I agree... original color-coded hubcaps make a W123 look quite retro-classic and unique in its own way. I also like the factory optional Baroque or Bundt-style alloy wheels, either 14" or the holy grail of alloys - 15"s!! W123's tend to look attractive too when shod with W123 era-correct German wheels such as Ronal (pentas, R9s, etc..) or even cross-spoke alloys such as BBS 15"s. Original factory AMG rims are ultra-desirable too for the sporty look. I'm not too fond of chrome wheels on a W123, maybe polished but not chrome... Of course, everyone has their own tastes and preference so that should be of individual priority for each and every one of us... different strokes for different folks! [^]
thank you for your oppinion, I went to your site Benz bar, I would just like to congratulate you on your fine collection of cars. I have never classic mercedes cars in such a good condition. You are trully a man with great taste.
I think bbs wheels (from -80Â´s) looks good at my car.
And the wintertyres on 15" baroquerims also looks good.
Of course i still have the original 14" hubcaps and steelrims left if someday i wanna switch to originallook of the car.
But the original 14" baroquerims also looks great on w123`s!!
I love the hub cap look. Does anyone have a 14" hubcap they want to get rid of? I was thinking of polishing my alloy rims but think modifying a hubcap may be a better way to go. I'm just looking for one to experiment with. Will be happy to pay for shipping. Dented or scraped doesn't matter.
How did I come to be the owner of this 1985 300CD? Having owned a W201, 2 W124s and a W126 300SD I had read and heard so much about the W123 cars that I knew this would be the next Benz for me. I knew right from the start that it would have to be the coupe body style. I wanted something a bit...
Just picked this up today. 1978 280E, blue exterior with nice Blue MB Tex interior that just needs a good cleaning. The original spare, jack, complete tool kit, first aid kit and even the manual sunroof tool was sitting in its spot in the trunk. Runs, drives, and shifts perfectly. stops straight...
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Ok this is just a rant and has nothing to do with people not truely loving W123's ,but.......im just so sick of seeing these poor cars coming into someones life mainly just to be a trash dump so they can save a buck on gas and maybe take a 0.002% chunk out of the global warming bullsh*t.
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