Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by buddy » Sun 04 Oct, 2009 8:03 am

Boyracer wrote:
buddy wrote:
royrockz wrote:Hey guys, used to be a silent reader on this forum. Am from Malaysia.
Decided to post up some photos of my car for you guys.
Just finished a 9 month restoration process.
All comments are welcomed.

Roy.


Does the side of your chrome bumper come standard like this or did it have rubber bits on the side? I am wondering as it looks very cool if it had rubber bits I am thinking of removing mine to have this very cool effect but if it is standard like this then perhaps not a good idea, email me plz brettheart911@hotmail.com
Buddy, that's a standard 280E/CE bumper bar. The 230E and 300D share the rubber cornered bars, while the 280 got wrap around bars.
Thanks for letting me know:D

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by isobars » Sun 04 Oct, 2009 4:27 pm

My first 123, bought yesterday.

A few questions to come, I'm sure!

Best wishes from Portugal,

Paul

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Post by MB300D81 » Mon 05 Oct, 2009 5:45 pm

Hi isobars,

Congratulations on your 300D.

Your car looks very clean and straight.

I hope you enjoy it for many years to come.

What year model is it and how many kms did it travel?

Cheers
Best Regards,

Fitian
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1991 300D 260,000 on WVO
1993 300D 200,000

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by isobars » Mon 05 Oct, 2009 8:25 pm

Hi,

I'm very impressed with my first 123!

Initially I bought a 116 to import, but the rules changed and the tax went through the roof, hence this local car.

It's South African built, 1981 - according to the papers. Is there a way of being sure? Chassis number finders don't work with SDB123... numbers.

The mileage might be closer to the 119 one the clock than I thought, perhaps you could compare with yours?

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The link will show the pedals and steering wheel.

Cheers,

Paul

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by dan500se » Mon 12 Oct, 2009 12:50 am

My new car in my collection:

1981 (December) W123 280E with 259.000 (real) km on the clock. Only 2 owners till me...1982-1990 a German goldsmith and from 1990 till today a vetenarian .

I just have made a few pics before the car was taken apart to restoration !
Sorry for the bad quality, more will come when the car is finished!

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A part of the VIN chech:

Options
254 Becker radio Europa Kurier cassette (с 01.06.1978 по 30.11.1990)
elimination of lettering "automatic" (с 01.11.1964 по 31.12.1972)
410 electric sliding roof (с 01.03.1965 по 29.02.1988)
420 automatic transmission, floor shift (с 01.01.1963)
430 headrests in the rear (с 01.01.1977)
safety belts, front and rear (с 01.01.1964 по 31.05.1973)
440 bumpers with guards, front and rear (с 01.10.1970 по 30.04.1974)
bumper with horn and rubber buffer front and rear (с 01.03.1964 по 30.09.1970)
tempomat (cruise control) (с 01.09.1975)
452 two-tone horn (с 01.01.1963 по 28.02.1993)
466 central locking system (с 01.04.1970 по 31.10.1993)
461 + 464 (с 01.10.1966 по 31.12.1966)
462 + 463 (с 01.07.1968 по 31.08.1969)
470 anti-lock braking system (abs) (с 01.06.1978 по 31.10.1993)
special export version 3 (с 01.12.1966 по 28.02.1968)
fan clutch (с 01.04.1970 по 30.11.1976)
502 outside rear view mirror, on the right (с 01.01.1963 по 31.03.1983)
531 automatic antenna (с 01.01.1963)
586 Behr air conditioner, and electric window lifters (front and rear doors) (с 01.04.1970)
590 heat-insulating glass, all-around, heated rear window pane (laminated glass), Germany
heat-insulating glass, windshield (с 01.01.1967 по 31.01.1971)
green heat-insulating glass all round, heated rear window, laminated safety glass - Germany (с 01.01.1972)
600 headlamp wiper/washer (с 01.08.1971)
trim strips on hardtop (с 01.04.1963 по 31.07.1971)
645 M+S tires (с 01.10.1963)
682 fire extinguisher (с 01.04.1970)
812 rear-mounted loudspeaker (с 01.11.1974)
1981 Mercedes W123 280E Blue Green Metallic

1983 Mercedes W126 280SE Champagne Metallic
1985 Mercedes W126 280SE Blue-Black Metallic
1991 Mercedes W126 500SE Midnight Dark Blue

1996 Mercedes W202 C180T Tourmaline Green Metallic

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Post by lyndel62 » Mon 01 Mar, 2010 9:32 am

his is my first Benz, a 280TE - purchased in December, 09 and loving it more and more each day. Have found an excellent mechanic in Geelong who takes pride in his work and has the car running like a dream. I still have some work to do on the interior, though it is in great condition for it's age... seats are all perfect but need to replace a few trim items.
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Onkel-Benz » Sun 21 Mar, 2010 7:22 am

My white 200 -85 and my yellow 280E -77.

