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Vehicle: 1983 Mercedes Benz 200 (M)
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Greetings from sunny South Africa

Hi there,

My name is Matthew and I live in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I recently became the owner of a Mercedes Benz 200 manual(w123), built in East London in 1983. The car is completely original and I am the 2nd owner since new. It has done 252600km to date and I have no doubt it will do another 250k. I only have one picture right now which I will attach, but more will come soon. From the pic you can see the car is cream in colour. It has perfectly maintained tan vinyl seats as the PO had sheep skin covers put on when the car was new. No cracks in the dash. In my opinion the car is in amazing condition for it's age and mileage and has no rust issues despite living it's whole life on the coastline. I would like to thank everyone on this great site for helping me extensively whilst I was checking out every squeak and rattle that the old lady made.

Only issues that need sorting out:

1. Central locking vacuum is leaking somewhere. (I'm going to use the guide I found on this site to help me with this)

2. She has a bit of a rattle and clatter when she starts in the morning. (Going to have someone check out the timing chain tensioner and therebouts for the cause)

I will post about these issues seperately if I need more assistance.


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