Despite being over 30 years old, these 300-Series diesels get such good mileage for their size that they are still in demand as daily drivers. The result is that most that come up for sale have hundreds of thousands of miles on them (and still have lots of life in them). Not the case here as this example has less than 80,000 miles which would be considered very low mileage on this model.
The original solid blue paint is not a colour you would expect to see on a modern car, but it suits this car well. Don’t lose any of those colour keyed hubcaps though as finding a matching replacement is tough with so many colours offered by Mercedes. Repainting never turns out as well as the original unless you have one of the large dealer paint masks that occasionally come up for sale on eBay.
The five-cylinder diesel is naturally aspirated as the turbo was still optional this year. With only 83 horsepower do not expect to win any drag races (but think of the mileage you are getting!) The engine compartment looks immaculate.
The tan interior is an unexpected combo with the blue paint. The MB-Tex vinyl is extremely durable and should be perfect for the stated mileage. Examples in this kind of condition can defy any price guides that may acknowledge them. It will be interesting to see if someone steps up at the $10,500 buy it now price. Find it here on eBay in Houston Texas.