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Andreas -81.
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W123 280E -77
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Post by benzfan » Sun 21 Mar, 2010 10:44 am

Some tasty W123s there! I have a 79 280E the same colour as your 77. Can you please tell me what size and offset your Pentas are? They look great!
1980 W123 300D {Oo(=|=)oO} Completely new front end yeah!
1979 W123 280E Parting out Jan 2013 then scrap
1978 W123 280E TBD

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Onkel-Benz » Sun 21 Mar, 2010 7:17 pm

benzfan wrote:Some tasty W123s there! I have a 79 280E the same colour as your 77. Can you please tell me what size and offset your Pentas are? They look great!
Thankz! :)
The pentas are 8x16" ET11 with 205/50-16 tire at front. And rear 9x16" ET14 with 225/45-16 tire. (but this summer i gonna mount spacers for the rear rim, maybe 10mm/side so the ET will be ET 4.)
Andreas -81.
W123 200 -85 (280E look)
W123 280E -77
W108 280SE -67
W211 E500 -03

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Post by lockiedog » Sat 03 Apr, 2010 3:25 pm

This is one of my three w123's, It is a 1979 240d manual. Sold new in South africa and imported to Australia sometime in the mid 80's and lived in Wagga wagga until about two years ago when it came up to Brisbane then I bought it about 8 months ago. I bought it with 363 000km on it and now it has 386000km on it and it is going great. I have replaced the timing chain and engine mounts and just general maintance myself since I have had it. Also I refurbed the bundts.

w123 123 60 105 736
om616 912 60 082 471

I know most of its history even the address of the oringinal owner in Johansberg which I looked up on google earth.
I will try and get more pictures.



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1984 300D Auto Manila beige
1979 240D Manual Light ivory
1976 300D Auto Mimosa yellow
1978 300D Auto Sahara yellow

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Post by Dweezil » Sat 03 Apr, 2010 3:53 pm

Lockie,

bundts look great. Any chance we can get a post on how you did them?

Thanks

Dweezil

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by lockiedog » Tue 06 Apr, 2010 7:52 pm

Well all I did was

1. Remove tyres
2. File curb rash off about half and hour on each rim.( came up like new)
3. Give to friend who owns a sandplasting and powdercoating business
4. Put tyre back on

The car that you sore is my dialy drive so I didn't want to pay money for them to get done, About a year ago I did the rims on my good car and I paid someone to do them $650 for 5 rims. They are called Deplulu wheels (I think thats how you spell it) there on the gold coast and thats who mercedes use to do there insurence work. There the best in the business and you get what you pay for. They are better then new. Because of the better paint nowdays.

I guess its what car you want them for show car pay someone, daily drive you can easily do them but it is hard to get that deep shine. You can only tell up close.

If you don't have acess to a friend like I do all you do is sand all the paint off prime it, give it a few coats of silver and then a clear coat let it dry for a couple of days then with 1500 grit paper wet give it a lite sand and then polish and they come up good (I have done this too)
1984 300D Auto Manila beige
1979 240D Manual Light ivory
1976 300D Auto Mimosa yellow
1978 300D Auto Sahara yellow

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Post by jellinek » Mon 03 May, 2010 7:59 pm

Boyracer wrote:If it's metallic, it's most likely 'Managanese' if my memory serves me correctly.
That year it was Milan Brown.

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by jellinek » Mon 03 May, 2010 8:33 pm

Rufus wrote:Hi W123 Fan, Good looking car you've got there. Seems to be in good nick.

Have a look at http://www.astralsilber.de/. It's a german site but if you click "Lackierungen/Farbcodes" you'll find the extensive W123 colour scheme.

I believe Betsy is colour code 681 "Weizengelb", which translates as "Wheat Yellow".

Good luck
Ron
Don't mean to be picky, but Benz never had that shade of yellow imported into Australia back then, my guess its Maple Yellow code 623....very popular color back then

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Post by lockiedog » Wed 05 May, 2010 7:04 pm

My 300d is minila beige 681 and it is not as dark as that, your car must be something else, my 240d is code 623 which is light ivory.

