 'Palomino' leather seats are also in absolutely beautiful condition with very few signs of any wear and with the original leather dashboard and the walnut wood veneer interior showing no major wear or blemishes (obviously always garaged from the sun!).
The car drives exactly like such a well maintained and serviced Mercedes-Benz Turbo Diesel 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.
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 in such all original and unabused condition - certainly you will look long and hard to find a finer head-turning example at such a low price, only due to its high miles, anywhere else!