1983 | Mercedes-Benz 200 T
Merk Mercedes-Benz Model 123 Uitvoering 200 T Serie S 123 Bouwjaar 1983 Kilometerstand 144.000 mls Carrosserie Stationwagon Carrosserie detail Estate Vermogen (kW/PK) 80/109 Cilinderinhoud (ccm) 1.997 Cilinders 4 Deuren 5 Stuur Rechts Transmissie Automatisch Aandrijving Achterkant Remmen voor Schijf Remmen achter Schijf Brandstof Benzine Kleur Beige Interieurkleur Beige Interieur materiaal Stof
Way before Audis and BMWs dominated the premium exec market there was only one volume manufacturer who made real premium products known for their strength and engineering. The best quality money could buy was not Japanese but a rock-solid Mercedes Benz. Not sporty, not ostentatious, but had a six month to a year waiting list.
The 123 Series was at the time the smallest Mercedes, and arguably one of the last really solid quality cars from Stuttgart, before Mercedes became mainstream, and eventually of a much lesser quality. W123 was an all-encompassing design name, they were known by a 200 Series name, depending on the engine spec. 200, 230, 280 and so on. The W123 was to be found in the most luxurious drives, and in the hardest rocky sandy conditions of desert cities, working up over 300,000 miles as taxis. Soon after releasing the saloon (or Berlina) in 1978, Mercedes offered a coupe, convertible, and estate.
They were often owned by people who had wealth but didn't want to show it off, people like Paul McCartney had a 230TE (The estate version was nominated ‘T') as their family runabout and workhorse long after the model finished production. The 230TE retailed for well over the price of an urban semi. They were a great estate car with a wide load platform, the option of extra seats in the luggage compartment, with any engine spec from petrol 2-litre, through Diesel to a 3 litre six. The estate also had self-levelling suspension which meant heavy loads and towing were no burden to this stylish wagon.Although you could get leather, MB Tex or hard wearing cloth seats, this car has attractive cord cloth seats in marvellous condition. The car has few options, but an original radio/cassette and a sunroof.
Our car, BPR 78Y was sold new in December 1983 and has spent most of its life in the West Country. A two-litre petrol engine with Automatic transmission, it has accumulated just under 144,000 miles, which is nothing for these cars, especially as it has had regular documented service and maintenance.Both front and rear wings have been replaced in a bottom half restoration and respray and the car generally presents very well as a largely original car that has had upkeep and improvement work when necessary. It is in very good, driveable condition, but not so immaculate that you couldn't drive it as daily transport. Its on button and covered a faultless 100 mile trip when first vising us and being offered in part exchange, and drove back to us from the swap over. There aren't really any competitors for the TE, nothing of the quality and its clear to see why they appear to be now moving up swiftly in value.
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