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Somewhere recently mentioned something to me about a 123 wagon that i believe was only released in europe that leaned in a slightly more off-road direction. I believe it was called a 'country touring wagon' but it sounded like more of a workhorse. It had beefier suspension, sat up higher, and I seem to remeber that they were pretty well stripped on the inside; cloth seats, manual windows, man trans, no sunroof etc. Now I can't find any info.
Anyone heard of this or have any info or links, or know how to identify one? I'm really curious.
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I don't know about "country touring" but my new used 280te certainly seemes to fit your descripiton. It has roll-up rear windows, cloth seats and a "don't mess with me" attitude. Just bought her in NYC had it driven to Detroit where I hosed her out, changed the oil, aircleaner and took her on a roadtrip to Delaware. Although I didn't do any off-raoding I did get about 23 mpg.

Somewhere recently mentioned something to me about a 123 wagon that i believe was only released in europe that leaned in a slightly more off-road direction. I believe it was called a 'country touring wagon' but it sounded like more of a workhorse. It had beefier suspension, sat up higher, and I seem to remeber that they were pretty well stripped on the inside; cloth seats, manual windows, man trans, no sunroof etc. Now I can't find any info.
Anyone heard of this or have any info or links, or know how to identify one? I'm really curious.
Thanks.
-matt-
 

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If there was I don't think it was produced by Mercedes. It may have come from Binz, Cra...

If there was I don't think it was produced by Mercedes. It may have come from Binz, Crayford or one of the other specialists who Mercedes sold a basic running chassis and half body to, and they then added the body work.
 

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If there was I don't think it was produced by Mercedes. It may have come from Binz, Cra...

If there was I don't think it was produced by Mercedes. It may have come from Binz, Crayford or one of the other specialists who Mercedes sold a basic running chassis and half body to, and they then added the body work.
 

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My 123 chassis

manual lists a large selection of suspension springs.
The longer/stiffer varieties are specified for areas with poor roads where the extra ground clearance is an asset.Unimproved roads are a real problem in a lot of this world,and the car-owners in those areas want reliability and carrying capacity.
The wagons sold here had far better standard equipment due to our(compared to the rest of the world)requirements for more passenger coddling.A/C, leather or MB-Tex interiors,electric windows,and such
luxuries as a sunroof are not standard equipment in many markets other than North America.
 
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