14 Bundt alloy wheels have been refinished and are mounted with Sentinel UN99 195/70R14 tires up front and Michelins on the rear. The nearly flawless interior is trimmed in black MB-Tex and factory equipment includes a mechanically operated sunroof, power windows, and automatic climate control. Cruise control is equipped and is functional. The air conditioning has been converted to R134 and blows cold.Other recent repairs include a new battery, alternator replacement, belts & brake booster hose, Injector return hoses, Left/front lower ball joint, Alignment, Valve Adjustment, Hood Pad, Rear Sway Bar Links & Fuel Filters. Cosmetically the car is very clean inside and out.
The body looks straight with no evidence of accidents or frame repair. There is one sun damaged spot in the paint on the roof on the back left corner of the car. Mechanically the car is driving, steering, and stopping nicely. Owner has noticed more prominently a knocking/pinging noise from the engine.The Mercedes-Benz W123 succeeded the W114 in 1975, taking over the role of mid-sized volume-sales leader. The fresh, modern styling by Friedrich Geiger and Bruno Sacco was a hit with buyers, who waited up to a year to get their hands on one. Part of the delay was that Mercedes-Benz gradually increased production to ensure strict quality control, but the W123s popularity meant that the waiting list lasted clear through to the end of production in 1986. While Mercedes buyers of today pay for the latest technology and technical wizardry, the W123s premium price reflected its almost obsessive levels of quality & refinement. Over-engineered, meticulously built, and extremely durable, the W123 found favor with everyone from families, to executives, to heads of state.
Base models served as taxis on nearly every continent and are still on duty, particularly in places where the cars ability to handle the harshest environments is necessary. Professional drivers so loved the W123 that when its replacement, the W124, arrived in 1985, German taxi drivers took to the streets to protest the perceived drop in quality.
Along with the sedan, the lineup also included a stylish 2-door GT coupe, long-wheelbase limousine, a chassis variant, and a handsome four-door estate. The four-door sedan made up the overwhelming bulk of production, numbering over 2.3 million, with the next closest being the wagon at just under 200,000. Petrol options started with a 2-liter inline-four, going up to a 2.8-liter twin-cam inline-six.
Diesel engines were the popular choice, beginning with a humble 2-liter, 55 hp four-cylinder at the base, up to the superb OM617: A sophisticated 125 horsepower 3-liter Turbodiesel inline-five, which made light work of the hefty W123 body. Thanks to their superior economy and near bomb-proof reliability, diesel engines made up the vast majority of production. The W123 is indeed a car for every occasion, built to withstand the harshest conditions, yet remain solid, smooth, and exceptionally comfortable.
Equally at home in the Sahara Desert as it is rolling up to gates of the country club, this legendary Mercedes-Benz could handle any task with understated Teutonic grace. WE DO CAR DEALS THE RIGHT WAY.. All inspections welcomed and encouraged. THE BALANCE IS DUE WITHIN 10 DAYS OF THE CLOSE OF THE SALE IN THE FORM OF CASHIER'S CHECK, BANK WIRE TRANSFER OR CASH. Information issued on this vehicle is believed to be correct.
VIEW OUR FEEDBACK AND TESTIMONIALS FROM THOUSANDS OF BUYERS ALL OVER THE WORLD -- WE DO DEALS RIGHT. The item "1983 Mercedes-Benz S123" is in sale since Monday, September 20, 2021. This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Cars & Trucks\Mercedes-Benz\Other". The seller is "auctiondoctors" and is located in Tarzana, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.