This is a 1985 Mercedes 300 Turbo Diesel. It has been converted to run on waste vegetable oil (WVO). The car is in phenomenal shape for a 1985 Mercedes. $5900 OBO
- power steering
- power windows
- power sunroof
- power mirrors
- cruise control
I also installed a new upgraded radio about 6 months ago. It's amazing! It has AM/FM, CD, Aux input and an ipod cable in the dashboard. The cable allows you to control your ipod through the radio so you don't have to pull it out of the glove compartment. It also charges the ipod while it's plugged in. Right now I also have a Sirius radio in the car that goes through the Aux input.
The interior is all leather and in great shape for a 1985. There are 2 small tears that aren't spreading.
I am only the second owner of this car and have taken very good care of it. Compared to most other cars out there that are this old, it's in great shape.
Over the past 2 1/2 years I've done some major repairs to keep it in great shape. If you are really interested I can give you a complete list of repairs. The tires are less than a year old. All work has been done my a mechanic who specializes in working on old Mercedes.
As for the WVO conversion. This is a Love Craft conversion kit. It's been great during the past 2 + years. If you are truly interested I can tell you why I chose a Love Craft kit over a Greasecar kit. This is my second WVO vehicle, so it was a researched decision and I've been very happy with the Love Craft kit. Greasecar has two separate tanks, but this Love Craft uses a single tank. The WVO goes right into the regular fuel tank. You can mix diesel and WVO. Any ratio works. I get my oil from a local pizza place for free and filter in my backyard. I'm willing to share my filtering secrets with the person who buys the car and even pass on any leftover equipment/oil I have at that point.
I am getting around 28-30 mpg with diesel and with WVO. Like any car, it depends how you drive. The car has 220,000 miles on it. My last one had over 300,000 when I sold it and I hear it's still running. If you take care of these cars, they can easily run to 400,000. I've even seen some running much longer than that. It is bittersweet to see this car go, but I am hoping to find it a good home! Let me know if you are interested in seeing it or learning more about it!