For Sale: 1981 Mercedes-Benz 300TD in Kentwood, Michigan


Vehicle Description

d a naturally aspirated engine for their 300TD wagon which only had a brief career in North America, being replaced by a turbocharged model for the 1981 model year. Although many of the American buyers had found that the wagon did not have enough power, the European market loved the utilitarian use and overall good gas mileage especially when including the manual transmission. The manual transmission was not something easily found for the ones sold to the US and with only the 4-cylinder as an option that came with the manual, they were primarily automatics with the bigger engine when chosen by the perspective buyers. In Europe, however, the combination of the 3.0L diesel and the 4-speed manual transmission was much more common and available to them and with the option of a factory hitch with towing capability, this really became a utilitarian wagon with a bullet-proof power plant.

GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this beautiful and rare example of the European styled 1981 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Wagon for your consideration. The bulk of these vehicles have seen their fair share of miles, wear and tear and with most hosting the American 4-cylinder in order to get a manual, the majority are not near the desirability of this imported example we offer to you today. The 3.0L Diesel under the hood is in great working order and mated to the manual transmission to improve drivability and fuel efficiency, the mechanical end has been professionally reconditioned and with many extra parts and pieces included in the sale, this is a real find for the retro-Benz purists. The previous owner brought the current owner a great deal of documentation showing the massive amount of care this vehicle was given in the last 30 years of its life and that binder full of receipts and history is also included to the next lucky owner. The current owner also gave us some of the receipts of work he has performed on it to keep it in such good running order. The overall appearance of the vehicle is as original with the beautiful red hub caps, bright red exterior and the hitch coming off the back. The interior is in fair shape as well with a brand new dash being included in the sale if you were to want to replace the one that is on it currently. Also included in this sale is a full set of tires and replica wheels powder coated and ready to go on the ride, a fresh grill, belt set, Bilstein shocks still in the box, control arms, hubcaps and more! Call or email us today for more information on this Euro wagon!

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Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-743687
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Mercedes-benz
  • Model:300TD
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:183056
  • Stock Number:BW0388
  • VIN:WDB12319010022135