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Old 06-06-2008, 09:45 AM
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People DREAM about driving the old 123's

http://youtube.com/watch?v=17Hs9V-0W9Y&feature=related

Reminds me of when I was 8.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:18 AM
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And speaking of old 123's, they are becoming harder to spot these days, I do not see too many in our area, west of Houston, and the ones that I occasionally see are mighty tired looking.

Meanwhile my 240d keeps on running just fine after 26 years of service.

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Old 06-06-2008, 11:06 AM
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And speaking of old 123's, they are becoming harder to spot these days, I do not see too many in our area, west of Houston, and the ones that I occasionally see are mighty tired looking.

Meanwhile my 240d keeps on running just fine after 26 years of service.

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I see W123s just about daily here in the inner loop. Most are nice examples.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:38 AM
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The Northern California area seems to have quite a few survivors. I see them on the road almost daily and also at my indy's shop; I'll point one out to him and he'll say, "yes, original owner."

The shape of the grille and hood first catch my eye. Many that I spot initially as 123's turn out at second glance to be 126's.

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Old 06-06-2008, 11:46 AM
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I see about one a day - D's, TD's. Various conditions, 100% Diesels...
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:47 AM
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I usually see 3-4 per week here in San Antonio (not including the two in my garage)

most are in pretty good condition
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:51 AM
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I'm seeing more W126s now than W123s.

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Old 06-06-2008, 11:58 AM
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I don't see that many of them around here, their are a handfull of local ones. Most that I see on the road are pretty beat, or bondo queens.

Once in awhile a real cherry can be spotted, usualy driven by someone who looks like they bought it new.
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:18 PM
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I see W126's almost daily, but a lot, if not most of them are gassers. I see anywhere from 1 to 3 or so W123's a week. Don't see many of them at all in the DFW area......
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:30 PM
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I see W126's almost daily, but a lot, if not most of them are gassers. I see anywhere from 1 to 3 or so W123's a week. Don't see many of them at all in the DFW area......
That's because Jimmy has 3 of them....
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Old 06-06-2008, 01:20 PM
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There are about three I've seen in my county of about 56,000. All diesel, one wagon and two sedans.
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:42 PM
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Here in Haiti, w123 Diesels are the vehicle of choice for taxis. I see about a dozen or so a day. Most are in very poor condition - they look like they've been through a war, or used as car bombs. Some are in nice shape though pretty rare.
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