1983 W123 240D 4-Speed Pristine Example Fully Mechanically and Cosmetically Restored by Kent

Considered by many worldwide the best car ever made. You may find one with lower miles, but you will not find one that has had ALL the key age wear related items restored like this one. The punch list is LONG!

Please  DO NOT try to check out online to purchase this vehicle. If you are interested email - sales@mercedessource.com. This is not your typical " super low mileage collector car." Often when these garage queens are purchased the owner assumes he will not have to do any work on it. Surprise! 40 year old cars with less than 100K that have been "garaged kept" can suffer from decline just due to age. When you look at the list of things Kent has done to this 240D it is a good checklist of things you might be confronted with in any W123 diesel you buy that you want to make into a super reliable driver. Check out the cosmetic condition of this car then we will get into the mechanical work that has been done to restore it. Only 130,000 original miles, with all original paint that shines to a deep luster, no dents, no rust, quick starting, smooth shifting, pleasand handling and the best color combination! I know this may seem pricey, but a 240D 4 speed not even as nice as this one recently sold for $32,500! This car has investment grade potential plus you can actually enjoy driving it reliably. 

1983 W123 240D 4-Speed Pristine Example Fully Mechanically and Cosmetically Restored by Kent

Product Details


  • Bumpers removed and rubber trim attachment repaired
  • All side trim removed, cleaned and waxed, new clips installed, damaged         trim replaced
  • Front windshield and front seal replaced
  • All four door window scrapers replaced
  • Sunroof panel removed, full service and lube and all seals replaced
  • All hinges lubed
  • Front Grill restored
  • Exterior paint buffed and waxed
  • Side window scrapers replaced


  • All four door panels removed for full cleaning and lubrication
  • Door checks replaced as required
  • Vacuum door locks repaired
  • Inside front chrome door pulls replaced
  • Headliner cleaned
  • Seat tracks lubed
  • Seat map pockets repaired
  • Lighted mirrors repaired or replaced


  • H4 headlights installed
  • LED dash, dome and trunk lights installed
  • Dash dimmer switch replaced
  • Clock repaired
  • All tail light bulbs replaced
  • Original power antenna repaired - new mast installed
  • Cruise control repaired - new amp installed
  • New AGM battery


  • All new brakes - calipers, rotors, pads and hoses
  • Wheel bearings packed
  • New tie rods (x3) installed
  • New ball joints
  • New idler arm bushings
  • New steering shock
  • Professional front end alignment
  • New front and rear Bilstien shock absorbers
  • New driveline flex disks
  • New anti sway bar links


  • New Sachs clutch
  • New Sachs pressure plate
  • New pilot bearing
  • New throw-out bearing
  • New shift linkage bushings


  • New motor mounts front rear and center
  • New front crank seal
  • Rebuilt fuel injectors with Monark nozzles
  • New glow plugs - prechambers reamed
  • New thermostat
  • New radiator hoses
  • New Voltage regulator
  • Valves adjusted - new valve cover gasket installed

You will have to agree all that listed above is a lot of work - probably more than I should have done!  I estimate if you had all this work done at a Mercedes restoration shop it probably would have cost around $20,000. This 240D is ready and willing to drive across country or you can have it shipped. If you are interested please email sales@mercedessource.com for payment and pickup options. kentscarsforsale


Looks like the spare tire has never been out of the trunk. Original tool kit and owners handbooks are included.

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