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Laci - 08/13/00 14:22:26
My URL:I don't have yet
My Email:laci85@usa.net
Model: MB W123 240D
Year: 1979
Milage: 380.000
Color: white
Condition: very good
Country: Hungary
Comments:
I bought this car 3 mounths ago, and I'm very satisfied with it. I've already done some reparations on it, and now it goes like new. It is one of the best cars: big, safe, comfortable, reliable, beautiful, and is not so expensive for a young. I can recomm nd for all people, who love cars!!


Mark - 08/13/00 10:05:37
My URL:not ready yet...
My Email:markvx@poczta.onet.pl
Model: w123 120 1A06 taxi
Year: 1983
Milage: 800.000 km
Color: dark green
Condition: good
Country: Poland
Comments:
an 200d engine is little to small for an automatic transmission, but driving this car is something super. 123 for ever.


Andrew Chia - 08/12/00 04:29:36
My URL:http://myhome.asia1.com/home/a/andrew.chia/123page.htm
My Email:andrew.chia@usa.net
Model: 200
Year: 1979
Milage: 150000
Color: white
Condition: good
Country: Singapore
Comments:
This is my first MB but I use to work on my brother's car so I knew what I was getting myself into. I was really impressed by the quality of the engineering and that's why I bought one. I try and do all the work myself except the big jobs. In the one y ar I got the car I had the differential (spider gears worn) and the head professionally rebuilt, bushing for front arms replaced. Installed a 400 watt sound system with 8 speakers by myself. I have a Crane XR3000 going in too. The only thing I hate is the bad fuel mileage a 2 litre engine gets. Due to tax considerations, a 2 litre is just about affordable. A 2.8 litre will cost just shy of US$3000 a year in taxes! That's what you get when you're on a little island with more oney than roads.


Yuri - 08/11/00 13:09:42
My Email:ua3hr@online.ru
Model: 230
Year: 1979
Milage: 200000
Color: green
Condition: good
Country: Russia
Comments:
MB is MB !


Martin van Aarsen - 08/11/00 10:47:23
My Email:m.v.aarsen@12move.nl
Model: 230CE
Year: 1984
Milage: 162.000
Color: Dark Brown metallic
Condition: Very Good
Country: The Netherlands
Comments:
My first Mercedes. Bought in 1998 from the first owner in Germany.I love to drive it every day.


John Meyer - 08/06/00 03:33:12
My Email:jpmhawks2
Model: 300 CD
Year: 1985
Milage: 139,000
Color: Silver
Condition: very good
Country: USA
Comments:
This is my second 123. I previously owned a '79 300 TD. To me, the 123 has not only been the workhouse of MB but truly a classic body style.


patrick van t haar - 08/02/00 08:57:02
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/patrickvanthaar
My Email:patrickhaar@journalist.com
Model: w123
Year: 1981
Color: white
Condition: not so good
Country: netherlands
Comments:
he might not be the most beautiful, the newest or the best; but it's mine and i love him.


Erik Reiken - 07/30/00 16:54:43
My Email:erik.reiken@pandora.be
Model: 240 TD
Year: 10-1985
Milage: 240.000
Color: White
Condition: near perfect
Country: Belgium
Comments:
The previous owner had som trouble with small obstacles on the road resulting in 2 dents on the right rear fender. Otherwise a lovely car in a fine condition. Love the improvement over my preficous car (W115 200 automatic).


Don Atienza - 07/30/00 14:49:54
My Email:don_atienza@mailcity.lycos.com
Model: 200D
Year: 1976
Milage: 1,282,500
Color: d green
Condition: Exceptional!
Country: Philippines
Comments:
A class of its own! - That's one way to put it. I can't believe I'm actually driving one of the first 123's that rolled out from Germany. This car is actually older than me (Im 20, the car is more or less 24). Having done more that a million kilometers (I m not the original owner, but I nonetheless claim it as my one and only), the car still has the reliability and class that is only Mercedes can exude. Great all-around performace, one of a kind ride. Do you have any statistics concerning the performance a d quality of these 123's vs. newer models? I'm certain it can equal, even surpass these "tin-cans" moving about. Great Car, Great MB Site! Thanks!


Ted Gomulka - 07/28/00 14:43:43
My Email:ted.gomulka@detroitdiesel.com
Model: 240D automatic
Year: 1979
Milage: 80,000+
Color: Light blue
Condition: Excellent original
Country: USA
Comments:
"Built like tank!" as a fellow owner from Europe raved. Also I would say "Slow like slug!" But the quality/reliability/fuel economy, all excellent, are most important to me. I only wish it had a manual gearbox. I don't like automatics, including this rans. I have a leak that will require probably $500 labor to replace a $2 shaft bushing. Not to mention the reduced performance & the fact that fuel economy could be even better with a stick.


Paul B. - 07/27/00 23:11:57
My Email:baronbenz@aol.com
Model: 230
Year: 1977
Milage: 188,000
Color: medium red
Condition: better than good
Country: NYC, USA
Comments:
Great site, I was surprised to see that so many folks love their old benzes as much as I do! I bought my 230 about 5 years ago for US$200. She had been in a front end collision, requiring lights, grille, hood and fenders. But the engine still turned over after 3 years of lying dormant. After new paint, a valve job, a tranny rebuild and and an interior salvaged from a totalled '83 240D the car is nearly showroom new. I'll never sell it "solid as a bank vault and almost as fast". You just gotta love these cars.


Johan Limcangco - 07/25/00 16:10:39
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/johan01.geo
My Email:limcangi@mnl.sequel.net
Model: 230TE
Year: 1982
Milage: 5,000 km on new engine
Color: Blue
Condition: Decent car but faded paint
Country: Philippines
Comments:
This car is my second W123. The first one being an '82 230E. Cheers.


Andreas - 07/23/00 10:32:02
My Email:uzs676@uni-bonn.de
Model: 230 E
Year: 1981
Milage: 220000km
Color: white/grey
Condition: good
Country: Germany
Comments:
A great car, still the first engine.