I have noticed in your pictures that the 280 has rear head rests is that factory or did you put that in?

Alex
1984 300D Auto Manila beige
1979 240D Manual Light ivory
1976 300D Auto Mimosa yellow
1978 300D Auto Sahara yellow

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by lockiedog » Sun 11 Jul, 2010 1:26 pm

Here is my 300td. The colour is 702 smoke silver matalic interior is black cloth but I replaced the front seat with blue mb tex ones. It has a manual 4 speed gearbox.

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1984 300D Auto Manila beige
1979 240D Manual Light ivory
1976 300D Auto Mimosa yellow
1978 300D Auto Sahara yellow

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Post by StreekG » Mon 09 Aug, 2010 10:25 pm

Nice wagon, you have all those diesels because of p plates??? Or you just like diesels?
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Post by lockiedog » Tue 10 Aug, 2010 7:08 pm

No I just love the diesel's.
1984 300D Auto Manila beige
1979 240D Manual Light ivory
1976 300D Auto Mimosa yellow
1978 300D Auto Sahara yellow

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by pfordy1970 » Thu 30 Sep, 2010 11:34 pm

My 76 280E, which was advertised as an SE.Having driven 130ks to view the car though i wasnt going to say no because it wasnt the w116 i was hoping for.
350,000ks, And i can only find some rust on the rear floorpan, which isnt critical and the edge of the bootlid underneath is rusty.
I paid $1000 for 'Benny', which i thought was fair.The timing chain and sprockets are noisy.But he drives great, the power is there and the 130k drive home was faultless.

I need a windscreen, so if anybody in the Perth area knows of one available please let me know.

Thanks.

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Post by tony66au » Fri 01 Oct, 2010 5:40 pm

Nice find!

I go get mine tomorrow and then enjoy a 500 something km drive home.
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230TE W124 (Scrapped)
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by pfordy1970 » Fri 01 Oct, 2010 9:35 pm

Thanks, and enjoy the journey with your new Mercedes.
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Post by John Green » Sat 06 Nov, 2010 8:27 am

Has taken me awhile, but here is a link to a gallery I put to gether with shots of my 240D. Car has just been sold to a chap who is an ocational forum contributor.

http://www.mbspares.com.au/Gallery/W123-240D.aspx
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Post by Hendrik » Sat 06 Nov, 2010 9:38 am

That is a nice example of a 240D, hopefully it has gone to a nice home and not end up on a farm carting hay and pulling plows.
I don't suppose you want to whisper the selling price in our ears. Just to get a reference point as to what very good condition 240D's are making.

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Post by John Green » Sun 07 Nov, 2010 8:53 am

We will have to wait to see if the new owner fess's up to the price. lets just say I might have set a record for a W123 Diesel...
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Post by lockiedog » Tue 09 Nov, 2010 9:29 pm

Very very nice, so did the updated motor come with a oil cooler as big as the 300d and did the aircon get fitted after it came to Australia?

Alex
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1979 240D Manual Light ivory
1976 300D Auto Mimosa yellow
1978 300D Auto Sahara yellow

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Post by John Green » Thu 11 Nov, 2010 8:38 pm

The update 240D did come with a kinda strange sized oil cooler, and the A/C was factory fitted. The story behind it is a bit strange.

The chap who ordered it was convinced that A/C was not required and insisted it not be fitted. There was much communication between MB and him about how all other Australian spec cars had A/C and how hard it would be to sell when the time came. Anyway they finally agreed to build it with code 625 and no A/C.

But, guess what some how it rolled off the production line with A/C fitted and letter was sent to the prospective owner saying pay up the extra or we will just put it into stock. He paid the extra and the rest is history...
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Post by lockiedog » Thu 11 Nov, 2010 9:06 pm

Fair enough, so is the car staying in Canberra?

Thanks Alex
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Post by Yuri » Thu 11 Nov, 2010 11:00 pm

Hi Alex

No, in fact it will depart MB Spares tomorrow (Fri 12) morning, spend one more night in Canberra, then via the Barton Highway, Boorowa, Cowra etc, and the Newell Hwy, make its way (slowly of course) to the Sunshine State :sunny: to arrive in Brisbane on Sunday afternoon (a fellow Benz-owner who used to have a W123 240D offered to fly down to collect it for me).

In fact, you'll never believe it but this 240D has an errand to do on Monday (15 Nov) morning of all places to Samford!!!

