1975 Mercedes-Benz 300D

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1975 Mercedes-Benz 300D

Pedigree Motorcars is proud to offer this spectacular 1975 Mercedes-Benz 300D. For details on this Mercedes, contact Ken Baker at 561-866-1601.

Finished in Colorado Beige exterior with Saddle Tan MB-Tex interior
Presented in mostly overall original and well cared for correct condition
3 owner car and resided with the same family for 23 years!
Always garaged, well maintained and all service recorded in great detail
W115 U.S. specification 300D
Bosch 3.0L SOHC 5-cylinder diesel engine
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
Power steering and brakes
Factory air conditioning
Electric Windows
Aftermarket cruise control

This Colorado Beige 300D defies its age. It shows so well because it was always garaged and lovingly cared for by the same family for 23 years! Mr. Mulch purchased this 300D from the original owner on May 3, 1982 with a current odometer reading of 69,412 miles and during his ownership put another 93,462 miles traveling around the country with his wife until his passing in 2005. During the 23 years of ownership Mr. Mulch kept an auto record diary that he recorded every detail of the care and use of this 300D. He averaged around 26 mpg during his entire ownership and recorded every single time he drove the Mercedes. He also listed in great detail every time he changed the oil and valve adjustments religiously along with all other routine service work and repairs. The third owner was an elderly woman who purchased the 300D from the Mulch estate in 2006. She sparingly drove the 300D on the occasional Sunday. She only put just a little over 2k miles on the car during her 10 years of ownership and always stored it in a garage. This 300D is a prime example of a classic benefiting from well cared for long-term ownership and is a genuine time capsule from the 1970s.

In 1975, Mercedes-Benz big diesel news came in however, when Mercedes grafted another cylinder to the new diesel four to create a 3.0-liter straight five diesel making 77 horsepower, at the time, the most power available in a diesel passenger car.

Finished in its correct shade of Colorado Beige (code 470), the paint job is beautiful and presents itself extremely well with a nice shine. Front bumper has a good fit, with rubber over riders, the rear bumper (with the same over riders) has an excellent fit and finish that shows well with only minor imperfections. All trim pieces are present and have a brilliant finish. The weather stripping is still very pliable with no shrinkage or drying and the front and rear windshield seals are in great shape. The U.S. spec headlights, bumper mounted driving lights and taillights are in very condition with no hazing or cracks. Every light on the car works as it should

Inside, the rich Saddle tan (code 104) MB-Tex vinyl seats all look great with no major signs of wear visible. Excellent matching carpet throughout the interior. Overall the genuine wood trim looks great. There is no cracking or delamination of the wood. The door panels and dashboard are matched perfectly with the exterior of the car and look fantastic. The headliner mirrors the rest of the cabin and completes the theme. The original steering wheel in great condition, air conditioning, heater, power windows, power locks, period correct Yamaha AM/FM cassette player and even an early version of aftermarket cruise control. As known with these W114/W115 Mercedes models blower motors can be very pricey to repair and this 300D s blower motor has been tested and operates as originally designed. As expected the Air Conditioning blows hard and cold.

This nicely presented Mercedes is equipped with the Bosch injected 3.0L inline 5-cylinder diesel engine, 4-speed automatic transmission and independent suspension. The drivers assist features include power steering, power brakes and cruise control. 14-inch OEM steel wheels with matching Colorado Beige full Mercedes hub caps on white walled Michelins.

Rarely will you get the opportunity to own an always garaged, un-restored original Mercedes. Ideal for cross- town or cross-country, this 300D is the way its suppose to be understated elegance GET OUT AND DRIVE! Also included is the original owners manual and auto diary!

Current mileage on the odometer shows 65,609 miles but the odometer has had one rollover so the mileage is 165,609 and is actual mileage according to the diligent notes of the owners log book.

As with all of our cars, this Mercedes has had a thorough inspection and service prior to us putting for sale. To prepare this Mercedes for sale, we had performed:

Replace heater chore feeder hose
Replace shifter bushings
Replace Transmission Mounts
Replace Battery
Replace Electric Radio antenna
Replace Fuel Hose, Clamps
R & R Fuel Pump, Fuel Distributor
Replace Air Cleaner Mounts
Replace all light bulbs that arent functioning
Evacuate and Recharge AC System
Adjust Drive Belts
Repair Exhaust Rattle
Replace Shift Governor, Adjust Control Pressure
Replace Master Brake Cylinder
Bleed Brake System
Replace Fuel Filters

Over $3000 has been spent to prepare this Mercedes for sale to insure its safe and reliable. It now drives beautifully and performs exactly as it should. Included with the purchase of this 300D are:

3 original Keys-2 Master 1-Valet Key
Original Owners Manual
Drivers log
Spare Tire
Tools
Records of the work we performed

This is one of the finest examples of a 115 body Mercedes to be found anywhere. We have additional photos available upon request.

At Pedigree Motorcars we show...

Engine

Engine Size
3.0L I-5 FI DSL

Body

Body Color
COLORADO BEIGE
Body Style
Sedan
Doors
4

Basic

Year
1975
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
300D
Miles
160,000

Interior

Interior Color
Saddle Tan MB Tex
Center Console
No
Engine Size
3.0L I-5 FI DSL
Transmission Type
Auto
Body Style
Sedan
Miles
160,000
Vin
11511412027671
Stock
P419
(561) 866-1601