Danny Q. Rogers - 07/23/00 07:36:37
My Email:Benz@Bellsouth.Net
Model: 400D Turbo Diesel
Year: 1984
Milage: 60,000
Color: Black
Condition: Perfect
Country: USA
Comments:
I know your saying to yourself that Mercedes model does not exist. Your wrong this was a special made european model which I paid extra for. My father was the original owner of this car he had it made to a higher level engine compare to the 5 cyclender 00D this is a Turbo Diesel V8 engine which means that the car is much bigger than the 300D model but it is still the same body and design as the 300D sedan. Custom made in Germany ship to the US and sent here when the car was brand new car of the year at that time. Retail price 300D $35,000 at the time he paid for a 400D $50,000 in 1984. Can go as fast as 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds top speed is 145 MPH. It has 26 valves, I'm going to tell you that you will NOT find another customed made Mercedes like this one. The only one in the world which is a W123 400D V8.


Anthony James Winston - 07/23/00 06:58:49
My Email:suarez@bellsouth.net
Model: 300D Turbo Diesel
Year: 1982
Milage: 80,000
Color: Blue
Condition: Excelent
Country: USA
Comments:
Very nice blue Mercerdes, only one mirror on the drivers side european customed. 5 cycleder 3.0 Turbo Diesel Blue leatehr interrior original owner in top condition, needs no work at all.


Manuel Coronado - 07/19/00 18:23:03
My Email:mcoronado123@aol.com
Model: 300D
Year: 1981
Milage: 118,000
Color: Dark Green
Condition: Good
Country: Fla. USA
Comments:
This is the best car that I have owned,( sold a brand new Cherokee & invested the money ) I bought this from a friend in 1999 and I put over 20,000 miles in one year, I do all the maintenance and change oil every 3000 miles, Im looking for a 300CD. I lik to here more about this cars.


steven - 07/16/00 14:20:51
My URL:http://w123.24h.cc
My Email:tn901693@ms9.tisnet.net.tw
Model: w123 200
Year: 82
Milage: 180000
Color: golden
Condition: batter than new....
Country: ROC -TAIWAN
Comments:
good car


Seth Morris - 07/13/00 15:47:16
My Email:pamorri2@vt.edu
Model: 300CD
Year: 1985
Milage: 213000
Color: Diamond Blue
Condition: Very nice
Country: USA
Comments:
This is the second 300CD that I have owned in my life, and ranks close to top quality, espessially for the mileage. Never been wrecked, but repainted the year after the origional owner bought it for an unknown reason.


John Payson - 07/10/00 21:18:54
My Email:jpayson2@netscape.net
Model: 300D TD
Year: 1984
Milage: 199,000
Color: Silver
Condition: Mint
Country: USA
Comments:
I want as much information about the 300D as possiable. ie., Wondering if you can gain more top end speed?


Tony - 07/05/00 17:04:03
My Email:imisspaper@hotmail.com
Model: 300d
Year: 1980
Milage: 270,000 km
Color: silver
Condition: excellent
Country: Canada
Comments:
By far one of the most perfectly designed and engineered autos of the past two decades. This car will not die, and continues to impress me, and as it seems, others as well.


Brad - 07/02/00 09:04:52
My Email:bradandrews@email.com
Model: 230c
Year: 1979
Milage: 80,000
Color: Red
Condition: gen. good getting better
Country: England
Comments:
I bought the car cheaply but with only 70,000 miles. Fitted new rear floor pans, fixed central locking. cured leak to sunroof. overhauled engine. New brakes. Adjusted steering box. Perfect Auto trans. Beautiful inside. I'm in love!


Erik Enkullen - 06/29/00 18:28:28
My Email:erikenkullen@hotmail.com
Model: 200
Year: 1983
Milage: 26900
Color: white
Condition: good
Country: Sweden
Comments:
I bought my car 9 months ago and I don´t think I´ve ever driven a car that runs as nice as this. The seats are perfect both in front- and backseat, even I with my 192 cm length have no problems to sit comfortably. On the highway it runs quiet and smooth, he only thing I could wish for is a fifth gear. It´s my first MB but definately not my last. If it it weren´t for the cost I would like a bigger engine but since I´m a student I can´t really afford it. However now is the time to sell for me so if anyone is interested, mail me!


Klaus Kallas - 06/27/00 02:44:01
My Email:kjkmkk@earthlink.net
Model: 230T
Year: 1979
Milage: 206,000
Color: Butterscotch?
Condition: Not bad, not great
Country: USA
Comments:
Fun and reliable car with a 4-speed. Get plenty of looks as there are not many Euro models here in the states. Now if I could only knew German so I could read the owners manual!


Jeffri S. - 06/27/00 02:28:35
My Email:jeffris@bi.go.id
Model: 280 E
Year: 1985 (In Indonesia)
Color: Red (Maron)
Condition: Very Good
Country: Indonesia
Comments:
Hi ... guy..! "Mercedes Benz" its the Best..!


- 06/26/00 09:07:50
Comments:


Mr H Mendonca - 06/25/00 19:09:54
My Email:wpp@hmendonca.freeserve.co.uk
Model: 280e
Year: 1979
Milage: 65k
Color: sky blue
Condition: perfect
Country: Surrey, England
Comments:
My pride! 280e (123) saloon, beige seats and trim. full service history original in almost every detail.(except spks had to go for same size upgrades and a sony cd r/c replaced the Blau'. Even the first aid kit is still wrapped! Tool kit is pristine.


Neil Runham - 06/22/00 12:34:08
My Email:dashpig@yahoo.co.uk
Model: 200
Year: 1983
Milage: 146,000
Color: green/yellow colour - i forget the name !
Condition: Very good
Country: UK
Comments:
This car has one small rust spot down the front off-side skirt seam and that's basically it. Mechanically it's very sound, however it does suffer from the following 'known' problems: Knackered drivers seat central locking disfunctional - did this model even have central locking ?? leaking boot wood trim come adrift from it's backing on the glovebox and dash below the air vents intermittent buzzing noise heard when turning on the hazard warning lights cracked front head lamp the passenger side mirror electric control doesn't allow quite enough movement of mirror for my liking - is this a limit i've hit ? All for £1000 - not bad if you ask me !!


