Since your question states you’re asking from the US, there is no such thing as an ’86 300D. There was the 1985 300D (W123 chassis) and the 1987 300D (W124 chassis). The only diesels available in North America for the ’86 model year were the 190D 2.5 and 300SDL
Depends on a lot of things, such as condition, turbo or non-turbo, mileage, etc.
You see all kinds of ridiculous asking prices for these cars, but in reality they are often clapped out old wheezers that are just money pits.
if you see a really really nice one that is a turbo diesel, I’d imagine $3000 to $5000 would be all the money in the world for a totally pristine example.
if it has high mileage, some dings, a ripped seat and a dirty engine, $1000 would be more than enough.
Last of all, when someone tells you “it’ll go 500,000 miles” consider that it would take you 41 years to do that.
3000$ to 8000$
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Dealers would probably base the trade-in value on mileage, condition, and either it’d be resold. Based on the fact that the interior and exterior were redone I would say you’d get about 10K value on it if not a bit below it.
www.kellys blue book values, used cars, enter condition, mileage, they will give you a free estimate of value.
I would say an average ’86, 150,000 mile car…$500.00
Depending on condition and miles driven and where it’s now located, it is likely worth between $6,000 and $10,000.
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