Two door coupe, only 8500 made, 1000 in the final year of production (1985). Bought the car in Vancouver, BC. It had been diligently looked after by the elderly second owner for many years and came with a pile of receipts to prove it. Oil was changed every 5000 kms, though I am not sure that the independent dealer was very good at other items. I guess even regular servicing can be of limited value.
Lovely burgundy colour with cream MBTex interior. Unmarked in almost all respects, low mileage, all documented, engine bay spotless. The coupe is pillarless, so with the large sunroof open and all the windows down it's almost like driving a convertible.
Diesel mileage is great, 36 miles per gallon in town and 42 miles per gallon on the highway. I met another '85 300D owner who had exactly the same numbers for fuel consumption, so I guess that this is right for the model.
Just a joy to drive and own. Coupe is slightly lowered compared to the four door so has a nice stance on the road. Doors close like shutting a safe. Handling and brakes are good, turning circle is great. Seats are very comfy and the interior looks brand new. Tons of glass and a cream interior makes the inside very bright and inviting. Cream carpets always clean up like new and look very luxurious. The car always gets comments, and is a restful, relaxing drive.
I can't think of anything I'd want to change about the vehicle, and I wouldn't hesitate to jump in it and drive across Canada.
In my opinion the 123 and 124 body styles were probably the last of the truly great Benz's. A car built by engineers and not the marketing department.