Facundo Gomez - 06/21/00 08:01:11
My Email:facugt@hotmail.com
Model: W123 280E
Year: Yanuary 1979
Milage: 198.700km
Color: astral silver
Condition: ragular
Country: Argentina
Comments:
i'need a table with Mercedes-Benz 280E front BMW 528I


yasushi yoshida - 06/17/00 15:38:11
My Email:yosida_y@jd5.so-net.ne.jp
Model: 280E
Year: 1985
Milage: 77000km
Color: classic white/blue cloth
Condition: mint
Country: japan
Comments:
Message far east from Japan. When I met her 'White Lily',just one year ago,I felt I hit the jackpot. Soon I done purchased her,only 63000km! Because I had ever been looked for five years ago as well,but there was only expensive one or no good one at that time. By the way,I was in hard put to unfortunatly alternator trouble at 4 months ago,I carried out replacing it to rebuilt one from US. Somewhere else,I've repalced brake pad and shockabsorber, becase,in japan,those parts are too mach overspend by go-stop taraffic condition. Of course I carring out those repair and maintenance on myself-worked. I will continue to drive her Lily,and will own all my life with such a exciting site! T


Steve Crimm - 06/11/00 19:59:36
My URL:http://www.stephenscott.com/230e/
My Email:steve@stephenscott.com
Model: 230E
Year: 1985
Milage: 200,000 miles
Color: Maroon
Condition: Excellent
Country: United States
Comments:
This car was imported in to the US in 1985 and converted to US vehicle specs. I purchased the car in 1994 with 125,000 miles. It has been very difficult to get information on the car. The Mercedes Benz of America Co. will not acknowledge this car since it is a european version. Have had some luck with local shops for parts etc. Would like to find a couple of US sources for parts and manuals. Also would like to talk to US owners of 85 230E's.


Mattias Kauhanen - 06/09/00 14:36:18
My Email:matkau@usa.net
Model: w123 240D
Year: 1979
Milage: can't remember... something like 300 000km
Color: Classic weiss (white)
Condition: Good Technicaly exelent
Country: Sweden
Comments:
I bought my 240D two years ago, as my first car. And I'm very satisfied with it. It's nice to drive with a very smooth ride and excelent road holding. And the best thing, it's a car from the happy time in the late seventies/early eighties! I just love th t time... infact I'm born 79, in september the same month as my car! Because I like the end of seventies /early eighties I allso have an Opel Ascona B two door with sixteen valve engine (Ascona 400 replica project) ,but that's a whole different thing... back to the MB:s again! The car is not on the road now but after a small restoration it will be running again, maybe with a good 300DTURBO engine...! Anyway, it's a very very nice car and I want to keep it forever!


Tom Funka - 06/07/00 00:01:15
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/funkag/w123.html
My Email:funkag@go.com
Model: 240D
Year: 1980
Milage: 120,000+
Color: Gold
Condition: Good
Country: United States
Comments:
Great car!


Brett Cannon - 06/06/00 03:09:32
My Email:jeepboyosu@aol.com
Model: 300D Turbo
Year: 1983
Milage: 178,000
Color: Silver
Condition: VGC
Country: U.S.A.
Comments:
For 6 months I had been looking for an old Mercedes. It had to be a diesel. Had to have a sunroof (that worked). Be in respectable condition, no major rust, and needed to know the complete history of the car. I had less than $2000 to spend. And I didnt w nt a car that needed immediate major work. I found an 83'300D that I fell in love with immediately. I was amazed that the A/C worked, the power anntenna, locks, windows (the passenger front when it wants to work)and not a single tear on the interior. I pa d the asking price of $2000. My wait and long search paid off! I love this car! I intend to drive it for many more miles, it certainly runs great now! The most beautiful benz designed in the last half of the 20th Century!


BDLR - 06/05/00 10:12:02
My Email:bongdlreyes@photokina.com.ph
Model: 230E
Year: 1982
Milage: 200,000 km
Color: champagne gold
Condition: fresh in/out
Country: Philippines
Comments:
I just got the car two months ago and it's almost everything i hoped it would be(although it's a little bit noisy than I expected). Still can't figure out how to make it drive a little quieter. The engine is in good condition as well as the body. Someh w there seems to be some low frequency noise emanating from somewhere especially when its idling.


Jesper Friis - 06/02/00 10:36:54
My Email:friis@edb.dk
Model: 230 aut
Year: 1979
Milage: 166000 km
Color: white
Condition: good
Country: Denmark
Comments:
This is my first car, and i will never own another car, than a Mercedes-Benz. Next time it will be a w124 300E.


Donald James - 06/01/00 16:05:47
My Email:harley2112@freei.net
Model: Euro/280CE
Year: 1984
Milage: 180000
Color: Gold
Condition: Mint
Country: U.S. Tacoma,Wa.
Comments:
We purchased from auction.WoW!After cleaning an already beutiful car i found a business card from an attorney.The car is in such beutiful condition.I had to buy a battery and a tune-up now it drives like a race car.It is very strong,sleek,responsive,... Im sorry my first MB and boy am i CHEESIN. Any info at all very appreciative harley2112@wa.freei.net pics/soon


riky chiesa - 05/23/00 20:38:00
My Email:phelps@tiscalinet.it
Model: 300 td turbodiesel
Year: 1982
Milage: 350000?
Color: silver
Condition: pretty nice
Country: italy
Comments:
I owned it since three years and i'm looking for tons of spare parts because i want to drive it as long as possible. In fact, i'm stocking tons of spares that I will never use because it don't need anything except gazoil . GREAT !


Nico de Jager - 05/21/00 22:14:22
My Email:n_de_jager@hotmail.com
Model: 200
Year: 1981
Milage: 303.000 Km.
Color: blue
Condition: good-excelent
Country: Netherland
Comments:
I own abovementioned vehicle since 1997, bought from 1st owner. Has been in dealer service since new and is (apart from things all W123 suffer with, like worn out seat springs) in excelent condition. Some verly light rust is forming in the front right whe l arch. Happy with all coments on how to tackle (renew part, fix or other) because it is very hard to find a bodyshop that is both willing and able to restore the original paint job (several layers, oil-based) Please let me know if you have any info!