And, Hendrik, don't worry, this 240D is in fact going to someone who understands the responsibility of custodianship of fine old things that earlier custodians have looked after well... My 300D (since sold) from the forum sponsor was a cracker. And my former W115 220D (since sold and shipped to the UK) bought via the sponsor in the 1990s was in very fine condition, but not as original as this 240D!

As a violinist :boohoo: , I have many antique instruments and bows much older than this car - and some in mint condition despite the decades...

Price? Well, hunt around the forum, and you'll find that John indicated how much he wanted for the car...
W123 240D (manual) http://www.mbspares.com.au/Gallery/W123-240D.aspx
W123 300D sold
W115 220D (manual) "the getaway car" - gone to blighty

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Post by John Green » Fri 12 Nov, 2010 3:05 pm

Yes it left this morning, now I can confess to what my new W123 is......

For now lets just say that it has travelled less than 1/2 the distance the 240D has....
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Post by maslovsky » Fri 12 Nov, 2010 10:22 pm

my W123 300D picked up end of 2009, previous owner was in the same family so pretty much one owner from new, (son inhereted it from mother 5 years earlyier)

apart from a cracked dash the interior is perfect, car starts every time and runs excellent,

the front end is a bit vague and there is a bit of vibration at speed, I think the shocks need replacing,
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Post by Anarchyz0r » Sun 14 Nov, 2010 6:29 pm

Greetings!
Yet another extremely happy Mercedes-Benz owner over here, you can see this one being driven around Brisbane. After owning a 230e for about a year and a half I have to say it is an amazing car and has given me not much trouble at all. :smile:
If I remember correctly, this vehicle was sitting for display at West-Star Mercedes Benz Toowomba for a long time and had two previous owners who both took great care of it.
Installed a subwoofer to go with the aftermarket headunit the dude we bought it off installed, the alternator seized up and had to replace that (a real pain trying to find a second hand alternator that fit), got new front breaks and steering re-aligned. The clock says 271142 but that stopped a little while back along with the trip-meter, getting that looked at as well as another service after uni finishes.
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Post by tsharkey » Sun 05 Dec, 2010 8:02 pm

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I feel like Matilda is part of the OzBenz family as so many of you across the continent have had 1st hand experience of her. From Tony in WA’s pre sale inspection, shipping to Sydney owners, sale of parts from the forum sponsor and then ultimately her arriving down here. She pops up in all sorts of interesting ways. If I have the lineage right …

I believe PeterMc236 bought her over from Perth and then sold her to Peterac who sold her to Dale who sold Matilda to me, and then my brother took her away.


Just some of the threads she has appeared in are listed here

Interior Colours
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10976

Injector Types
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10378

Tow Bars
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10060

Matilda’s ready to be parted out
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8730

Matilda lands in Melbourne
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1&p=49661 (Page 7)

Matilda lands in Sydney but is jilted for for the little ol lady driven version
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7375


What I did to her, why and where the part came from - Starting at the front

LH Headlight, cracked lens and loose reflector, Spare 300TD
LH & RH Indicators, Missing, Spare 300TD
Motor, Low compression, No IP or Injectors, Spare 300TD
Fuel Return “Cigar” hose , Strange hose used, Sponsor
Bonnet rubber stops, Missing, Spare 300TD
Injector Rebuild, Smokey Start, New Nozzles, Pop test
Valve Clearances, Rough Idle
Wiper Blades, Worn, New
Idler Arm, Worn, Sponsor
SLS Pump Kit, Leaking, Sponsor
Air Con, Regassed, New Seals Local sparky
Battery, Dead, Local sparky
Dash Mat, Cracked Dash, Spare 300TD
Instrument Cluster, Missing Speedo, Spare 300TD
Front Row Seats, Worn, Spare 300TD
Sheep Skin Covers, Not fitted, Spares
Wood on Dash \ Console, Why not, Mr300TD
Transmission, Missing, Spare 300TD
Radio, Missing, Spare
Tyres, Worn, New
Door Check Straps, Missing, Spare 300TD (with Araldite)
SLS Height Adjuster seals, Leaking, Sponsor
Gear Change Bushes, Worn out, Sponsor
Front Break Sensor (LH), Broken Wiring, Spares
2nd Row Seats Had Head Rests, Spare 300TD
Complete 3rd Row Seats, Not previously fitted, Spare 300TD
Rear RH CV Cover, Broken seal, Generic aftermarket
Rear LH Tail Light, Missing, Spare 300TD
Rear LH Reverse Light, Missing, eBay
LH Strut, Leaking, Spare 300TD
RH Strut, Leaking, Mr300TD
LH Rear Caliper Bolts, Missing, Spare 300TD
Petrol Flap Vacuum Actuator, Leaking, Mr300TD
Rear Hatch vacuum actuator, Leaking, Mr300TD
Reverse Indicators, Missing, Spare 300TD
Reverse Switch, Not working, New (US)
Rear Struts, Not holding hatch up, New (US)
Rear Emblem, Broken, Mr300TD + Solder
Various Rubber Grommets, Missing, Spare 300TD
Rear LH Window panel, Rusted, Panel Beater

