One of nine medium-sized saloons sharing the new W123 body design, the 300D was premiered at the 1975 Geneva Salon, with the estate-bodied 300TD version arriving two years later at the Frankfurt Auto Show. These stylish newcomers incorporated many technological advances, particularly in the method of body construction, which made for a much stronger, crush-resistant 'shell, while heating, ventilation, and dashboard instrumentation all benefited from improvements. Mercedes-Benz had pioneered the use of diesel engines in passenger cars and the new 300D/TD used the new five-cylinder OM617 unit. A succession of oil price increases had begun to focus buyers' attention on economy rather than solely on performance, and these altered priorities were reflected in the success of these new diesel-engined models.
Finished in Olive Green with tan cloth interior, this 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300TD estate car is a rare survivor of the model. Noteworthy features include automatic transmission; long sunroof with wind deflector; steel wheels with matching colour-coded moon-disc hubcaps; chrome roof bars; climate control; original stereo; retractable parcel shelf and dog guard; tow bar with electrics; power steering; and self-levelling rear suspension. Showing 155,000 miles on the odometer, the car is described by the vendor as still in nice condition and faultless to drive. Very rare and in a lovely period colour combination, it is supplied freshly serviced and MoT'd. Offered with recent bills and a V5C Registration Certificate.