As I said a couple of weeks back I'm looking to sell my 1989 Merc 300se. I bought if from a farm in 2015 where it had sat since 2008 with a knackered exhaust, I got it through it's test fairly painlessly then started using it to see what I had.
It's been a dependable old bus covering 3000 miles last year and probably is more presentable than show winner, it has some bubbling on the rear quarters and the passenger wing seems a later poorer quality addition, - more later. The velour interior is pretty good with a few grubby marks and a small hole by the rear armrest, -mouse I'm told!
It has ditchfinders with excellent tread, as far as I know all the electrics work although the rear screen, ariel and puddle lights are all a bit shonky and it has a JVC with 12 disc stacker.
On my watch it has had MB exhaust centre box, prop joint, cam gasket, intake boot and 2 wheel trims. It's also had a temp sensor, dizzy cap, leads, rotor arm, ignition barrel, a set of Bilstein shock absorbers and a set of new Bosch injectors. I bought the ARB bush for the drivers front as it knocks but it's still in the box, I also had grand plans for underseal when I serviced this year but not likely at the mo.
It feels from a different era and is a long way from a hot hatch, it's not a slow car but does steady better than hurry!
I recently found out it is a cat D, I think this probably explains the passenger front wing but I don't know how much it matters at 28 years old and 198k miles!
Sorry for wamping on but trying not to miss owt that matters. Some pics taken 2 weeks ago, they probably flatter it a bit, I can take more if wanted.
It is1989, 198k miles, uses no fluids, 20/01/2018 MOT and is pretty basic except for the sunroof and electric column and still has it's phone gubbins including the aerial on the rear screen!
£925. The car is in Redcar, Cleveland, NE England. Cheers, Spike.