Long Live the Long Roof: 1979 300TD



The Mercedes-Benz W123 is among the most durable and long-lasting vehicles ever made. The diesel equipped versions are especially known for refusing to give up the ghost and it's not uncommon to see them with 300,000+ miles still chugging down the road. In recent years, these cars have begun to receive the credit they deserve and values have been creeping up. This holds especially true for the wagon variants which are a personal favorite of ours. Mercedes was able to achieve the perfect body line with the wagon achieving a forever classic look that is sure to turn heads even today. This 1979 300TD is no exception.



Finished in 681 Manila Beige over 173 Dark Brown, the seller states the car shows just over 100,000 miles. That kind of mileage on one of these diesel engines is hardly anything at all. This particular version is the non-turbo but still provides enough pep to get you from point A to point B with epic style. The paint matched hub caps are classic and arguably just as good looking as the optional alloy bundt style wheels.



One of the most important items to inspect when looking for any W123 is rust. The seller states that not only are the paint and interior in great shape, the car has always lived in the South Western United States and boasts no rust. All of the chrome appears to be in excellent shape as well. That alone is a ton of value as rust repair is not cheap nor is it easy to stop. The tires and battery are both stated to be new on the car. In addition, all accessories work including the clock and power antenna. With the values of these W123 wagons on the rise, this appears to be an excellent candidate for anyone looking for solid example.



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