2/02/2006

My 300SD's Original Window Sticker

You know the car's been paid attention to if you have all maintenance records for 22 years as well as the original window sticker. A few more years, and it will be worth something by itself ... I'd give a lot to test-drive this car fresh off the lot in 1984. It's still smooth now, but it's not perfect like it was back then. Where's Doc Emmet Brown when you need him ... How much does a Mercedes-Benz cost now? I bought my 300SD Benz for around $4,500. Because I got it in the North, it's more expensive. Clean Southern Benz's can be picked up for around $3,000 - $4,000 easily. A little patience, a little luck, and you can get one, too!

10 Comments:

Blogger Gunnar Heinrich said...

I, myself, would like to know how the car drove and rode when new.

It is impressive that you have the original window sticker. Shows some care for detail.

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2/02/2006 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous 300SD said...

I got everything ... all maintenance records, original MB toolkit, original medkit, paint sticks, etc.

The more I think about it, the more I want to find a 300SD with like 10,000 miles on it and pay to drive it (if I have to). I know there's gotta be one out there somewhere ...

2/02/2006 12:04:00 PM  
Blogger reckless rogue said...

Nice to see it, Max. My favorite part of the sticker is the annual estimated fuel cost of $666.

Ok, time to start working on that flux capacitor.

2/02/2006 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous 300SD said...

I'm working on a way to make the recent comments appear in reverse chronological order, similar to how they do in the left panel on How To Be Poor.

Yeah, I could learn to like the price of buck-twenty for a gallon of diesel. Actually, if you go by the Consumer Price Index, the price of a gallon of diesel should be $1.91, not $2.53 like it is now, up 32%. Yeah, kids really got it easy these days, Grampa.

2/02/2006 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger Gunnar Heinrich said...

I would imagine that someone in the Sunshine State has a 300SD. An I bet this 300SD did nothing but drive a few miles every day and sit in a parking garage for the rest of the time.

The best condition 300SD I ever saw was a repainted one in Miami. That car looked like it came off the showroom floor- I had to stop and gawk. No lie.

The only better restoration of a Benz's paintjob that I've come across was a 450SEL 6.9 in London. It was Rolls-Royce perfect.

2/02/2006 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous 300SD said...

If I had thirty grand to throw around, I'd have guys from Foose Shop pull out the diesel guts out of the SD and put it into an SDL body, which, I think, is 16" longer. Euro lights, clear foglamps, and, most importantly, a few coats of black Glasurit. Damn. Talk about spotless.

2/02/2006 10:56:00 PM  
Blogger Gunnar Heinrich said...

I think the OEM yellow foglamps are cool.

FYI: LWB models were half a foot longer than the standard wheelbase.

2/03/2006 12:32:00 AM  
Blogger reckless rogue said...

I definitely like the Bosch yellow foglamps. Besides being very effective in dense fog, they are unique and add to the overall charm of the W126.

2/03/2006 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous pidge said...

wow, best blog EVER.

2/11/2006 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous 300sd said...

Hell yes it is.

2/13/2006 10:20:00 AM  

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