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Old 08-08-2006, 04:37 AM
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oh! no no! That is not my Shlomo car, but it looks like a dandy!!

I just really like the looks of a white w123, that's all
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:56 AM
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I like it, but you might want to check with your auto insurance provider first. Some people have had serious problems insuring grey-market cars in the US, while others report no problems with their insurance.

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Old 08-08-2006, 12:16 PM
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Once we got past the fact that the Farmers database couldn't determine the year, make and model of my Euro 240D from the VIN, and that they were basically going to have to hand-underwrite it, everything went just fine.
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Old 08-08-2006, 12:20 PM
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the 200d was a euro car. that is def a euro bumper set up on the rear and prob on the front too.

and because of the euro stuff i would have been lighter too. so the difference between it and a 240 will prob be minimal in performance.

tom w
The front bumper is definately US issue. Look at the difference in height of the rubber corners. If it was a Euro front bumper the corners would be the same height as the back ones. That is the only one I have ever seen like that.
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Old 08-08-2006, 12:43 PM
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200D? Whats that 40HP? I'd rather get a bug
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:32 PM
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200D? Whats that 40HP? I'd rather get a bug
Old bug or new bug?
I'll take any 200D over an old VW Beetle.

Actually, my reference gives 55 DIN hp for the '77 Euro W123 200D, 10 less than the 240D. I don't have figures for the '83 200D, but it could be higher, especially if it has the newer diesel, like the '80s 190D.

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Old 08-08-2006, 02:46 PM
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Once we got past the fact that the Farmers database couldn't determine the year, make and model of my Euro 240D from the VIN, and that they were basically going to have to hand-underwrite it, everything went just fine.
Someone on one of these Forums posted their sad insurance experience with a grey-market W123 230CE.
Seems his insurance agent initially insured the car, but when underwriting reveiwed the policy, they told him to get rid of the car or they would cancel ALL his insurance!

Another poster related a friends even more catastrophic insurance experience. After years of covering a grey-market car, the vehicle was involved in a major accident, then the underwriter cried "Fraud!" and refused coverage, leaving the owner holding the bag on a huge liability expense!

These days when insurance companies are looking for any excuse not to pay, you better check with yours before you buy grey-market.

Or, to paraphrase those MPG decals, "Your insurance experience may vary".

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Old 08-08-2006, 02:57 PM
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Another poster related a friends even more catastrophic insurance experience. After years of covering a grey-market car, the vehicle was involved in a major accident, then the underwriter cried "Fraud!" and refused coverage, leaving the owner holding the bag on a huge liability expense!
I'd like to see them do that after 10+ years of spotless driving and payments. I'd have the State AG on their asses....big time.
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Old 08-08-2006, 04:56 PM
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Smile Yes that was me and my girlfriend at the Texas GTG

Yes, I am the owner of the 81 300 D with the trailer hitch that was at the Texas GTG.


It was that get together that convinced my girlfriend.
She wants a Mercedes now also.

Plus I need something else to drive while I work on that beast you saw at the GTG. I love the car but it could sure use some time in the garage.


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Old 08-08-2006, 07:55 PM
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The front bumper is definately US issue. Look at the difference in height of the rubber corners. If it was a Euro front bumper the corners would be the same height as the back ones. That is the only one I have ever seen like that.
yes you are right. it looked as if it does not stick out as much as a us bumper but it it as you note, too tall to be euro.

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