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Old 12-23-2010, 02:17 AM
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What a sad day for me!!
China was picked up this evening by Jim, Tyler's new shipping guy.
I drove China this morning to put some fuel in her. It was a rather spirited drive, and I used the AC, the cruise control, and even locked the doors. In other words, all systems go!!
She is a great little 240D, and I truly hope she goes to someone on the forum. The amount of work put into that car is substantial.
So, it was just about dark this evening. First pic used the flash, the brighter ones were without the flash.









Loaded up on the single trailer:



And it was dark, but the driveway goodbye shot:



There goes a really good one!

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Old 12-23-2010, 02:36 AM
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So you fell prey to the "concept, of over saving" eh?

So sad. I could never imagine driving a plastic car on more than a highly temporary basis.
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:14 AM
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China came back from the detailers today. Holy Moly... I think its the nicest original W123 I've had. Over the last week I've been driving it more than any other car.

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Old 12-30-2010, 02:32 AM
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China came back from the detailers today. Holy Moly... I think its the nicest original W123 I've had. Over the last week I've been driving it more than any other car.

Sure, I miss the '95 and the white wagon, but this one hurts.........
More time and sweat equity in China than any car I've ever owned.
Boy she cleans and polishes up nicely!!!!
When the time comes I really hope she goes to a forum member. She shouldn't be cheap though.......
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:59 AM
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That's a GREAT looking 240D! Congrats and take good care of her. I'd love to have another w123 in my stable in the future.
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Old 04-24-2016, 04:33 PM
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5 years ago I sold China to a fellow in Florida, and its had a rather hard life since then.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/mercedes-cars-sale/293001-1980-240d-4-speed-china-great-condition-%243500.html

Last year she was offered up for sale for a fantastic price with another w123 and I couldn't pass up the chance to own the nicest W123 I've ever owned. The car has arrived after a mechanical refreshing and is still the nicest DRIVING W123 I've ever owned, but unfortunately as you can see its had multiple scrapes and sat unprotected in the harsh Florida sun.

A buff and polish won't bring the paint back this time. So once more into the breach.
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W0W! Pri$ey little car there!
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:57 PM
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Boy that's a tough condition to see her in!! But she can always get a boob job and a better hair style! What you can't always do is find one that is such a pleasure to drive!
Hope to see her brought back to her former glory and find a deserving home. She came from a wonderful family originally!!!
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Which is why I tried to buy her...

...from Tyler when you sold her, Jimmy. Too bad -- clearly bought by someone "
not one of us"
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You rescued her!!! Poor thing has had a rough life...
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:51 AM
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5 years ago I sold China to a fellow in Florida, and its had a rather hard life since then.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/mercedes-cars-sale/293001-1980-240d-4-speed-china-great-condition-%243500.html

Last year she was offered up for sale for a fantastic price with another w123 and I couldn't pass up the chance to own the nicest W123 I've ever owned. The car has arrived after a mechanical refreshing and is still the nicest DRIVING W123 I've ever owned, but unfortunately as you can see its had multiple scrapes and sat unprotected in the harsh Florida sun.

A buff and polish won't bring the paint back this time. So once more into the breach.
You have China again? Hmmm......
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:17 PM
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Well it could have been much worse. Imagine if it went to the North and was subjected to the salty roads? Instead it went to central Florida, so the body is in great shape. Also Jimmy's window tint saved the interior from being baked. It needs a lot of cleaning and some minor fixes, dash cap, and it will look fantastic in there.

Today was a big day. My SL was finished after getting its nose job (new fenders, euro lights, AMG front spoiler) so I decided no reason to wait on China and take her right down to the painters. The battery was dead in the garage, but I rolled it backwards down the gently sloped driveway and she bump started right up. Ice cold AC, cruise working, wound up high but smooth sailing at 70MPH on the highway. Really a fantastic driving car.

So I get to play body man again. My painter doesn't mind body work and painting but hates taking apart and putting back together old cars. So I will take off the trim pieces for paint on Wedsday, he will fix the fender, doors, strip the hood and fix other little dings, paint, and I will reassemble. China will be back to being as clean as it was soon enough.













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Old 04-26-2016, 09:14 AM
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Is back glass still tinted? That defroster used to work also....
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:01 PM
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Is back glass still tinted? That defroster used to work also....
The tint is still there, worn out but saved the interior.
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:09 AM
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Here I go again... Stripped down ready for body work, prep and paint. Hood will be stripped, fender and doors fixed, and plenty of dings taken out.






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