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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
    edited December 2012
    Yup, it's an '83 M-B 240D/W123 and it's one of the best looking, sturdiest 4 doors ever built.

    I'd kill for a good 300TD wagon.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,301
    That pictured car is in a pretty rare color, only offered for a few years IIRC. I like it. Too bad it will be very slow, even with a manual.

    The cult built around 123s is to the point where prices seem to be very strong for the best cars.
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,693
    A W123 280E would be interesting.

    I'd be surprised if that 240D came with those wheels...
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,301
    280E were sold in NA through 1981 maybe? I have seen a few.

    Bundts could have been a dealer purchased upgrade, but yeah a 240D generally had hubcaps.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 31,090
    Too bad it will be very slow

    I think the word you were thinking of is glacial..

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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 723
    Very slow, glacial, or just special. Like this 1980 240d with a trailer hitch along with factory cruise control and A/C. I saw a new one equipped similar to this back in 1980 at Ed Potter Mercedes (since bought out by Germain brothers). The one in the link had a sticker over $16k in 1980 and that would be over $46k in today's money! To me these have always been "mystery cars" because I've known so few people who ever owned/wanted one.
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  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,528
    edited December 2012
    >I still think they look cool

    Those cars have a styling that passes the tenets of my art appreciation class teacher back in my undergrad years: it looks like what it's supposed to be and is designed to serve that purpose very well. His example of not good was the hula lamps from somewhere near that time in history. Was it an entertainment device or a lamp?

    It was designed to be what it is and not a spaceship like some current vehicles here in the US -- or the picture in the post above this one!!!!

    These Mercedes are just nice to look at even now because they were well designed.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,204
    Check out the Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser in the background.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,957
    or...you might also GET killed in a 300TD wagon---they are pretty scary slow if you have to get out of a stalled right lane into fast moving lane #2 traffic...been there, done that.

    Some cars belong to a different era and should be driven only after using a Time Machine to the proper setting. :P

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,301
    Form follows function. The W123 defines that. It is a handsome design more than 35 years after introduction - as it didn't adhere to any styles. It was just made to be a practical car. It's also one of the few MB with DOT/non composite headlights that looks good with them.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,301
    Sold to people who had nowhere to go and all day to get there? :shades:

    The high price was justified by build quality and resale that back in the day, were virtually unmatched. The diesel fad didn't hurt either, and it was the height of malaise, so lots of other slow cars around.

    That "China Blue" car is the equivalent color of my old car.

    I wouldn't mind a minty 300D or SD Turbo, others might push it, 240D would probably be enough to annoy me, especially if automatic. They are worlds slower than even my fintail.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,301
    Hmm...the Russian hypercar that comes to mind is the "Marussia", but I don't remember model names.
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    You got it. It's the "B2"

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
    No takers on #35067? I thought it would be an easy one. Hint: It wasn't made by Willys, AMC or Chrysler.

    Going...going...

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,919
    edited December 2012
    I was thinking maybe Suzuki, but how about a first generation SsangYong Korando from S. Korea?

    Don't tell me it's the Ford or Kaiser. :P

    Wonder how many CJ clones are out there.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
    Nope it's not a Ssangyong or a Suzuki. They clothing of the guys driving it is the key to it's nationality, you can probably guess the maker from that.

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,919
    1976 Mahindra CJ4?

    Sure looks Asian somehow to me, so I'll settle for an Indian Jeep.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
    Pretty close Steve, it's a Mahindra CJ3B.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
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  • wgraferwgrafer Posts: 592
    Is it a '49 Jaguar xk120???
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Why don't we get cars like this any more?
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,744
    edited December 2012
    Is it a '49 Jaguar xk120???

    It's a 1953 Jag XK-120.

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  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
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    This is how you find a jewel in the south. Walk up and offer to cut the car out and remove it if you can keep it.

    Odie
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,919
    edited December 2012
    Plus all the snake you can eat (tastes like chicken).

    Ah, fond memories of growing up in the South.

    The VW plant in Chattanooga is bordered by a couple of thousand acres of that stuff.

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  • texasestexases Posts: 5,693
    Mid-'80s Vette?
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    its going to shock you when you see it uncovered. your close with a late '80 GM procuct, but not a Vette.

    Odie
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,972
    edited December 2012
    That was a great guess withe the shade of white color and the horizontal black door guard.
    Maybe a Lumina?
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    Also, this is a picture from the Rear drivers side (rear wheel facing you). The kudzu makes it extremely hade to see the lines of the vehicle. I swear if the manu's would design the camo for the spy shots like kudzu, you would never figure out the lines.

    Odie
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