Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Diesel Coupe - 1982 Mercedes Benz 300 CD

The problem with old diesels, besides the lack of any real acceleration, is that they are, for the most part, boxy sedans. (At least here in the US.)

This car is a little different. It's a boxy coupe.

Actually, I find the 300 CD to be a nice looking car. It has nice lines and that cool short deck / long hood look of the 1970s and 1980s.


What it lacks in performance, it more than makes up in durability. Mercedes-Benz diesels routinely hit 300K miles and 400K is not unheard of.

Rust was the biggest enemy of these cars, but this one looks to be relatively rust free.

I've never been a huge diesel fan, but if you are and you're looking for something with a slightly sporty body, this 300 CD may be worth checking out. (The price is on the high side, however.)

Located in the San Francisco Bay area of California, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1 comment:

Hansjorg said...

1982 was the first year for the Turbo in the 300 D and 300 CD, so
this one is a TURBODIESEL.