For Sale: 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300TD offered up on the cheap

W123 Wagon
Yes… I still search Craigslist for Mercedes wagons. Yes, I still have my own Mercedes-Benz wagon. No, I don’t have an update on when it’s going to be finished. I can tell you though, that the $2,000 asking price of the one above is intoxicating low for such a car.
The average W123 wagon trades for a surprisingly high amount of dollars. Even with high mileage, people know these are tanks built to survive the end times. It will be cockroaches and Benz wagons that live on into the next era on this planet.
The ad reads:

Great running wagon. Needs vacuum lines repaired and some reconditioning. Car is complete! Even has the rear headrests. Daily driver. Salvage title.

Were it my “new” wagon, I’d swap out the rear suspension for a more simple spring setup, and then just cruise around as is for awhile. Eventually I’d want to add more power, so I’d probably go with something from the GM camp this time around… you know, so it actually gets done at some point.
[Source: Craigslist]

0 Comments

  1. If it’s a daily driver, then why is it on a salvage title? That’s like a scarlet letter for a lot of people.

    1. Even ten years ago, a door ding would have put it into ‘salvage’ status.
      My wife had an ’81 240D sedan, and we dreaded it getting hit, and totaled, even if it was 100% fixable (by me, at that), and drivable.

  2. Even with a salvage title, that’s a bargain. Buy it, wait ten to fifteen years, then profit when you sell a nice example of Mercedes Benz’s first factory wagon.
    What does a Ponton go for now?

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