A few snaps of her and the rest of the fleet out on a picnic for my sons 11th birthday.
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She is a great wagon, and I really only bought her for a few spares myself, however ... given I had the rusted out 300TD for spares, I thought what great therapy after a hard days work putting her back together. Originally my plan was to use Matilda so I can take the 300CD off the road for an overdue freshen up, but my Brother decided otherwise. Ah well, I'll find another alternative.
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W123 1981 300TD - Family Kid mover
W202 1998 C250D Factory OM605A Turbo - Partner's daily driver
W123 1982 300CD Retro fitted OM617A Turbo - Mine
W123 1984 300TD 5 Speed Manual, to teach the kids how to drive
W123 1982 300TD Factory OM617A Turbo (Hans) - Project
W123 1985 230TE - Brother's
W123 1985 300D - Sister in Law's
1962 S-Series Valiant (Tho Daimler & Chrysler divorced, still part of the extended family)

Past benzes
W114 1969 250CE - PO put in an M110 transplant and nearly sent me around the bend
W123 1981 300TD - "Matilda" - RIP hit front side & rear but left my brother + niece A-OK

Current Projects
Coupe restoration, Turbo Wagon freshen up

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Post by MR300TD » Sun 05 Dec, 2010 8:11 pm

Well done Tim, so great to see that you got Matilda back on the road, I must say you have a fine selection of W123s. Good job. I am glad i could help with the bits, the woodgrain looks good. :salute:
1980 W123 300TD - Auto - 526000 kms and getting better everyday.. (AUS)
1985 w123 230TE - Auto - 486300 kms, Saved by Me (Aus) (now sold)

1985 W123 300TD - Auto - The one I had to leave behind... (Sold UK)
1983 W123 300TD - 5 Speed Manual + every extra under the sun ... (Sold UK)
1983 W123 230TE - Auto - The parts car... (Sold UK)
1983 W123 230TE - Auto - My first W123 (Sold UK)

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Post by Dweezil » Sun 05 Dec, 2010 10:09 pm

I believe PeterMc236 bought her over from Perth and then sold her to Peterac who sold her to Dale who sold Matilda to me, and then my brother took her away.
And for what it's worth, I almost bought Mathilda from Pete Mc. Went like a rocket (well, a 30y.o. diesel rocket). Glad to see her being looked after.

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Post by Tony From West Oz » Sun 05 Dec, 2010 11:31 pm

It seems that my PPI was accurate, she seems to be a great car. If only my wife had wanted a wagon . . . .
Matilda would not have crossed the Nullabor.
May she give you long and reliable service.
I am sure that she will be much more economical overall (fuel, service, parts and maintenance) than the depreciation of cars 25 years her junior. (or even just Dealer service on one of those)

Enjoy.!

Tony
Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

'83 W123 300D 325000km (Wife's car Josephine - sold).
'84 W123 300D replaced good OM617 912 with OM617 952 and enjoyed having good acceleration for the first time since first driving a 300D in 2002 - became engine and trans donor for 300CD Turbodiesel conversion. Now parted out.
'86 W124 300D sold (Wife's old car - sold )
'85 W123 300CD, 275 000km (Fatmobile) rebuilt turbodiesel from previous Fatmobile transplanted into 280CE (SOLD)
'99 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car - Sold)
'98 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car - Sold)
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Post by MR300TD » Mon 06 Dec, 2010 12:27 am

Tony From West Oz wrote: I am sure that she will be much more economical overall (fuel, service, parts and maintenance) than the depreciation of cars 25 years her junior. (or even just Dealer service on one of those)

Enjoy.!

