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In my oppinion, the best looking w123's are the classic hubcaps, if any of u have some other oppinions please do tell? Chrome on w123?
 

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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! [^]
 

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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.
 

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15" "pan" alloys that look like the alloys for the replacement MB (W126 ?) for the W123 also look nice if a bit neutral. 15" is quite nice though !

Go to www.tirerack.com and they have illustrations of different color 123s with their different wheel choices.

Alan
 

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I too like the classic painted hubcaps, but I like my AMG penta's even more. Check them out: http://www.benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1198434&start=1&fid=10
 

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I think bbs wheels (from -80´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!!
16"

15"

14"

14"


16" penta:


16":


But original is very nice to! Absolutely best
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I love the way your cars look, a particular rim cought my attention, the one that you had on in winter, does that come in chrome?
 

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love w123 - 5/8/2005 4:44 PM

I love the way your cars look, a particular rim cought my attention, the one that you had on in winter, does that come in chrome?
No not in chrome.
I have repainted the rims in silver and clearlaquer.
 

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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.

Thanks,
Mike
 

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Here is my '84 300TD Wagon with the factory original 15" wheels/tires w/ 15" hubcaps. The car sits a little bit higher than standard estates because my car has the HD suspension option...[br]
 
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