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#1 OFFLINE   Mike D

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 11:59 PM

I've been after a comfy slugger for a while, and have been harbouring a perverse lust for the W123 Mercedes for as long as I can remember.. so.. when this came up on the bay a couple of miles away, i couldn't resist!

Behold! £250 of base model windy window 2 litre auto german goodness :D 81K and 2 local owners from new, mint interior, runs well, just needs a bit of fettling to the rear arches, which i am getting done by a friend in exchange for a surplus car :)

Sorry for the appauling photo skillz!
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Plans are to sort the rear arches and the couple of other scabs, get my other mate to repaint the repaired bits, and leave it stock as a rock and slug around slowly :)

Mike :)

#2 OFFLINE   Spottedlaurel

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 06:23 AM

Well done! I've always liked them, timeless look to them IMO. 2-litre auto's going to be a touch thirsty though eh?...

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And a couple of modern Toyotas.


#3 OFFLINE   Mike D

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 08:22 AM

Well done! I've always liked them, timeless look to them IMO. 2-litre auto's going to be a touch thirsty though eh?...

Both thirsty and slow i imagine! Not that it worries me too much, I have the Astra for work and general hauling duties, this will do nicely as an evening and weekend cruiser :)

*edit* It will not be replacing the place of the Celeste however! I can't imagine that one will be an overly 'comfy' drive though to be honest :D

Here's a couple of pics of the interior from the auction, note the sea of blanking plates!!

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#4 OFFLINE   Milford Cubicle

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 09:12 AM

I love the co-ordinated exterior and interior colours. :o £250 is a good price, any MOT?

#5 OFFLINE   Mike D

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 09:15 AM

It is a bit of a blue overload! No T&T on it, but it shouldn't take much to sort :) It has had next to no welding in the past, so at least i'll know with the grot it has got repaired it'll be cock on :)

#6 OFFLINE   retrogeezer

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 09:34 AM

Nice, I've fancied one of those for a while....preferably the estate version.Good score.
RIP Julie & Maisie

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#7 OFFLINE   Sid

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 10:04 AM

Good man, I've had a few of these, superb cars that will give you no bother!

#8 OFFLINE   r.welfare

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 10:18 AM

Lovely! I reckon one that late will have the 190-spec 2-litre in it; Merc always had a habit of putting the 'next generation' engines into the latter years of the older shape.So it will still be slow and thirsty, but not as slow and thirsty as a pre-81 2-litre...mind you, that's a relative thing.I do like the round lights. I had some late 70s Merc brochures full of W123s and other models like this as a kid and they were fantastic, so much better than the 'staged studio shots' Ford/Vauxhall jobs.

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#9 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 11:48 AM

Coolage, beiruit taxi ftw!As has been stated, the TE version is the one I would want. Lovely.

#10 OFFLINE   Ratdat

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 07:17 PM

Well done! You can join my slow-and-thirsty-but-comfortable car club now :lol: Doing our bit for global warming!

#11 OFFLINE   bigstraight6

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 07:59 PM

Splendid purchase, the delights of concrete seats and a 3' diameter steering wheel are just a small part of the Merc W123 experience, bargain price too :D
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