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Guten Aben! New member from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hi guys!

I was never a big fan of Mercedes as I used to think it was a 'rich man's car' and that I would never be able to afford one. Mercedes-Benz TV's "Classics - A way of life", about JG Francis, the fact that my friend Chris (Wagon123) bought a wonderful 200T W123 wagon, and that another friend was assisting with the 125th anniversary celebrations in Malaysia made me decide to look into getting one for myself.

After a short search, I went to see a lonely looking W123. Built 5th December 1984, it was sold in Belgium, but with right-hand-drive, 5-speed manual transmission, manual sunroof, Fuchs alloys, Pirelli tyres and a safety triangle.

Later, in 1994 it was sold by UK used car dealer Hamilton Bros. to a Malaysian dealer, who in turn sold it to University Malaya, where it was the official car of a professor (of approximation theory). Colour: Light Ivory. I negotiated, struck a deal and bought it on the 21st of March 2011. No one was more shocked than I.

Noting that it had 242,000 miles on the clock, I drove it straight to a service centre (German Motors), where this picture was taken. I am hoping to get it ready in time for the Mercedes-Benz 125th anniversary event over here, organised by Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM)! Guess what? After seeing my car being serviced here, some of the late model owners here are now looking for good W123 230E automatics!

Thanks for the great forum. I look forward to participating.

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Yo Nick! I still get a kick from reading about your car, great story! Hope we can BOTH attend the Merc 125! in our W123s

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