Lot 2008
One-Owner 1979 Mercedes Benz 300SD
Lot Details & Additional Photographs

VIN: 11612012012338 Mileage: 58,300

One-owner from new and always garage kept. With a 3.0 liter five cylinder turbodiesel engine and four speed automatic transmission.

Exterior paint in the original Light Ivory, with the original leather interior finished in Tobacco. Standard equipment for the W116 included power steering and four wheel brakes, climate control, cruise control, central locking, electric windows, rear defrost, auto antenna with height select, 2-speed wipers, clock and tachometer, alloy wheels (Bundt), front and rear arm rests, fully adjustable front sets with headrests, rear lamps, and fog lights. Options include leather interior, electric sliding roof, and the Becker Mexico AM/FM/Cassette player.

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This lot subject to reserve. For this lot, payment accepted only by wire transfer. 15% buyer's premium for LLA live-online and absentee bidding. For winning bidders in NC, license plate and titling of vehicle will be obtained by Leland Little Auctions NCFL# 7452, provided all applicable fees and taxes are paid. Additional taxes may be due upon registration, depending on your state of residence.

From the Collection of a Gentleman New Bern, North Carolina and Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.

Much of the original paperwork exists such as the window sticker, order sheet and invoice, sales brochures, and a thank you card from Contemporary Motor Cars Inc. in New Jersey.

Factory serviced from new, until relocation to NC in 2017. Michelin Defender 195/75/14 tires installed 2016 with 7-8 mm remaining, A/C is upgraded to R134, and full brake replacement performed in 2012. Correction: stated engine mounts replaced, it was recommended by service department. No heavy vibration present, but appears deteriorated.

The following condition report, while thorough, is not exhaustive as vintage cars have inherent wear and imperfections. We welcome personal inspections.

The original paint is in excellent condition with no indication of repairs; all of the chrome, trim, and rubber appear good; some minor scratches to rear bumper; the original first aid kit is undisturbed; the fuel filler door has a few chips on top; no other apparent concerns.