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25-11-2011, 23:18   #1
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Mercedes W124 estate- I need a new one

I've posted this in the "normal" Motors forum also, but this one seems appropriate also, mods feel free to delete if you think it breaks any rules?

I need a Mercedes E Class estate ideally from '93 to '96, the W124 chassis, a petrol automatic of no more than 2.3 litres. If anyone knows of a good one please let me know, my current one was involved in a crash today and is likely to be written off Nobody hurt but I like the car and want another.

One of these if you're unsure of the model:
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25-11-2011, 23:54   #2
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Check out this

http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/vintagecars/2558457

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26-11-2011, 10:32   #3
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Thanks Dermo, I've already seen that one and while it looks ok in the ad it's not one I'd buy, for many many reasons! I've checked all that I can find on Donedeal and Adverts and nothing suitable is listed.
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26-11-2011, 20:46   #4
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http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/vintagecars/2483357

Unusual and rare 4 matic , could be the best you'll ever find.....
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Unusual and rare 4 matic , could be the best you'll ever find.....
Thanks for that, I did see that ad and it does look very nice indeed but its way more than I'm willing to pay I don't believe its necessary to spend that much to get a good one, albeit not a 4matic version.
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I would have to say a trip to the UK is the way to go. You'll get a much better looked after car with much higher spec, and a better variety.
While we may think of the w124 is an icon - unfortunately a lot of the Irish ones were simply a cheap reliable wagon that got turned into POS's.

edit : tin worm will be an issue with UK ones, but there seems to be a few good clean ones out there.
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28-11-2011, 11:10   #7
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Here's one: looks reasonably priced.

http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/vintagecars/2765290
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Here's one: looks reasonably priced.

http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/vintagecars/2765290
Just came to post that! Lol Looks sweet
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sorry to hear about your crash quenching, good thing as you say is that no-one was hurt, but a shame that you reckon the car is probably a w/o.
I've been thinking of replacing my W123 with a either a 124 wagon or saloon, and just curious about Brian Crowley's cars (as posted by Dermo123) - he seems to specialise in older Mercs. I haven't heard anything of him, or his stock, anything you can add would be appreciated

good luck with the hunt
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Sorry to hear about the estate quenching. Best of all, you are OK, thats the main one, the car did its job....! If I hear of something I'll certainly let you know. Gumtree "belfast" might help you cast the net a bit farther.
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I know it's in the Shed of the Week section (hardly complimentary ), but this UK S124 might be worth considering. At £1k asking with 7 seats you can hardly sneeze at it.

http://www.pistonheads.com/doc.asp?c=162&i=24761

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I know it's in the Shed of the Week section (hardly complimentary ), but this UK S124 might be worth considering. At £1k asking with 7 seats you can hardly sneeze at it.

http://www.pistonheads.com/doc.asp?c=162&i=24761
Looks like a lovely one and I'd happily travel to buy it, except its already sold

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Sorry to hear about the estate quenching. Best of all, you are OK, thats the main one, the car did its job....! If I hear of something I'll certainly let you know. Gumtree "belfast" might help you cast the net a bit farther.
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Thanks G, always helps to have extra eyes and ears out there, I'd forgotten about Gumtree, I never really look there for some reason but will start this evening. When its replacement is found no doubt you'll see it parked outside your window!

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Here's one: looks reasonably priced.

http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/vintagecars/2765290
Oddly enough I saw that one a few weeks ago when looking for a "spare", it's not nearly as tidy as it looks in the photos I'm afraid, nothing major but needs too much spending on it and had a fluctuating idle that could be just a split hose or something much more expensive. I passed at the time but may take another look now that I'm more incentivised to buy

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I would have to say a trip to the UK is the way to go. You'll get a much better looked after car with much higher spec, and a better variety.
While we may think of the w124 is an icon - unfortunately a lot of the Irish ones were simply a cheap reliable wagon that got turned into POS's.

edit : tin worm will be an issue with UK ones, but there seems to be a few good clean ones out there.
I have to agree, practically all the Irish ones I've seen aren't fit to keep hens in!

It'll be a few days before I know what the insurance company have to say but the garage its at say its almost certainly an economic write-off, it'll then depend of whether it's worth fixing using used panels etc.
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28-11-2011, 20:51   #13
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I know it's in the Shed of the Week section (hardly complimentary ), but this UK S124 might be worth considering. At £1k asking with 7 seats you can hardly sneeze at it.

http://www.pistonheads.com/doc.asp?c=162&i=24761
I like this line,

"And if you want to waft around looking like old money, we can't think of a classier way to do it"
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28-11-2011, 21:27   #14
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Looks like a lovely one and I'd happily travel to buy it, except its already sold ...
OOPS, sorry to waste your time.
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I like this line,

"And if you want to waft around looking like old money, we can't think of a classier way to do it"
I feel OP's pain - I used to like the odd "waft" in me beloved W123 until the tin worms ate the floor.
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28-11-2011, 22:36   #15
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OOPS, sorry to waste your time.
I feel OP's pain - I used to like the odd "waft" in me beloved W123 until the tin worms ate the floor.
No time wasted at all mathepac, quite an enjoyable article to read really, nice coloured car too.
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