Lot 60

2021   |   Pebble Beach Auctions

1980 Mercedes-Benz 300 SD


$30,000 - $50,000| Without Reserve


Car Highlights

Just 83 Original Miles at Time of Cataloguing
Single Family Ownership Until 2021
A California Car in Remarkable, Untouched Condition
A True Time Capsule W116 Series Mercedes-Benz
Accompanied by Original Manuals, Tool Kit, Temporary Identification, and Original Spare and Jack

Technical Specs

2,998 CC SOHC Inline 5-Cylinder Diesel Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
Single Turbocharger
120 BHP at 4,350 RPM
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Fully Independent Coil-Spring Suspension
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Angus Dykman

This sensational time capsule 300 SD was purchased new from Mercedes- Benz of North America in Hollywood, California, by Bing Yiu Yip of South Pasadena, a Mercedes-Benz collector who took a different vehicle from his fleet to work almost every day. According to his wife, he rarely drove this vehicle and as such put just 81 miles on it during his ownership. Mr. Yip passed away recently and his wife sold the car to the consignor, an aficionado of low-mileage original Mercedes-Benz. A letter from Mr. Yip’s wife remains on file.

The consignor returned the Mercedes-Benz to running condition, drove it two miles and lightly detailed it, making sure to preserve its marvelous original details such as its numerous original stickers and factory-inspection markings. The 300 SD is accompanied by its stamped original manuals and accompanying metal data plate, tool kit, original spare tire and jack, and even retains its original emissions sticker in the door jamb.

Finished in the stunning color of Silver Blue (DB 930 G), this is an extremely rare opportunity to travel back in time and own a virtually brand-new W116 Series S-Class Mercedes-Benz from 1980.