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  • 04-01-2020 9:35pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭ MrCostington


    Shameless copy of the same thread in Motors forum .. and mods, apologies if there is one here already but I've never seen it. Anyway post pics of your classic here please!

    I'll start, so I finally picked this up today, an '83 W123 280CE.

    Keen eyed will see some trim missing in two places, it's in the boot along with a bag of new clips.

    Also got the Mexican Hat alloys with it, but I like the look of the hubcaps so leaning to leaving them.

    PS I have to thank hoodie6029 for igniting my interest in the W123, I was looking for a book for a gift and he recommended the W123 World by Mark Cosovich. The car included a signed copy. Thanks hoddie!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,030 ✭✭✭ kaizersoze


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭ MrCostington


    Very tidy! What year and are they Escort Cosworth wheels?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,472 ✭✭✭ Seweryn


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,030 ✭✭✭ kaizersoze


    Very tidy! What year and are they Escort Cosworth wheels?

    Thanks. She's 1996. Not cosworth, just RS I think. The RS kit and wheels were on when I bought but I have the original rims aswell and the original orange indicators and a folder full of history. 49K genuine miles.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,743 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    I have to thank hoodie6029 for igniting my interest in the W123, I was looking for a book for a gift and he recommended the W123 World by Mark Cosovich. The car included a signed copy. Thanks hoddie!


    That must be one powerful read, ending up with one powerful car.:cool:

    I am thinking along that line myself, but have not made the journey that far yet.

    Of course I will have to cull my VW herd a bit first, or get divorced:D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭ MrCostington


    kadman wrote: »
    That must be one powerful read, ending up with one powerful car.:cool:

    I am thinking along that line myself, but have not made the journey that far yet.

    Of course I will have to cull my VW herd a bit first, or get divorced:D

    LOL I never actually got the book, was planing to wait till I got the car (have it now came with the sale), but I read up on them online. Just glanced through the book, very comprehensive indeed. If you're buying, "The essential buyer's guide Mercedes-Benz W123" by Julian Parish. 15 quid IIRC from Kennys.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,743 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    LOL I never actually got the book, was planing to wait till I got the car (have it now came with the sale), but I read up on them online. Just glanced through the book, very comprehensive indeed. If you're buying, "The essential buyer's guide Mercedes-Benz W123" by Julian Parish. 15 quid IIRC from Kennys.

    Nice one. Just got it on bookdepository, 12 euro:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    Just the thread I was looking for recently!Took a few photos before putting them away again.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    I had a new 1980 1.6L Cortina as a company car. Hated it with a passion and swapped it for a new Opel Ascona when the chance happened after a few months. You have two of them !!!!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    w124man wrote: »
    I had a new 1980 1.6L Cortina as a company car. Hated it with a passion and swapped it for a new Opel Ascona when the chance happened after a few months. You have two of them !!!!!!

    i've had dozens of them and on the whole have loved them all.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,030 ✭✭✭ kaizersoze


    Isambard wrote: »
    i've had dozens of them and on the whole have loved them all.

    Love the Cortinas too.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,743 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    499335.jpgHere is one of mine,


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    You wait 14 years for a Post a Pic of Your Classic thread, and then one comes along a month too late. :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭ MrCostington


    Dades wrote: »
    You wait 14 years for a Post a Pic of Your Classic thread, and then one comes along a month too late. :(

    Should have started one then :D:D:D !!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    Dades wrote: »
    You wait 14 years for a Post a Pic of Your Classic thread, and then one comes along a month too late. :(

    Has there never been one?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    Ah, there probably was!
    Not for a while and long overdue. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    Posted here before and currently technically not on the road.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭ MrCostington


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    Posted here before and currently technically not on the road.

    Who cares? Beautiful, but you need to add NSFW lol

    And why not post classics you used to have Dades? And any bikes perhaps here?


  • Registered Users Posts: 142 ✭✭ marko99




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man




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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,003 ✭✭✭ Zoo4m8


    Is under construction allowed? .....W124 man , J Smith says hello ��


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,057 ✭✭✭✭ Duke O Smiley


    kaizersoze wrote: »
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    That is absolutely lovely. Remember Ford sold the Mk3 vans with that kit, I forgot what they were called, but they were a very cool yoke back in the day. Every young lad wanted one, or an Xrad 205.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,188 ✭✭✭ JabbaTheHut


    That is absolutely lovely. Remember Ford sold the Mk3 vans with that kit, I forgot what they were called, but they were a very cool yoke back in the day. Every young lad wanted one, or an Xrad 205.

    Fiesta Flair. About £5000 new in 1990 on a 1.1 .


  • Registered Users Posts: 942 ✭✭✭ outfox


    w124man wrote: »
    A few of mine .... a 320SL, a 300SE, an E220, a 250TD and a 300TE 4matic

    Nice fleet there. Which is your favourite?
    No C124???


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,030 ✭✭✭ kaizersoze


    That is absolutely lovely. Remember Ford sold the Mk3 vans with that kit, I forgot what they were called, but they were a very cool yoke back in the day. Every young lad wanted one, or an Xrad 205.

    Thanks. I remember the van alright. JabbaTheHut beat me to it. Neighbour had a black one. Looked great.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,818 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    I'll start, so I finally picked this up today, an '83 W123 280CE.

    Gorgeous! And the Kosovich signed book is a nice touch. I'm a fan of the Mexican hat alloys, but those hubcaps look classy and understated. Very much in line with the car. I'd keep them on too.

    If you don't mind me asking, how much did the car set you back? I guess a good bit more than the budget you mentioned to me about a year ago, or when was it? :)

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭ MrCostington


    Thank you! I posted it on the MB club site (they already had a post your pic thread!) too and all said keep the hub caps.

    The book looks very in-depth, but just flicked through it so far.

    I'll PM re the cost, and you will be happy to know it has an NCT :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    outfox wrote: »
    Which is your favourite?
    No C124???

    300SE is the favourite except when the sun shines!

    C124? Dont like 'em!


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,743 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    What sort of budget should I aim for , if I am thinking of something like,
    a half decent W124 Mercedes Benz 230E 86 vintage,

    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭ MrCostington


    I saw this 260 at Swords last April, it was in really fantastic condition, and the seller seemed like a really nice honest guy

    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1035136

    It's on C&C for £4k, but but on carsieland, I think, for €4k, so not sure what the price is. He was looking for €5k in Swords IIRC. I was very tempted many times over the last year to pick up the phone, but I wanted a 123


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