Henny - 05/21/00 15:30:54
My URL:http://home.concepts.nl/~hennyw
My Email:hennyw@concepts.nl
Model: 280 ce
Year: 1978
Milage: 217000 km
Color: green/bleu paarlemoer
Condition: verry good
Country: holland
Comments:
I was looking for an amerikan classic untill i found my 280 ce. I fell in love and now we are looking for an other one for my wife.


nick greenaway - 05/20/00 18:06:01
My URL:http://greenaway.mbz.org/fqtr.jpg
My Email:ngreenaway@yahoo.com
Model: 240D
Year: 81
Milage: 300,000
Color: yellow
Country: us
Comments:
this isnt my first entry on this registry, i just thought id post again to announce that briegh (the car) has now joined the 300,000 mile club :) to put that in perspective, thats about a little over 12 laps around the equator. right now shes getting new glowplugs, timing chain, just gave her new brakes, and im working on getting her a manny tranny to replace the auto that she has now (although that one was only replaced 20,000 miles ago, id rather have a manny)


Vincent - 05/16/00 13:13:28
My Email:v_gallard@yahoo.com
Model: 200
Year: 1976
Milage: 195000 Km
Color: Colorado Beige
Condition: Good
Country: France
Comments:
I´m the happy owner of one of the first Mercedes W123 of 1976. The interior of my car is as new, but the carrosserie is 24 years old but always good. I search French fans and a 1977 230C or 280C, or a 1985 280CE with all options. (French model).


A. Salvador - 05/13/00 12:31:34
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com/al3/alfie/images1/benz/benz.html
My Email:filamqc@mailexcite.com
Model: 280CE
Year: 1981
Milage: 154,000
Color: Silver
Condition: Excellent and Clean
Country: USA
Comments:
This is a fabulous Mercedes! Looks, Runs, and Feels Great! A rare model in excellent condition.. and a classic that I will always cherish!...Come take a look at my website...


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Comments:


Adam Ferrari - 05/11/00 11:34:45
My Email:adam@ferraridigital.com
Model: 280E
Year: 4/1978
Milage: 336,000
Color: Silver/ bue
Condition: A1
Country: Australia
Comments:
Bought the car this month, 5/2000 for five grand, has only had 2 owners and the seccond was a merc mechanics wife, full service history. It will still do 200km/h easy, it is the best car for cruising slow in though. It was my 30th birthday present to myse f. When they say engineered like no other car, they MEAN it, this little baby has no rust in it and still drives like a new car, heaps of chrome, hub caps, blue sheep skins throughout, and real leather as well. It may like the taste of petrol, but that is al part of owning one of the best cars in the world. I will hang onto this baby till I retire, I now don't even look at other makes of car.


chris - 05/06/00 09:12:23
My Email:perrys@adelaide.on.net
Model: 123
Year: 1981
Milage: 250 000km
Color: Blue silver
Condition: Excellent
Country: Australia
Comments:


robert graziani - 05/04/00 11:36:31
My Email:grazi@iprimus.com.au
Model: 230e
Year: 1983
Milage: 105000 klms
Color: white
Condition: mint
Country: australia
Comments:
brought the car 6 months ago after it was traded into a dealer the day before.It is a beautiful and rare 5sp manual in imacculate condition previously owned by an eccentric old polish gentleman .he imported it into australia and spent nearly $10000 conver ing it to right hand drive.This is the car ive been looking for for years.


Ian R - 05/02/00 22:18:07
My Email:Ian@PR101.freeserve.co.uk
Model: 230E Auto 4 door
Year: 1985
Milage: 179,000
Color: Cream
Condition: Good
Country: United Kingdom
Comments:
I bought my 230E from a car auction 2 weeks ago for £540! I was looking for a BMW, but when I saw the Mercedes, in all its bechromed and boxy majesty amongst the usual rep mobiles I knew I had found my next motor. 1000 miles of hard driving later has only confirmed that I have landed an absolute dream of a car. I can't believe how well such a big motor handles even the windiest of country roads at speed. All the fun of a sports car with an auto box, room for 4 adults and their luggage. What a brilliant, beautiful car!


steven ka- we - 05/02/00 12:03:28
My URL:http://home.pchome.com.tw/young/steven529/index.htm
My Email:tn901693@ms9.tisnet.net.tw
Model: w123 200
Year: 1983
Milage: 180000
Color: golden
Condition: like the new....
Country: ROC -TAIWAN
Comments:
I COME FORM TAIWAN I'M 17 OLD BUT I LIKE MY W123 SO MUCH AND SHE IS SO BEAUTIFULL......YOU CAN COME TO MY HOME PAGE SRR MY W123......KEEP IN TAUCH!!!!!!!~~~~~STEVEN~~~


Babak mehrbany Irany - 04/30/00 04:38:29
My Email:Babak_mehrbany@excite.com
Model: 230E
Year: 1984
Milage: about 100,000
Color: silver
Condition: very good
Country: iran
Comments:


Bob Stocks - 04/28/00 09:42:28
My Email:BobStocks@crystalyn.com
Model: 280TE AMG
Year: 1979
Milage: 180,000
Color: White
Condition: Very Good
Country: USA
Comments:
Just purchased this car and would appreciate any info about it. What a fun car to drive!


Robert - 04/25/00 17:33:07
My Email:belek@hotmail.com
Model: 250
Year: 1980
Color: green (metalic)
Condition: interior excellent but ... :(
Country: Poland
Comments:
i'm 20 years old (so is she) and i've got this lovely car for two years (i've made 100.000 km). she's my first :) . most of my friends have or dream about new cars but i don't understand them. on the world exist only 4 car's models - W123 Sedan, W123 Coup , W123 Wagon and W123 Long :) . [please send me anything you have about this model, i will surely answer, thanks!]


Balint Lovey - 04/23/00 00:18:02
My Email:law@mail.agria.hu
Model: 230CE
Year: 1982
Milage: 203000
Color: white
Condition: middle
Country: Hungary
Comments:
This is my first MB, and my first coupe. But i love it!


