Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Number of Cylinders:
Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags
Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Cassette Player, Sunroof
“Other than a few small cracks in the dash and steering wheel, wear in the drivers seat cover, scratches in the window tint, small notches cut in the front bumper (see pics) and a dirty headliner (trying to find a safe way to clean it), and a couple of marks in the carpet this car is rust free and mechanically sound”
This 1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 Turbodiesel is finished in snow white over tiffany grey two toned cloth interior and powered by a 3.0-liter OM606 inline-6 mated to a 5 speed automatic transmission. The odometer shows just over 80,000km, or 48,000 miles.
This is possibly the lowest mileage Mercedes E300 Turbodiesel in North America, which were never officially sold here as a wagon.
This stunning example was originally imported from Germany to Japan in September 1998 where it was sparingly used for almost 20 years. The last 2 mileage records from Japan indicate it was driven only 2000km from 2011 to 2013, and then just 10,000km over the next 5 years until it was imported by the current owner to Canada in August 2018.
Don’t let looks fool you; with the exception of the 18 inch wheels, AMG front brakes, later style wing mirrors and interior light upgrades, this car is almost 100% stock. Even the side skirts are likely dealer installed as they seem to be fitted to almost every Mercedes out of Japan from that era.
The previous owners clearly cared for it- although there were no service records included with the car, other than the oil being due for a change due to sitting (not mileage!), there were many maintenance items that had been addressed including most soft fuel lines replaced, all interior lights replaced with LEDs and the original cloth seats were protected with custom fitted seat covers, front (with heaters) and rear. (One has been removed for photos to show condition of the original seats).
Over the past 12 months it has been lovingly brought back to form, ensuring all maintenance items are up to date and several cosmetics were addressed. While it is far from showroom or concourse condition, it wears it’s 80,000km and 21 years very well, and is as close as you can get to experiencing what it would have been like to drive a brand new e-class in 1998. All parts replaced with OEM, Mercedes branded, or better parts, or from the best possible condition used parts when new parts were NLA. When possible, all work was photographically documented. It is smooth, comfortable, peppy (for a diesel) and averaged right around 7L/100km (33mpg) on two recent 200+ km round trips.
This would make an amazing daily driver, or the perfect starting point to upgrade the turbo, pump and transmission and turn it into a 400hp sleeper.
Below is the build sheet. Car is registered and located in Vancouver, BC. Included are recent service records, owners manuals and spare key. Available, but not included, are the original style 17" alloy wheels with excellent tires, or aftermarket 18" alloys with snow tires. Recent maintenance:
- Oil and filter, motul synthetic. Changed twice in 4000km
- Transmission service (filter, fluid, pan gasket)
- Front ball joints and alignment
- Front brakes upgraded to AMG 4 piston calipers and 330mm cross-drilled rotors
- Rear rotors, pads and parking brake shoes
- Intake manifold gasket during EGR service and fuel timing check
- Fuel filter and flex lines
- Spare tire replaced with compact version to fit over upgraded brakes
- Steering column boot
- Rear hatch rubber stops, battery cover, jack bracket and several other small interior items
- Drivers motor mount
- Passenger side rear window regulator
- Sunroof cables replaced
- Lower front skirt repainted
- Tow hook cover replaced
- Third row seat replaced, original seat bottom was missing and the cargo cover panel was damaged. The carpet color doesn’t match but finding the proper color combinations was next to impossible.
Sales designation: E300TT
Order number: 0 7 863 44566
Paint code 1: 143
Equipment: CLOTH BLACK/GREY
Engine no.: [hidden information] 12 [hidden information]
Transmission: [hidden information] 00 [hidden information] [transmissionType = GA]
242 FRONT SEAT RH ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE WITH MEMORY
248 REAR SEAT WITH INTEGRATED CHILD SEAT
249 INSIDE AND OUTSIDE MIRROR AUTOMATIC DIMMING
275 MEMORY PACKAGE (DRIVER SEAT, STRG. COL., MIRROR)
289 WOOD/LEATHER STEERING-WHEEL
414 ELECTRIC TILT/SLIDE SUNROOF IN GLASS VERSION
500 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR LH AND RH FOLDING
533 SPEAKERS FRONT AND REAR - WITHOUT RADIO
543 SUN VISOR WITH MAKE-UP MIRROR L. AND R., BE-
570 FOLDING ARMREST, FRONT
580 AIR CONDITIONER
600 HEADLAMPS - CLEANING EQUIPMENT
611 EXIT LIGHTS FOR DRIVER DOORS
612 HEADLAMP-XENON R.H.TRAFFIC
668 PACKING FOR TRANSPORT
673 HIGH-CAPACITY BATTERY
676 SPORTS UNDERCAR.WITH LIGHT-ALLOY WHEELS 5-HOLE 17"
693 ALL-ROUND WD-BLUE GLASS,BAND FILTER,REAR WINDOW-ES
844 FOLDING BENCH SEAT IN CARGO AREA INCL. 2 AUTO – SEAT BELTS
910 DYNAMO WITH HIGHER CAPACITY (FFO)
954 EQUIPMENT PACKAGE FOR AVANTGARDE VEHICLES
700A FABRIC ESPRIT / TIFFANY