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Old 01-27-2011, 06:18 PM
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35 years ago on 27 January 1976

Great run w123!



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Mercedes-Benz presented the 123 mid-range line in Bandol, southern France, comprising the 200 D, 220 D, 240 D, 300 D, 200, 230, 250, 280 and 280 E models. As the successor to the "Stroke/8" models of the 114/115 lines, this became one of the most successful Mercedes-Benz lines ever. The models are much sought-after today as modern classics.

http://mercedes-benz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/01/daimler-heritage-topics-in-2011.html


H-TownBenzoboy pointed this out on Benzworld from Mercedes-Benz Classic Center.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150172126095830&set=a.105691190829.115605.104225860829&pid=8653991&id=104225860829

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On this day, 35 years ago, the 123 mid-range passenger car model series was presented as the replacement for the 114/115 model series. Until the end of its production in November 1985, close to 2.7 million vehicles of the 123 series had left the factory.









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Old 01-27-2011, 07:00 PM
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& I was 8years, 1month old & starwars was a year and a half from release
wow I think jimmy carter was sworn in 6 days earlier too... not to mention the bicentennial about to hit. no, Ford was still tripping through his last year.

a great milestone for the car. cool!
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:22 PM
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My dad bought a new '77 240D from Towson Valley Motors in Maryland. It was that butterscotch color, automatic with power windows. My mother hated it. I loved it because it was different and no one else had one. I think diesel fuel was about 35 cents a gallon then, even after the oil embargo.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:07 PM
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My 240D/77 manual was also produced in 1976, bought it used 29 years ago and its running just fine.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:14 PM
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Interesting. My wife and I were married 3 days before, on January 24, 1976.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:25 PM
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I was a senior in high school, I don't know if I'd ever seen a Benz in person. My town leaned more to camaros and mustangs for the kiddies, and oldsmobiles and caddies for the geezers.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:14 PM
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I was six months married to the second (present) lovely wife.....just about to go out and hang out my shingle to practice Architecture.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:48 AM
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Interesting, I did not know they were using robotics already back then..
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:19 PM
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Interesting, I did not know they were using robotics already back then..
According to some sources, Mercedes started using robots in 1970 following Japan's first use of them in 1967.
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Ah ha y'all are old! I was 2-1/2years out yet. Just a twinkle in my parents eyes.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:01 PM
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Ah ha y'all are old! I was 2-1/2years out yet. Just a twinkle in my parents eyes.
Sorry to learn that you missed so many interesting things by having been born too late.
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Thanks for post this, this is interesting. Wow, would be great to have all those cars in the pictures in a ware house just for spares when one rust out or gets crashed.

Lets see, HMMM 76? wow, I was 32, had a 64 & 67 International Harvester trucks, a 67 Camero, GF and was involved with horses. Don`t remember ever seeing mercedes around much. but was interested in Diesel engines.

Should have dumped the GF, & Horses and would have cheaper to have bought a new MB .

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Old 01-28-2011, 05:45 PM
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And this thread makes me feel young... 8.5 years before I was born.

How the heck did I get turned onto these cars?
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:54 PM
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I want that hazet tool box/caddy
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:30 PM
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I think it's funny that in all these factory pics they don't have the hoods all the way up, and the one guy is all crammed up against the hood. Even they didn't know the hood went all the way up.

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