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Old 11-12-2013, 10:00 PM
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W123 US Spec with ABS?

W123 US Spec with ABS?

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Old 11-12-2013, 10:15 PM
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I don't think it was available on the US W123.

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Never offered here. Why do you ask?
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:04 AM
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Personally I am fine not having ABS.
I grew up driving a rear wheel drive wagon back and forth from buffalo to new jersey in blizzards.

I want to go back to having a classic MB diesel as my daily driver.

But I have two little kids and just feel like it would be irresponsible not to have abs.
Also my wife is from texas and I have visitors come into town that I may lend the car to and I'd prefer to have ABS so they won't total the car the first time they try to brake on an ice patch.

I have heard that mercedes invented ABS and the Air bag.

Were these options offered in Europe on the W123 or the W116?
Maybe I could get a grey market or import a EU model.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:12 AM
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1978 ABS first introduced on W116.

He says they were an expensive add on since 1978 and became standard in 1985.
I just saw this on youtube:
Introduction to Mercedes Early ABS Systems by Kent Bergsma - YouTube

My wet dream car would be a 1985 300TD with ABS (someday convert to 5 speed) perfect 10 would be to use the cosgrove 5 speed out the M3 Killer and an upgraded turbo)
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:25 AM
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every now and then a euro spec 123 with ABS installed will pop up on the sale page here.

You just missed a wagon sold by pizzachef, 1985 300TD euro wagon with factory ABS.

they arent common having never been offered in the US in the 123 chassis, but if you keep your eye open, a 123 with abs does occasionally come up for sale. Gonna be a eurospec car only though.
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1985 models did not include ABS in the US. After that I couldnt tell you. My life revolves around the w123/126.
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:48 PM
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one of my customers has an 84 300D US vehicle. it has ABS... no air bag.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:13 PM
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There is nothing in a 123 that I would call a dream other than the engine.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:28 PM
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Looks tired and ready for a 617 conversion - Mercedes Benz E Class TE | eBay . Hopefully you can find an adapter bell housing adapter to keep the 5-speed.

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