Survivor: 1982 Mercedes 300TD

Filed Under (Mercedes) by Station Wagon Finder on 03-21-2012

It seems like there is always a nice supply of meticulously maintained 300 series Mercedes diesel wagons available on the market. Owners tend to be fanatic about maintenance and these cars seem to run forever. A Mercedes diesel with 150,000 miles can be considered low mileage and it’s not uncommon to see these last half a million miles or more.

With all the 300TD wagons we’ve come across over the past couple of years this Ebay find 1982 300TD is the nicest example we’ve seen. With only 86,466 miles on the odometer and a history of being fully maintained, this car looks nearly perfect inside and out.

Originally purchased through the European Delivery Program in February of 1982, the car was shipped to California where it was owned by a German machinist before being passed on to his son in 2008.

Never off the line speed burners, these wagons will give you the great road feel you would expect from a German car along with excellent gas mileage.

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1985 Mercedes Benz 300TD

Filed Under (Mercedes) by Station Wagon Finder on 02-01-2012

Update 2/15/2012: The Mercedes sold for $10,000

Mercedes are famous for their longevity and this 285,000 mile 1985 300TD is proof that a well maintained Benz will just keep on ticking. Found on Ebay with a BIN of $12,500, the owner describes the car as an original well maintained car that he has made outstanding, with the result being a car that is exceptionally beautiful and is a pleasure to drive.

Finished in “Nautical Blue” with a Palomino interior, the owner has replaced much of the exterior rubber with new factory parts. The windshield has been replaced as were the headlight doors. The rest of the exterior is described as original and in excellent condition.

The interior of this Mercedes is impressive. Everything on the inside is original with the exception of the carpets which were replaced at a considerable expense with Mercedes Feintuft wool carpeting.Even the cargo area and liftgate received the new carpet. Looking at the photos it’s hard to believe the fantastic condition of the interior given the car’s mileage.

Mechanically the car is described as being a strong runner with a smooth idle. The transmission shifts properly and all the accessories and controls function properly.


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Barrett-Jackson Wagon Finds

Filed Under (Buick, Ford, Mercedes, Packard, Pontiac, Studebaker) by Station Wagon Finder on 01-24-2011

With the just concluded Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Here are a few of the more interesting station wagons that crossed the block.

1962 Rambler Cross Country  $13,200

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