1981 300cd specs? does anyone know about the specs for this car?

I am going to buy a 1981 300cd and I cant find any thing out about them(hp,mpg,SOHC or DOHC) and I found someone that said only 335 of these cars were made that year so its not so suprising that i cant find
any info.. if any one knows any thing plz let me know
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It's a 123 sedan with two doors welded shut. Eevrything else is the same.
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=) not quite; shorter body and LONGER doors.
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Yeah but you get the point. All the mechanicals are standard 123 stuff.
The body work is rare and expensive coupe only stuff.
Nice cars though, but then any two door Mercedes is a nice car.
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And it's quite ridiculous what people are asking for them here in Vancouver. I saw three of them between 13K-15K CAD
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well this one is cheap and its it mint shape so i really got to get it
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Uh-huh. Keep in mind Mercedes rust from the inside out and it may look reust free but still be not worth fixing. You need to have somebody FAMILAIR WITH THE MODEL look at it. Then you'll hear the bad news. There's always bad news. Hows the interior?
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the interior is in perfect shape and from what i can tell its been taken care of and covered and garaged when not in use. looked underneth the back and there was no rust any where but i should look harder when the lady brings it over for the final test drive.
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Sounds promising then. Check the trunk wheelwells, jacking points, the rear of the front wheelwells behind the tires, rocker panels, floors.
Stick your hand down the back of the rear seat where the back and bottom part meet. Real clean cars are clean there. If you find old french fries and dust and dust then it was cleaned up but not always that way.
Check around the rear whidshield outside and in (trunk) for rust. Use a magnet and search for bondo. You want to make sure it's all metal and not rust repaired.
These cars rusted so badly and are so old now that the idea there's an original rust free exampleis a bit susepect.
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On 2006-08-11 13:23:05 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@news.vrx.net (Richard Sexton) said:

Depends on where you live and if there is salt involved. There are LOTS of rust free examples of these in this area (seattle, WA. USA).
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Yeah well, they can ASK.
I know a guy that has two of them. Both were obtained for under a grand. He was offered one recenly for a dollar, drove out to see it and passed even though there was no visable rust (but lots in the wriong places, thrashed interior etc).
The 111 coupes are valuable in any condition, not so the 123 coupes. 7-8 TOPS for a near perfect car. 5K for a really good one 2-3K for an ok one. The rest are parts acre and usually have no good parts.
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CD model has identical power train to 123 sedan BUT its wheelbase is about 4" shorter than sedan AND it has less interior headroom than the sedan. I don't recall when turbo diesels were introduced to the 123 chassis - 5 cylinder non-turbo made 77 HP, turbo diesel 120 HP. Some Google work will find its physical dimensions.
This is a nice looking car but the sedan is the one to buy, IMHO.
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Agreed. I've owned both, and while the coupe is pretty, it's less practical. The car should really be considered a 2+2, not a proper four-seat automobile. The reduced length comes out of the rear foot- well area, making the back seat suitable only for brief occupancy (or for children). Legroom was a zero-sum game: when an adult rode in the back seat, the person in front always had to slide his seat forward in order to create enough legroom in back -- which only meant insufficient legroom for the front passenger.
Even apart from that, I find that I prefer sedans over coupes because of the utility of being able to open the rear door and toss a jacket onto the back seat, or put a bag or two of groceries, a six-pack of beer, or a gallon jug of milk in the footwell where it won't slide around during the drive home.
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I dunno about the newer coupes but the older ones are like this too. THe back seats are good for, what P.J. O'Rourke once descibed as "thalidamide amputees".
But I like coupes. Sexy but impractical. Just like... uh never mind.
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I assume you are in the USA? Someone is blowing smoke up your chimney..... maybe 335 are left. 757 were sold in the US in 1981. Suggest retail price: $29,231. Engine: 3.0 liter, 5 cyl naturally aspirated diesel, single overhead cam. 83 hp @ 4200 rpm, 120 lb.-ft. @ 2400 rpm. Compression: 21.0:1 Transmission: 4 speed auto Wheelbase: 106.7 in. Weight: 3420 lb. Fuel tank: 21.1 gal.
(turbo's came in the USA in the 123 body in 1981 in the station wagon and 1982 in the sedan and coupe)

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OK, then maybe there aren't "LOTS" of good examples of these around these parts.
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