Stephen H. Slack Jr. - 04/18/00 14:13:37
My Email:cslack@internetx.net
Model: 300 cd
Year: 1978
Milage: 80,502
Color: CREAM YELLOW
Condition: EXELLENT
Country: U.S.A.
Comments:
A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH! i WAS IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME. THIS IS THE ORIGINAL MILEGE. OF COURSE NEEDS SOME A/C WORK


Tim Graziano - 04/15/00 02:47:28
My Email:grazbanana@ yahoo.com
Model: 300D Turbo
Year: 1983
Milage: 68,000
Color: Diamond blue / Blue tex
Condition: Showroom
Country: USA
Comments:
I've had 3 of these cars. The 300D I posted here in February was recently totalled by a drunk driver. The car literally saved my life. I was stopped an he hit me from behind going about 50 mph. I bought this one in May 1999 for my wife from the original o ner who used it only summers and stored it in a heated garage from Oct to Apr since new. It is in near showroom condition and with some elbow grease could be a show-winner. No physical damage or imperfections. Runs flawlessly with gas-engine performance. t is one of the finest examples of these great cars I've ever seen. I also just bought a 3rd to replace the one I lost to act as my commuter car. I still contend that these W123's are one of the finest production cars ever built. They are durable, economi al, simple to maintain, and drive like a dream. I'm hooked.


Tim Graziano - 04/15/00 02:47:04
My Email:grazbanana@ yahoo.com
Model: 300D Turbo
Year: 1983
Milage: 68,000
Color: Diamond blue / Blue tex
Condition: Showroom
Country: USA
Comments:
I've had 3 of these cars. The 300D I posted here in February was recently totalled by a drunk driver. The car literally saved my life. I was stopped an he hit me from behind going about 50 mph. I bought this one in May 1999 for my wife from the original o ner who used it only summers and stored it in a heated garage from Oct to Apr since new. It is in near showroom condition and with some elbow grease could be a show-winner. No physical damage or imperfections. Runs flawlessly with gas-engine performance. t is one of the finest examples of these great cars I've ever seen. I also just bought a 3rd to replace the one I lost to act as my commuter car. I still contend that these W123's are one of the finest production cars ever built. They are durable, economi al, simple to maintain, and drive like a dream. I'm hooked.


Dusan Woletz - 04/14/00 08:02:24
My Email:woletz@globtel.sk
Model: 280CE
Year: 1980
Milage: 80000
Color: silvergreen
Condition: very good
Country: SLOVAKIA
Comments:
my first coupe (after 20 sedans) also first MB


muresan - 04/10/00 01:37:05
My Email:muresano@yahoo.com
Model: 300 D
Year: 1980
Milage: 100.000
Color: golden-green
Condition: good
Country: Romania
Comments:
very good car ! just buy it !


Fredrik - 04/09/00 15:11:19
My Email:dunk_82@hotmail.com
Model: 300TD Turbo
Year: 1982
Milage: 32 000
Color: blue green metalik
Condition: rough
Country: Sweden
Comments:
I love my car!! It has all optional and the engine goes perfect. I want to make it look cool so if enyone knows haw to do it please e-mail me. I want to bye a bodykit too, but I cant find it to a so old model..=(


Charles Lander - 04/07/00 05:48:42
My Email:lander@telstra.com
Model: 250
Year: 1977
Milage: Circa 500,00km
Color: Capri Blue
Condition: A bit rough
Country: Australia
Comments:
A good car. I've had it eight years and it owes me nothing. The carb is dreadful though.


Sunny - 03/31/00 20:08:56
My URL:not yet takern
My Email:jerich9478@aol.com
Model: 230E
Year: 1985
Milage: 100000
Color: Dark RED
Condition: excellent
Country: UK
Comments:
Excellent CAR...Solidly built. Still in the process of having it modified as the late 80`s typical Gangster Style Car. So far.. have lowered it by.. 45mm all round. Tinted Midnight windows. still awaiting..Zender bodykit, and respray.Otherwise, my favouri e car. My 230E needs proper maintance by Mercedes dealers which i be having in the near future , rather than of a mercedes specialist. Either than that very fast , a sudden outburst of power, when pushed half way, shoots like a rocket. GETS LOOKS from Peo le.


Bob Poe - 03/29/00 19:05:14
My Email:cbpoe@mindspring.com
Model: 300D
Year: 1982
Milage: 175000
Color: yellow
Condition: good
Country: USA
Comments:
Just bought it! wonderful automobile!


Dr Alastair Dow - 03/29/00 11:14:03
My URL:http://www.dhc.net/~pmhack/mercedes/240d811.HTM
My Email:radow@camtech.net.au
Model: 240D
Year: 1981
Milage: 311K km
Color: Red
Condition: Good
Country: Australia
Comments:
I'm hooked!


Ray Culver - 03/28/00 01:43:11
My Email:rculver@worldnet.att.com
Model: 300 D Turbo
Year: 1983
Milage: 247,000
Color: I would call it cream ??
Condition: WOW GREAT
Country: The Deserts of CA-USA
Comments:
Just bought it a few weeks ago. Holly Shit it's like doing drugs in the '60s. My brother-in-law said I would never go back to BMW. I love my 300D Turbo. I get up in the middle of the night and go out to the garage just to look. Does this machine ever run: ) Idling in 100 degree heat with AC on and not heating up !! Driving up hill with AC in 100 degrees and just BLOWIN' by people doing 90 mph. I understand people's comments on this board. WHAT A CAR LOOKING for #2 and #3 -Thanks


Frank Zielisnki - 03/26/00 03:15:45
My Email:babycake@home.com
Model: 300D TURBO
Year: 1985
Milage: 267,XXX
Color: Shiny Black
Condition: Great
Country: USA
Comments:
I own a 1984 500SEl (W126) but I just bought a 1985 300D Turbo for my regular driving. The 500SEL will be for those special nights out. It's my first diesel and I look forward to driving it for a long time (plan on getting to 500K in it)! I just discove ed this site and it fantastic.


