Date registered: Dec 2010
Vehicle: 1958 W180 220S Ponton sedan, 1983 W123 230TE, 1983 W123E
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W123 5-speed transmission - how common or rare?
Hi from Australia.
I am considering purchasing a W123 300TD (Euro-spec non-turbo 3-litre diesel wagon) which has the 5-speed transmission I've been wanting for some time.
Any comments or observations regarding the rarity or otherwise of the 5-speed, and also what sort of price premium (if any) one could expect to pay for a vehicle with this option fitted from new?
Any input will be much appreciated!
If I do decide to purchase I'll be forced to sell a much-loved low-mileage W123 sedan that is a lot cheaper to run and has a lot more power than any W123 diesel - my 1983 230E sedan
which is dual-fuel LPG/petrol.
Last edited by aussieneil; 11-11-2013 at 01:34 AM.