Call Us Crazy: ’85 Mercedes-Benz 300CD Turbo Diesel Coupe
This featured car we are presenting raises a couple of strategic questions of car ownership. It is somewhat polarizing but we need not go to war over it. The car we present is from 1985 and it is a Mercedes-Benz Coupe powered by their venerable Turbo Diesel powerplant. Although these Coupes were built in smaller quantities and have incredible build quality, they certainly aren’t collectible – yet. They are just gorgeous and very useable as a daily driver. You can buy nice 300CDs for not a lot of money – maybe $15,000 will get you a decent car. So why would you pay $31,500 for one? This featured CD started out as a 61,000 original mile car from 1985. That is remarkable in and of itself. A M-B diesel is one of the most durable engines of all time so one can expect another 300,000 miles with ease. The sellers know these cars inside and out and only offer a car for sale when they have made like new. The interior for sure has been replaced with original materials. It looks magnificent. The engine bay is likewise spotless. So you can choose to roll in a semi-vintage Mercedes, get 20-35 MPG, not deal with all the crazy computers and electronics of contemporary cars, for years to come. That makes perfect sense to us. Sort of recycling a car and getting it ready to serve for the next 10 years. That asks the question, “what new car can we buy for $31,500 that will do the same thing?” A new Camry? A Passat? Not with the same panache and style. The sellers provide the same treatment to the 300TD Wagons and that will be the car we go for, if they can come up with one in Cypress Green. Click here for the Mercedes Motoring website. You will want to stay awhile and watch their cool videos.