Bryan Colleran - 03/23/00 13:37:48
My Email:colleran@sprint.ca
Model: 250
Year: 1980
Milage: 248,000+ km
Color: Blue
Condition: Good
Country: Canada
Comments:
This is a European model that was imported by an individual owner.


jon w - 03/23/00 08:31:00
My Email:jmw19971@yahoo.com
Model: 240 d
Year: 1984
Milage: 149000
Color: white
Condition: mint
Country: usa
Comments:
car is in mint condition.it has rare 5 speed it may be a europeon model.best car i have ever owned so fa


Till Bruch - 03/21/00 19:06:14
My Email:tbruch@web.de
Model: 200 D
Year: 1983
Milage: 280000 km
Color: grey
Condition: good
Country: Germany
Comments:
This car is great. Never driven a better one before, never will!


Rick Buchanan - 03/21/00 03:05:48
My Email:RBucha7924@aol.com
Model: 240D
Year: 1980
Milage: 190,000
Color: cream
Condition: pretty good
Country: USA
Comments:
Bought the car with a destroyed engine (I didn't know it was out of oil) and installed a new engine from MB. The car has a LOT of power and has never disappointed. I did have a '76 about a dozen years ago. Liked it a LOT! The W123 is a very nice car. Might sell at my cost if I can find a 240TD with a 5 spd manual, and third seat. I would even take one with a bad engine. Just want that wagon with the 5 spd transmission. Prefer an '81 or newer. Anyone? As for the one with the new engine, I LOVE IT!! MB should still make this same car today.


Win Wisnu Mugiyo - 03/15/00 13:46:50
My URL:http://-not yet-
My Email:inu@innocent.com
Model: w-123/200
Year: 1978
Milage: under 75.000 km
Color: pastel grey
Condition: 90 % original
Country: Indonesia
Comments:
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Win Wisnu Mugiyo - 03/15/00 13:45:32
My URL:http://-not yet-
My Email:inu@innocent.com
Model: w-123/200
Year: 1978
Milage: under 75.000 km
Color: pastel grey
Condition: 90 % original
Country: Indonesia
Comments:
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Jimmy Ng - 03/15/00 11:18:51
My Email:engp7587@nus.edu.sg
Model: w123 - 200
Year: 1981
Milage: 120,000 km
Color: White
Condition: Good, Trouble Free
Country: Singapore
Comments:
Can anyone help me with a persistent moisture ingress problem that I have in the passenger footwell (left side of car). I have already changed the screen rubbers and ensured no corrosion in the floor-pan.


Ken Barcus - 03/14/00 03:16:10
My Email:KB632@AOL.com
Model: 300D Turbodiesel
Year: 1984
Milage: 252,000
Color: Blue
Condition: Good
Country: USA
Comments:
We are beginning restoration of this car to new condition. Any catalogues or info is greatly appreciated.


Rishad - 03/13/00 02:25:22
My Email:rishad@acnielsen.co.id
Model: W123
Year: 1984
Milage: 80000 km
Color: deep blue
Condition: excellent
Country: Indonesia
Comments:
We have a discussion forum of MB Classic of Indonesia.


Sabiti Bageine - 03/07/00 06:45:53
My Email:bageine@spacenetuganda.com
Model: W123 230
Year: 1979
Milage: 550,000
Color: white
Condition: excellent
Country: Uganda East Africa
Comments:
Well, what can one really say. I live in a country that is only beginning to have spare parts like oil filters readily available. But the last 20 years have been years of sheer driving pleasure, 'Flavia' has lived up to her German creators like never befo e seen. She has seen several cars come into our possession and die away. Though I had the body basically rebuilt, the interior redone from scratch and the entire suspension replaced (but after 300,000!!), I have never had to open up the engine simply, des ite the difficulty of getting spares, because I followed the maintenance schedule spot on. She still does pretty high speeds with little effort, we're talking 160-180kph and I drive up to 500km per week without fear. Mercedes please make us another round f Flavias!!


Denis A. COUROUX - 03/07/00 04:16:04
My Email:dcouroux@bglbrokerage.com
Model: W 123.023 230
Year: 1979
Milage: 150.000 kilometers
Color: Yellow / blue int.
Condition: Excellent
Country: Canada
Comments:
I own a W 123...its a rare 4 speed, 4 cyl imported from Germany a few years ago - I just fell in love with the car instantly and have since babied its in my garage, keep it preciously for those sunday afternoon rides and its never seen a single snow flake I live in Montreal Canada and will be restoring the car into an immacualte shape. I intend on modifying a few things like the Stromberg downdraft single piston Carb...Very rare and difficult to find parts. I actually gave the local dealers a crash cours on the carb because they just arent trained in this type of carb and lets face it - they are rare. Wel - I would trade my Benz for anything. She need a new paint job and a new dash board...Im actually looking for one so anyone that is reading this and has one for sale - I need a Blue one. I even have the pull back moon roof...I just cant say enough about my car... If you are fortunate to find one - keep it - take care of it and be sure that every time you put the key in the ignition - it will never let you down...


rolf peters - 03/06/00 20:54:50
My Email:postbus@rwpeters.demon.nl
Model: 200 T automatic
Year: 16/01/1981
Milage: 222600
Color: brickred
Condition: very good shape
Country: the netherlands
Comments:
a superb car, with chrome wheelcasts and original brick-red wheels. the interior is in very good shape with its original sky (fake-leather) seats. i intent to drive in it as long as possible!


Wayne Adamcik - 02/29/00 18:16:48
My URL:upon e-mail request, (although not currently for sale)
My Email:wadamcik@yahoo.com
Model: 300D Turbo Diesel
Year: 1982
Milage: 124,400
Color: Anthracite Grey
Condition: Excellent
Country: United States
Comments:
Bought car 10/96 for $4,500 (had 83K miles). I have had over $8,000 worth of work done to the car. Runs like a top, but requires a lot of periodic minor maintenance. Many local shops in the Houston Area (where I am from) are crooked. Be careful. Grea quality car.


