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Discussion in 'Spotted on eBay!' started by SilverSaloon, Oct 6, 2008.
Nice condition, but in honesty, manual W123s are not nice to drive. They are badly geared, and the gearchange and clutch leave a lot to be desired.
Also those round headlamps on a W123 are lousy and they are far better with the square type of lamp.
never driven a 123, manual or auto.... but i suspect you are well correct there! a manual merc is never good!!
but i want one!!
my first serious accident was in W123 ..
My mate was driving my father's white manual 200E .. with light green cloth and MBTex interior. It was 6 months old. Mate was not supposed to be driving.
For some reason, mate stuck the car into reverse, and went back at high speed. Hit a tree on the driver's side, front wheel hit a big kerb (big enough to sit on).
Felt quite cushioned but what a lot of damage. Small miracle my Dad didn't kill me.
Lost touch with mate now ...
Is that an original Mercedes colour?
Looks more like it belongs on a Ford Capri.
yes, it is. My Dad also had a 123 240D in that colour
Ask Jaymanek to look at it for you..its his stomping ground. he could turn up in something non-merc and see what BS the seller comes out with. He may even know the seller.
i'm not in a position to buy at the moment - need to sell the 124 saloon 1st before i can consider another car
The guy that is selling this sounds like a true sheepskin cars salesman.....he has a Daimler sovereign coupe for sale and he says:
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]"THE DAIMLER SOVEREIGN COUPE IS A PURE DEMONSTRATION OF DAIMLER OVER ENGINEERING AT ITS BEST. AS THE OLD SAYING GOES THEY DONT MAKE THEM LIKE THEY USE TO.[/FONT]"
Anyone who has ever owned one of these ( and I have) would know that they are totally and utterly unreliable and are riddled with rot.
THE 123 SERIES MERCEDES IS A PURE DEMONSTRATION OF MERCEDES OVER ENGINEERING AT ITS BEST. AS THE OLD SAYING GOES THEY DONT MAKE THEM LIKE THEY USE TO
The 201 Series Mercedes Is A Pure Demonstration Of Mercedes Over Engineering At Its Best. As The Old Saying Goes They Dont Make Them Like They Use To
Is he selling Parrots.?
Only over engineered ones; like Mother Nature used to make them
I know the seller very well... not going to make any comments on a public forum.
he sells a lot of older MB's and usually its spivved up R107's he sells.
Thats not an original colour, well not if its metallic... they did do an orange, but it was a different shade.
the interior is not half leather, its half Mb tex...
If anyone is interested I could happily make a call to him but buy with eyes open.
I think you have said plenty Jay
Barge pole anyone??
Well not necessarily... he has had some genuine nice cars through... I was even tempted with a Ponton he once had... all im saying is that it could be that its been "refurbished" as this is what he normally does.
then again, it could just be a really nice part exchange he has had...
Worth a look but I wouldnt hit buy it now until id seen it in the flesh.