Date registered: Jun 2004
Vehicle: 1984 w123 230ce
Location: Leic, UK
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RE: I am I crazy to sell my 2 year old C for a 70s vintage???
I used my W123 280CE everyday for a while, and before that a W123 230E. They are both great cars, and now I am using my W115 220 everyday in the summer
I would echo the thoughts of others here; W123 280CE is about the best comprimise; dead simple to work on, loads of sources of info and parts, cheap parts, v.v.v.cool looking car (particularly in a dark colour) and 5-seats!
5 of us (all adults.. ..kind of) did a trip to a friends wedding in mine (about 1800 mile round trip) over the course of 4 days, and it didnt miss a beat. About 6 weeks after that, 4 of us went to the seaside for a weekend (1500mile round trip) and again, totally reliable
I honestly think they W123 coupe is the best all round car I have owned; one day, when I can afford the fuel bill (I live in the UK, not the US) I will have another!