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jtwoods4

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1980 300SD with 56k original miles
« on: 21 March 2019, 05:47 PM »
Guys I just ran across this amazing 1980 300SD. It's about 20 minutes down the road from me. I went to check out the car and it's absolutely beautiful with the original paint and only 56,000 miles. The previous owner was an enthusiast and had a lot of work done on the car. I put it up on a lift and it's pretty clean. Little bit of transmission fluid on the bolts around the pan and a little oil and grime but nothing abnormal for a 40 year old vehicle. Here's what the previous owner has done to the car. Scroll down to the bottom and there's a YouTube video. Originally this car was listed for $22,000 and he is down to $17,500. I have never seen a nicer 1980 300SD.

I know that price is a little high but the owner is not budging. What do y'all think should I buy it? This would be my second 300sd and I am very mechanically inclined and can work on these cars. Like I said the car is breathtaking and I've never seen one this nice.

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https://youtu.be/X7-Vx90qbRw

--Brand new aluminum body climate control servo.
-- AC system properly converted to W134A with new hoses, expansion valve and dryer to make sure that the AC blows ice cold through all the proper vents.
-- New motor and transmission mounts
-- Changed all fluids
-- Replace all belts and hoses.
-- Transmission service
-- Replace wiper inserts
-- Flush brake fluid
-- Replace valve cover gasket
-- Replace steering coupler, drag link, tie rods & align
-- Replace cluster potentiometer
-- Replace fuel return hose
-- Replace front crankshaft seal
-- Replace blower vacuum switch
-- Replace climate control amplifier & service AC


« Last Edit: 21 March 2019, 05:57 PM by jtwoods4 »
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Re: 1980 300SD with 56k original miles
« Reply #1 on: 21 March 2019, 07:17 PM »
Dooo eeet!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zdNoVd2zOk

Trust me you will kick yourself later.  Not many ones like this around.
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Re: 1980 300SD with 56k original miles
« Reply #2 on: 21 March 2019, 07:19 PM »
My thoughts exactly. The price is high but hell, it's high because cars like this don't exist.
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Re: 1980 300SD with 56k original miles
« Reply #3 on: 21 March 2019, 10:49 PM »
I can't believe how these old girls still pop up with such low km's. The bumpers you guys got don't do much t improve the looks of the car.

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Re: 1980 300SD with 56k original miles
« Reply #4 on: 22 March 2019, 05:39 AM »
That is a very nice looking car!
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Re: 1980 300SD with 56k original miles
« Reply #5 on: 06 July 2019, 11:44 PM »
A very pretty car. I'd want to know waaaaay more about her mechanical condition. Even with those low miles she'd need a lot of work to get her to pristine working condition. All that rubber disintegrates over time even if it's not driven.
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Re: 1980 300SD with 56k original miles
« Reply #6 on: 07 July 2019, 05:39 PM »
A very pretty car. I'd want to know waaaaay more about her mechanical condition. Even with those low miles she'd need a lot of work to get her to pristine working condition. All that rubber disintegrates over time even if it's not driven.

I ended up buying the car. Needed a couple of rubber fuel lines replaced, the passenger side brake caliper rebuilt, and some new rubber isolators for the air cleaner box. Other than that she's in top-notch condition and runs perfectly. Even the original shocks work excellent and don't need replacing. I completely went through the car over a couple of weekends. She's good to go.
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Re: 1980 300SD with 56k original miles
« Reply #7 on: 08 July 2019, 12:47 AM »
well done great looking car

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Re: 1980 300SD with 56k original miles
« Reply #8 on: 17 July 2019, 07:15 PM »
A very pretty car. I'd want to know waaaaay more about her mechanical condition. Even with those low miles she'd need a lot of work to get her to pristine working condition. All that rubber disintegrates over time even if it's not driven.

I ended up buying the car. Needed a couple of rubber fuel lines replaced, the passenger side brake caliper rebuilt, and some new rubber isolators for the air cleaner box. Other than that she's in top-notch condition and runs perfectly. Even the original shocks work excellent and don't need replacing. I completely went through the car over a couple of weekends. She's good to go.

That is an amazing find. Good job.
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Re: 1980 300SD with 56k original miles
« Reply #9 on: 17 July 2019, 07:21 PM »
Yeah I got lucky
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