It's pretty nice, but only a $6,000 car in my eyes; and I wouldn't even think about paying that much for it. If it had half the miles on it, not that the mileage is high, I'd think about thinking about it.
I've bought a few and cringed at what I paid at the time, but then in retrospect had no regrets. There's something to be said for the fanatical maintenance this one has had.
The rear suspension looks right, the netting on the seats is tight, the dash is perfect, I think it's worth lower teens to a collector. I predict, however, because of the frenzy in the market for these right now and the bidding frenzy for this one in particular it will go for mid to high teens. That would be too much.
A lot of money if you think of it as "an old car"...but if you love these cars, how much is too much for a near-perfect wagon? We'd all love to go back in time and buy our car new, and this one seems to be pretty close. Name a new car you can buy today for ten grand or so that has the quality, fit and finish, and presence of these 123s.
Wow! Prices of good W123s are on the rise! I would have imagined that something in this condition would go for $6500 tops. I guess spotless interiors, unbleamished by the sun are highly coveted. There were some recent 300CDs that sold for as high as $7500 and averaging around $5000--but not over $10K like this wagon!
My rationale is simple; cars are necessary(subjective), cars cost money to own and operate(fact), would I rather spend $300per month repairing my $5K-300TD or $500 per month on a new Caravan? I need the space that a wagon affords, I like the idea of alternative fuels, I like fixing a car that is worth fixing. My Olds intrigue had a bad positive battery terminal and so far, I have spent $1400 fixing the consequential damages and still have no gas guage!
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