Date registered: May 2009
Vehicle: 1977 W123 220D (0,5 series)
Location: Groningen, the Netherlands
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Well, years ago I said I wanted to buy an oldtimer. At that time one of my favourites was a year60 Mustang or so, but they are now way too expensive (for me at least). At that time I found the year70's not that good looking, but I begin to like them more.
When friends of mine bought a Mercedes 200D from 1966 (Heckflosse) the oldtimervirus came back again and I bought a 67 VW Beetle. Lot of fun with it, but not really suitable for long distances with my whole family including luggage, and also not really winterproof. Then I went looking around for the W123-series, as my friend also got a 83 300D. And when looking around my father accidently found the one I now have (77 220D).
I guess that 1,5 year ago I wouldn't have imagined ever buying a Mercedes. Now completely fond of the car. Drives very well, and you don't get the feeling driving a car over 30 years of age. It drives as well as our 04 Renault. ;-)
Also the kids like the car, and they said they want to go on summervacation with the Mercedes. Hopefully it won't be too hot, as an AC is missing, but what the heck: at the age my kids have, my parents didn't also have an AC in their car and we were always going on holiday by car. ;-)