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Old 06-24-2015, 02:57 PM
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Test Drive : Grp 2 Acropolis Rally contender - W123 280CE

Here's an up-close look at Ingvar Carlsson's W123 280CE rally car which was restored and tested in recent years. 230HP from its 2.3 liter engine along with a 4 speed manual box and rear wheel drive of course - what a blast it must have been to drive back in the day but its weight was an issue which probably put a damper on its Group 2 future. Piloting this beauty through the dirt and gravel of the Acropolis, unbelievable!

We love every aspect of this machine! What do you think?

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Old 06-26-2015, 05:13 PM
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:17 PM
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ahhh, It's actualy a 2.8 liter engine M110.
And knowing that Waxl was still involved there is every chance that AMG had a hand in it's build. They had a engine kit which guaranteed an extra 20 DIN horsepower.
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:29 PM
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Hi mercmad, it will be nice if you can share more info or link on that AMG M110 engine kit.

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Old 06-26-2015, 11:05 PM
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It's very nice to see this old racer cleaned up and being used as it was meant to be by someone who knows how to handle it .

In my dreams I could drive this well , I have taken my older W-123 Coupe out for rather spirited road rallies with Sports Cars and it does well but nothing as fast as this .

More video if available , please ! .
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here is some of what i have. The engine in the photo is Stage III M110 with 230 Horsepower. These were not available for sale in Germany and intended for export only. incredibly rare engine kit .

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Old 06-27-2015, 05:31 AM
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A replica of this car is for sale for 10000euro in Poland. You can see many videos of owner(me) and rallyvideoprvpl user on youtube. Look for classicauto 280ce carlsson .
Or superoes kielce 280ce mercedes.
the car has 206hp. Dbilas dynamic cams 270/280 , bigger exhaust, lsd diff, swaybars susspension.
Feel free to contact me directly on ernestnoway gmail com
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