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Wife's out of town until close to Christmas and thought I would try to keep her away from the SL and SEL and buy her a Benz of her own. I have to go over to the W123 side for some carburetor advise but thought I would share. I will let you know if I get BEAT to within an inch of my life and the heads up on the following fire sale...
 

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Apart from the color, that 113 looks awesome!
 

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I tried that trick. She wasn't buying it. Now she has a CLS550, W219, which is faster than my SL! :surrender:
 

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A CLS Oh boy what have I started.. Thanks for the compliments on the car guys looks like an up and coming FIRE sale. lol
 

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Classic! Looks very good and the colour is typical for that time.
My father used to own several W123’s over the years and he never had any single problem with it, very reliable these cars.
Not very powerfull but build like a tank, they will last forever.
Nice to see one in such a good state.:thumbsup:

The only downside was the steering wheel, you could steer the Titanic with it. That’s how big it was....:D
 

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The only downside was the steering wheel, you could steer the Titanic with it. That’s how big it was....:D
Just like with everything on mercedes, the large steering wheel had a purpose. It was designed to hold your arms wider and believed to allow better circulation and therefore better alertness, particularly on long drives.

I want to get a classic with a wheel with that design for the history.
 

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Shielding my eyes...

I like the color...looks like a typical Unimog color. Mike thanks for coming down. It was fun talking Mercedes/Benz/Unimog's with you and the rest of your troop. Jack had a ball with your kids. I'm sorry I couldn't get these snow tires in your Land Rover today for your wifes surprise W123. Maybe you all here can help me with something...I took some pictures cause in all my years I've never seen a keyed lock on center caps on Mercedes rims. Have any of you? Heres a couple of pics. Any of you have any ideas where I could get a key made to fit this...or is a good lockssmith my only option?
 

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It to was a pleasure meeting you. I know Addy really wanted to relieve you of Jack and his ball. That took about an hour of trying to convince her how she didn't need a daily face wash from that great looking dog of yours. As for the wheels I would post those photos over on the W123 forum for better results. Next time we are in your area, prob at the Casino... give you a call for some beverages and more good conversation.
 

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Just like with everything on mercedes, the large steering wheel had a purpose. It was designed to hold your arms wider and believed to allow better circulation and therefore better alertness, particularly on long drives.

I want to get a classic with a wheel with that design for the history.
According to a vintage car & driver type review I saw a long time ago, the large steering wheel was to promote safe driving. ie. a big wheel requires more movement.
 

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Come on guys, no one knows this? the big wheel is to decrease the steering turning effort... particularly with old vehicles with power steering as an option...
 

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Well the wife is well aware of this fact now, for better or worse.. Not thinking it will last as the mention of a fire sale has been brought up a few times.
 
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