Chase Hume Kenyon - 02/28/00 00:47:31
My Email:kenyon@iamnow.net
Model: 300 d turbo sedan
Year: 1983
Milage: 250,000 plus
Color: silver
Condition: on 0-5 clsssic 3.8
Country: usa
Comments:
looked for one and a half months for this one. Used IRS return to buy it. Took wife to look at Taurus SHo, Audi Quattro and several others. She didn't want to drive 1.5 hrs to the seacoast to look at a 16 year old car. After riding in the passenger seat for 10 minutes she said make a deal this is the car we want. Bought it with 210,000 on clock , but all service rtecords to day one in Rochester, NY. Between 197K and 210 K $$ 1100 plus transmission rebuild and $$ 900 plus injection system rebuild. Car s silver with blue interior. It needs Impco's dash cover and a few thing 's like that ..... this spring. I used to restore Jags and Healys for show so..... this sping it gets a strip and full body rejuvenation with full new original spec paint. Curren ly looking to sell my fully restored 1982 Grunmann Olsen F250 utility truck and replace it with a 1983-5 w123 300 td. By the way my ex MB roadside senior tech (now private) tells me that this "pearl" (my wife's naming of the car in honor of Janis) has t e euro spec sport suspension...she corners flat and fast...on the on ramps here in NH (wicked tight)she blows my buddys' 300 dts away and just barely out guns one's 84 bmw 535 is. I do have eagle sport tires on her.I have driven over 25 of these 300dts a d this is the fastest of all??????? even the two buddies of mine that have the same model can't belive it. Have had Hans check the tranny out and it's ok but she shifts hard and fast like a citroen sm while out running my taurus 3.8 ( after the first 50 feet). Bottom line, even my 18 year old son and 17 year old daughter are taken with the 123s. they both want one to take to college and through thier first jobs. Turning into a family enterprise. just had two friends join the ownership roster. Changed pads and rear rotors on one today in my Antique speedboat restoration shop, and steering box on the other yesterday. chase


Allex - 02/23/00 16:25:35
My URL:http://cs.isa.ac.ru/home/allex
My Email:allex@cgntv.dol.ru
Model: 200
Year: 1979
Milage: 180000
Color: Yellow
Condition: miscelaneus
Country: Russia
Comments:
Very old? but it's steel machine!


Matic Lazar - 02/21/00 21:56:28
My Email:matic@panet.bits.net
Model: DB W123 240D
Year: 1982.
Milage: cca 110.000
Color: white, talc 01
Condition: exellent
Country: Yugoslavia
Comments:
I love this carr. I have 21 years of driving expirience, i drow manny other cars, i undrestand techinque, so i have some advices for you. So i need some advices, and tech. details, contact me please!


Nekha syawaluddin - 02/19/00 04:05:13
My Email:Nekha@eudoramail.com
Model: 280 E Automatic
Year: 1986
Milage: 147000 km
Color: Diamond Blue
Condition: excellent
Country: Indonesia
Comments:
May Mercedes Benz w123 is very good condition and i like it very much


Todd Hayward - 02/18/00 20:32:53
My Email:haywards@esslink.com
Model: 240D
Year: 1979
Milage: 115,000
Color: Nickel Green
Condition: Excellent
Country: USA
Comments:
I've had my W123 diesel for 3 years now, and it's one of the best cars I've ever driven. My 240D is a 4speed, and gets a workout every day. In 3 years I have been rewarded by faithful service, as long as the outside temp is at least 6 deg.F! The only r pair I've had was to have the alternator rebuilt last year! Now if I could only find the Euro version interior wood...


matthew - 02/17/00 18:40:47
My Email:tdi96@aol
Model: 240D
Year: 1983
Milage: 230000
Color: white
Condition: showroom
Country: calif usa
Comments:


Paul Shumway - 02/15/00 03:19:39
My Email:pshumway@monitor.com
Model: 230TE
Year: 1984
Milage: Not sure!
Color: White
Condition: Above Average
Country: USA
Comments:
Picked up this "grey market" beauty from the original owner about a year ago. It's beginning to suffer from some rust (New Hampshire salt!), but runs really well for a 16 year old car. The speedo and odometer have been broken since I bought it (I know, know, I'm lazy) so I'm not sure on the mileage, but I know it had about 105,000 in 1996! This is my first Benz (I'm a British car guy) but it surely won't be my last.


Daniel Miller - 02/11/00 13:55:20
My Email:danielmiller@superbdesign.com
Model: 280E
Year: 1979
Milage: 162000
Color: Maroon
Condition: Excellent
Country: USA
Comments:
We bought this car from a collector 2 years ago when we moved back from living in Germany. Well, after you've driven a Mercedes you don't want to drive anything else. So we found this car close to home and decided to buy it. It had only 100000 miles on it and was in mint condition. The body of the car and the interior is still mint, but the 110 engine is about ready for a rebuild.


Clark - 02/10/00 23:14:08
My Email:Clark1949@aol.com
Model: 300TD
Year: 1984
Milage: 144,500
Color: gray
Condition: very good
Country: America
Comments:
So far "Puck" has performed quite well. Just purchased as our hockey car......300-400 miles a week.....hope we have a long and loving relationship


Tim Graziano - 02/10/00 02:54:39
My Email:grazianomtg@aol.com
Model: 300D Turbo
Year: 1983
Milage: 152,000
Color: Diamond Blue
Condition: Very Good
Country: USA
Comments:
Purchased March '98 @ 72K miles. I commute an average of 1000 miles/week and this has been a very reliable and economical car, even in Ohio winters. If you keep up the maintenance schedule, these cars will last a lifetime. I have a very good MB mechanic l cally, and parts are easy to get, so I'm shooting for at least 500K miles!


Perttu Tuhkanen - 02/08/00 15:59:12
Model: W123 200D/300 TurboD
Year: 1983
Milage: 600700KM
Color: 444 Sandbeige
Condition: Like 83 Could be
Country: Finland
Comments:
Hello! My name is Perttu Tuhkanen From Kuopio, Finland I am intrested W123 differend kind of original options. My Mercedes have some a little rusty but i gonna paint over my car in a next summer!This site have very good information a w123


Vince - 02/07/00 06:04:31
My Email:redeemed@flaschcoom.net
Model: 300CD
Year: 1985
Milage: 146k
Color: Dark Blue
Condition: Very nice
Country: USA
Comments:
My 3rd W123. Great cars.


