mint condition, dry stored 123

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  1. SilverSaloon

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    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.
     
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    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!!
     
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    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 ...
     
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    Is that an original Mercedes colour?

    Looks more like it belongs on a Ford Capri.
     
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    yes, it is. My Dad also had a 123 240D in that colour
     
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    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.
     
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    i'm not in a position to buy at the moment - need to sell the 124 saloon 1st before i can consider another car
     
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    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.
     
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    also:

    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
     
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    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
     
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    Is he selling Parrots.?
     
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    Only over engineered ones; like Mother Nature used to make them;)
     
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    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.
     
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    I think you have said plenty Jay;)

    Barge pole anyone??:D
     
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    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.
     

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