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Would you buy these NEW Mercedes-Benz cars?

Just imagine that Mercedes announces that they will reproduce several of their older cars!

For example a new 300 SL Coupe (Gullwing), which would look just like the original on the outside, but would have up to date running gear and the interior would be tastefully updated?

Would you buy them and what three models should they reproduce?
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Well in that case I should say no cars. The cars personality is as much its mechanics as it is the looks. I would love to reproduce the W124s, but that means with the old iron block M103. Each car has advantages and disadvantages, or as it is also known, personality. To bring these cars back would also damage their nostagia, as compared to the cars of today their rides were horrible, the performance was deplorable. I think the enthusiasts would love the idea, but hate that modern manufacturing was being used on their once hand assembled cars, and the mainstream would see it as too old.
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Well in that case I should say no cars. The cars personality is as much its mechanics as it is the looks. I would love to reproduce the W124s, but that means with the old iron block M103. Each car has advantages and disadvantages, or as it is also known, personality. To bring these cars back would also damage their nostagia, as compared to the cars of today their rides were horrible, the performance was deplorable. I think the enthusiasts would love the idea, but hate that modern manufacturing was being used on their once hand assembled cars, and the mainstream would see it as too old.
I greatly beg to differ on the "ride quality". The newer cars ride, if anything, ride harsher on their oversized rims without Airmatic suspension. If there is something harsh about your ride, you probably are riding on 20 + year old suspension bits and it needs work.

If Mercedes ever built the older car designs to the exact standards that they were built in the '70s and '80s, you bet darned well I would be one of their first customers. I know how long these things can last, but I'd want them with the technology that was available for their time. No more, no less. An exact reproduction.
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I was thinking more about the real thing, I can smell the plastics from the web pages.
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I know how long these things can last, but I'd want them with the technology that was available for their time. No more, no less. An exact reproduction.
But being realistic, they could not build the cars and sale them with the "technology that was available for their time", would be nice however (no CPUs and etc.).
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I can see a w123 with a modern diesel engine in it.
I would get one.
Great performance, fuel economy and tree hugger safe!
Oh! and some E-codes. not the wimpy DOT headlights!

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Oh! and some E-codes. not the wimpy DOT headlights!

Louis.
That comes with the, "would have up to date running gear", statement.
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Obviously that comes with a Benz automatically!
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