Pia Svensson - 02/06/00 22:06:45
My Email:pisan@swipnet.se
Model: 280
Year: 1976
Milage: 243000 km
Color: brickred
Condition: Works for me !!
Country: Sweden
Comments:
My car is mecanicly in a very good condition. Okey some minor adjustments may be needed, but even if it feels like it, she's not brand new anylonger. Then we come to her body. At night under a not so strong light she looks perfect. However, even in Sweden the sun shines sometimes, and then everyone can see that she needs some kind of "makeup artists" working on her body for some hours. But it must be a little bit now and then. Please hear a huge cryout for HELP and understanding! All our relatives and neighbours are all Volvo- or Saab-freaks, and they as soon as we told them what kind of car we bought, jan 24 this year, they started reading phonebooks looking for a good schrink. We think that we need some support from other W123 owners who know what it meens to drive, own and Love a CAR. Feel free to mail us, write us, phone us and fax us in Swedish or English. Unfortunately we don't understand German at all. Best Regards Pia & Benny Svensson Hallandsboda 3093 S-376 93 Svängsta Sweden Phone: +46 454 328007 Fax: +46 454 328047 E-mail: pisan@swipnet.se or bennymail@swipnet.se


Hendro Buditjahjono - 02/06/00 10:55:51
My Email:hendrob@indosat.net.id
Model: 123-020
Year: 1977
Milage: 200000
Color: Green
Condition: Good
Country: INDONESIA
Comments:
I need manual for this car (engine type 115 938) . Would you like share some information about this?


Irman Machrany - 02/04/00 18:37:16
My Email:mercedeth@hotmail.com
Model: 200
Year: 1984
Milage: 182.000 km
Color: metalic blue
Condition: good
Country: Indonesia
Comments:
Many people in Jakarta, Indonesia like this type of mercedes and in my country people call this car mercy tiger. Well I think because this car as strong as tiger. Do you agree?


Jonathan Sit - 02/04/00 00:18:54
My URL:http://members.xoom.com/_XMCM/xlerate/crewpages/jonathon.html
My Email:JonSit@aol.com
Model: 300D Turbo Desiel
Year: 84'
Milage: 350,000 miles
Color: metalic green
Condition: pristine
Country: United States (CA)
Comments:
The car has been in the family since it was bought by my father.. It was passed down to me as a daily driver for college. It was at this time when I was envolved in an accident.... I did not want to get rid of it so I forced the other party's insurance to fix it... I took it to a friend's bodyshop where I repaired all the damage and added some extras... I am looking to perform an engine swap but don't know what will fit. I am considering any option... SEL 450 engine... E300..... even small block Chevy engi e if it will work.... My goal is as much power as i can get. (If anyone has any experience in the matter please message me!) VERY IMPORTANT


Larry Bible - 01/27/00 15:12:03
My Email:lbible@usdata.com
Model: Euro 240D
Year: 1984
Milage: 516,000
Color: Silver
Condition: Excellent high mileage
Country: Texas
Comments:
Engine just gave up at 516K. I am looking for a late (pin type glow plug) manual transmission car to get the engine and final drive unit. This car has lower ratio (higher numerically) gears than any other I've ever been in. The only thing I can figure s that it was originally purchased in the Alps or somewhere else needing low rear end ratio for hill climbing. This is my fourth 123 diesel. With all the driving I do (95 miles one way to the office) the 123 diesel is the most economical to operate vehicle I know of.


Bob Rentfro - 01/26/00 01:41:11
My Email:rrentfro@aol.com
Model: 300D
Year: 1981
Milage: 153K
Color: blue/silver
Condition: very, very good
Country: US of A
Comments:


Terry McLay - 01/24/00 21:45:35
My Email:terry.mclay@bchydro.bc.ca
Model: 200D
Year: 1982
Milage: 168000 kms
Color: Pastel grey
Condition: very good
Country: Canada
Comments:
We did not get 200Ds imported to Canada. This one was privately imported from Germany to Canada in August 1998. The car is very spartan compared to the official models imported for sale in Canada by Mercedes Benz. It seems that this generation diesel i now heavily taxed in Germany and they are discounted to some degree. This car spent its first year in the Mercedes Benz fleet service. It has adequate power for me. I can cruise all day long at 120 to 130 kph. I believe the 200D 615 engine has a long life expectancy. These cars are very simple and easy to maintain. I am looking forward to a long relationship with my 200D


Paul Aupers - 01/22/00 19:28:00
My URL:http://huizen.dds.nl/~p_aupers
My Email:p_aupers@dds.nl
Model: 200D
Year: 1978
Milage: 305000 km
Color: Beige
Condition: Engine good, rest a lot of work
Country: The Netherlands
Comments:
Today I bought my 200D. The interior is new but the exterior is rusty. I have some work to do. Car drives like new. I will put some pictures on my homepage asap.


Terry McLay - 01/20/00 16:31:00
My Email:terry.mclay@bchydro.bc.ca
Model: 300TD
Year: 1985
Milage: 248k kms
Color: smoke silver
Condition: very good
Country: Canada
Comments:
We love our turbo diesel wagon. It has a surprising amount of power, something like a small V8. I have just rebuilt the front brake calipers. I have an ongoing project of keeping the body rust free. The later 123s are better for resisting rust. I have eveloped my panel painting skills repairing the odd bits of rust and dings. The results look very professional. The best part about the car is the solid reliability, comfort and safety that we experience on the road at any speed.


jorge luis quesada - 01/17/00 00:47:05
My Email:jorgeluisq@hotmail.com
Model: 280
Year: 1980
Color: rojo
Comments:


frederick holl - 01/16/00 03:30:32
My Email:colorado544@hotmail.com
Model: limo
Year: 1983
Milage: 60k
Color: white
Condition: good
Country: usa
Comments:


E Tiemessen - 01/09/00 13:04:08
My Email:FaTiemessen@HetNet.NL
Model: W123.283(230TE)
Year: (09)-1985
Milage: 159.000Km's
Color: Champagne mettalic
Condition: Very good, like new
Country: Netherlands
Comments:
Very nice comfortable car, full options, no airco, no rust and very beautiful.


Mike Harvey - 01/09/00 02:29:53
My Email:mike_harvey@lineone.net
Model: W123 200 petrol Saloon
Year: 1981
Milage: 141100
Color: Red
Condition: Good
Country: U/K
Comments:
Runs like new,there will never be another model like this!!.Built to last. "My lady in red" Runs like a song.




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