posted on December 8, 2011 with 73 notes
Mercedes-Benz 200 W123 (1976)
My father used to be a taxi driver, alongside my uncle, in the streets of Oporto during the early 80’s. They both bought a 1977 MB 300D which my uncle still used as a taxi until the early 90’s.
Why am I telling you this? Because I wanted to share with you this: that noisy, heavy, smelly diesel machine has now a bit more than 2.4 million kilometers on the clock. The engine has built rebuilt twice, but it’s still the same.
Starts a lovely conversation everytime.

Mercedes-Benz 200 W123 (1976)

My father used to be a taxi driver, alongside my uncle, in the streets of Oporto during the early 80’s. They both bought a 1977 MB 300D which my uncle still used as a taxi until the early 90’s.

Why am I telling you this? Because I wanted to share with you this: that noisy, heavy, smelly diesel machine has now a bit more than 2.4 million kilometers on the clock. The engine has built rebuilt twice, but it’s still the same.

Starts a lovely conversation everytime.

posted on October 18, 2011 with 31 notes
Mercedes-Benz W123 (1976)

Mercedes-Benz W123 (1976)

posted on October 14, 2010 with 42 notes
Mercedes W123
Luxury-sedan this.

Mercedes W123

Luxury-sedan this.

posted on May 21, 2010 with 30 notes
browncar:

Mercedes Benz W123 280

I’ve singled out Mercedes in the examples I’ve chosen, mainly because it’s Mercedes who used to get the Tarantino approach so right. Look at the W123 models. There were no aliens. The White House didn’t explode, Will Smith wasn’t in the glovebox with a wise crack. They were just well-made cars.

— Clarkson
(W123 via the Dutch W123 club. Clarkson article via Drew and Joe and Owen — thanks, chaps! Have a W123 Coupe on me!)

browncar:

Mercedes Benz W123 280

I’ve singled out Mercedes in the examples I’ve chosen, mainly because it’s Mercedes who used to get the Tarantino approach so right. Look at the W123 models. There were no aliens. The White House didn’t explode, Will Smith wasn’t in the glovebox with a wise crack. They were just well-made cars.

Clarkson

(W123 via the Dutch W123 club. Clarkson article via Drew and Joe and Owen — thanks, chaps! Have a W123 Coupe on me!)

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