A famous (and member's) W123 560 conversion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mercboiuk, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. mercboiuk

    mercboiuk MB Enthusiast

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    Last weekend I attended the Norfolk Gala Day near Norwich.
    One of the stands belonged to Anglia Car Auctions, on which they had the W123 which belonged to an MBClub member, discussed on MBClub a number of times and which also featured in Classic Car Magasine.

    This was the first ever time I had seen it in the metal and it was gorgeous! I absolutely loved it. Sadly I can say it won't be gracing my garage, and I can't seem to find any auction information relating to the car.

    However, here are a couple of photos. Just as I was about to get some interior shots, the heavens opened, so my chance passed me by.
    I sat in it though, and the W126 interior was a joy, if extremely bouncy and soft.
    A truely stunning project and it was an unexpected pleasure to see.

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    Darren
     
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  2. d w124

    d w124 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    That's changed hands a few times since Mat sold it
     
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  3. npuk

    npuk MB Enthusiast

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    mercboiuk

    mercboiuk MB Enthusiast

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    That was the name of the car magazine. My mistake :eek:
    Thanks for the link, too :)

    Darren
     
  5. neilrr

    neilrr MB Enthusiast

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    God, how I hate German style number plates.
     
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  6. Aswall

    Aswall Active Member

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    Beautiful, looks in great nick and I love the body colour/chrome hub caps used then, so much classier than alloys. Agree about the german style number plates, the ha'porth of tar that spoils the ship.
     
  7. Gareth

    Gareth Active Member

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    ruined by the plates as said
     
  8. dulayj

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    What a car-beaut.Thanks for posting:thumb:
     
  9. mattjones

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    Well, I don't think the plates are that bad at all...

    Thanks for the kind words, though. It was a fun thing.
     
  10. jaymanek

    jaymanek Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

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    Seems to have been through some owners... wish id have just bought it from Matt when he was selling... a car like this needs to be loved.
     
  11. mattjones

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    I hear it's actually had a bit of work since we parted ways, though I've not seen it in the metal to examine (one of the shortcomings of leaving the world of classic cars).

    In other news, I have a new project. There's a three-pointed star on the bonnet. Hurrah!

    Hope you're well by the way, Jay!
     
  12. mattjones

    mattjones Active Member

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    Oh, and if someone does buy it, please can you send me the rusty M on the grill...? I forgot to take it off when I sold it!
     
  13. tedzwedz

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    Sounds interesting, what is your new project if you dont mind me asking!?
     
  14. Red_rocket

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    Hi Matt,

    Whats your address so that i can have it removed and posted to you?

    Thanks
     
  15. Ponton-Jetronic

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    Very well made, long lived and ran well with so little maintenance. Were not over -expensive for their time and gave good long warnings of things '' likely to go wrong '' .
     
  16. kaapstad

    kaapstad New Member

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    Funny, I think they look really good. My 123 has a set.
     
  17. neilrr

    neilrr MB Enthusiast

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    I wonder if German Barrys & Garys think UK plates are the sheisa.
     

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