Tony
I agree fully! :salute:
1980 W123 300TD - Auto - 526000 kms and getting better everyday.. (AUS)
1985 w123 230TE - Auto - 486300 kms, Saved by Me (Aus) (now sold)

1985 W123 300TD - Auto - The one I had to leave behind... (Sold UK)
1983 W123 300TD - 5 Speed Manual + every extra under the sun ... (Sold UK)
1983 W123 230TE - Auto - The parts car... (Sold UK)
1983 W123 230TE - Auto - My first W123 (Sold UK)

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Post by dagget » Sun 12 Dec, 2010 2:08 pm

Finally managed to find a nice 300D, all good so far apart from minor problems such as non working dash lights and an aftermarket rear spring conversion :angry4:

However, minor problems are well outweighed by everything else, 1 owner, 251K, good colour, fully stamped service book with the bulk of work done by MB Ballarat dealers and very smooth and quiet to drive on the highway, well for a 300D anyway.
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The real deal maker for this car was the documentation it came with..
Sales brocure, paint colours, MB generic brocure (1977), 300D liftout/specifications...
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So if anyone has a paint colour question just let me know!!
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Post by dagget » Sun 12 Dec, 2010 2:13 pm

Just an addon to the above post..

More brocure details and contemporary road test (1977)
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Price doodles, cost on road in July 1978, $29,458, about the price of a suburban house!
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1978 W123 300D
1975 W115 280
1972 W108 280SE 3.5

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Post by Ivanerrol » Sun 12 Dec, 2010 5:33 pm

dagget wrote:Just an addon to the above post..


Price doodles, cost on road in July 1978, $29,458, about the price of a suburban house!
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Crikey. The U.K. Price for a 240D around 1978 was less than a quarter of that price :Doh:
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W204 - C280
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W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
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Post by MB300D81 » Sun 02 Jan, 2011 9:26 pm

This is not actually my current ride but it is a present from a friend.

W123 240D LHD 00 Kms on the clock.
Manual sunroof.
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1993 300D 200,000

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Post by Boyracer » Sun 02 Jan, 2011 10:28 pm

Very nice Fitian, look after it! :-)
Cheers,
Michael

'85 Mercedes Benz W123 230E [929 Nautical Blue Metallic]

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Post by petermc236 » Wed 09 Feb, 2011 10:12 pm

Just returned from another run down the freeway to Northern Victoria and back.
Safetycar performed flawlessly on both trips and managed to dodge the locusts :hand: .

Fuel economy seemed pretty reasonable:
- 8.9L /100Km cruising at 95-100Km/h without a/c
- 10L /100km at 110km/h with A/C on full

Here are a couple of early morning photos taken near Benalla
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Post by benzfan » Wed 09 Feb, 2011 10:26 pm

Bravo safetycar! :love10:
1980 W123 300D {Oo(=|=)oO} Completely new front end yeah!
1979 W123 280E Parting out Jan 2013 then scrap
1978 W123 280E TBD

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Post by dewolf1 » Sun 13 Feb, 2011 9:13 am

booger after a wash
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Post by harvestclean » Thu 17 Feb, 2011 1:48 am

just a few shots of our new 280ce.
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Post by John Green » Sat 19 Feb, 2011 4:28 pm

John Green wrote:Yes it left this morning, now I can confess to what my new W123 is......

For now lets just say that it has travelled less than 1/2 the distance the 240D has....
New car is an 84 230E with 87000 very gentle kilometers on the clock. Thought it was about time to share some pictures. Was raining so taken inside the garage at home, but are sure you will get the general idea of the car. If you wanted to find the definition of "mint" this is it...
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Post by Hendrik » Sat 19 Feb, 2011 9:10 pm

230E didn't have cake tins unless specified, mint indeed :bs:

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Post by John Green » Sat 19 Feb, 2011 9:50 pm

Hendrik wrote:230E didn't have cake tins unless specified, mint indeed :bs:
Would you like me to post up a scan of the data card?
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Post by AMG » Sun 20 Feb, 2011 8:13 am

Actually, purely out of interest, I would like to see the SA numbers. can you email a copy to me?
Current:
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Classic 4sp auto Ardennes Green "Oswald"
2012 E63 AMG Speedshift MCT Diamantweiß "Klaus"
Previous:
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"

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Post by Boyracer » Sun 20 Feb, 2011 11:12 am

I seem to remember reference to pancake air filters and jelly bean mags with classic Minis, but what are cake tins in MB-speak?

By the way, that is one beautiful car!
Is it a keeper John?
Cheers,
Michael

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