Independent Classic Specialist St Alban's / Harpenden / Luton

Discussion in 'Mercedes specialists across the UK' started by W123will, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. W123will

    W123will New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2019
    Location:
    Harpenden
    Car:
    1983 w123 estate 200t
    I am the proud new owner of a 1983 W123 200t estate, and want to find a good local indie mechanic who can help me look after it. Recommendations welcome! Also new to the forum so be nice. I did look back through 5 pages of this thread to see if there was a previous recommendation.
     
  2. flowrider99

    flowrider99 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,831
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Car:
    SL500 (R230)
    I use Phil at Welwyn Merx for all the servicing on my R230 SL, he is well recommended.
     
    a111r likes this.
  3. grober

    grober MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    27,593
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Location:
    Perth, Scotland
    Car:
    W204 C200CDI Estate
    Fortunately you have a car with "non proprietary" technology. Your car will have a carburetted version of the single overhead cam M102 engine for example so can be worked on by any adaptable classic mechanic familiar with cars of that vintage. May widen your choice a bit?
     
  4. OP
    OP
    W123will

    W123will New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2019
    Location:
    Harpenden
    Car:
    1983 w123 estate 200t
    Thank you that's a good point, Welwyn not too far away but if I can find someone in the local town I can build a relationship a bit more easily.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    W123will

    W123will New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2019
    Location:
    Harpenden
    Car:
    1983 w123 estate 200t
    Hi David, thank you for the tip! I'll get in touch and let him know you sent me :)
     
  6. a111r

    a111r Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,607
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Location:
    North East London
    Car:
    S123 240TD, S210 320cdi, S202 250TD.
    Good taste, Sir!
    Why not learn to do DIY? You can easily do routine maintenance at home, know you've done it right and save £££s.
    The American forums contain the most information on the older models.
     
  7. moodi

    moodi Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    540
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2018
    Location:
    Bedfordshire
    Car:
    CLS55
    Autoclass in Milton Keynes are good for the larger jobs
     
  8. grober

    grober MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    27,593
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Location:
    Perth, Scotland
    Car:
    W204 C200CDI Estate
    When "auditioning" Mercedes specialists it might be wise to ask how many W123 models they work on routinely? Not casting aspersions here, its just there's a different skill set applicable to a canbus compared to a carburettor :dk:
     
    flowrider99 and ToeKnee like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.