This Wagon Wednesday entrant comes to us via our good friends in Canadia.
From the streets of Abbotsford, British Columbia comes this gorgeous 1982 Mercedes-Benz 200TD W123 wagon. If you’re thinking you’ve seen something like this recently, it’s because you have. Jeff introduced us yesterday to the Wombat, a 1984 300TD (make sure you watch the video).
Let’s take a closer look at this one.
From the ad:
– rust free Mercedes W123 wagon in very good running condition.
– Very clean inside and out.
– This car has been an excellent daily runner for 1-1/2 years, WITHOUT fail. We’re restoring a sedan, so we’re choosing to list this and pass it along to a good new home—hopefully yours!
– engine is the legendary, indestructible 5-cylinder 3-litre turbo diesel. 347,000 miles and still going strong. If the mileage scares you, this isn’t the car for you. This engine (and overall car) still has PLENTY of life left in it!
– turbo spools like it should, and the transmission shifts smoothly.
– original working Becker stereo
– block heater
– functional speedometer cluster (tachometer works intermittently),
– all windows work, as does the heating system works, interior lights, rear defog
– trailer hitch!
– back side and rear window tinted for extra security
– hiccups: vacuum lock system, A/C, and cruise control don’t currently function. (I’m working on the vacuum)
Recent service includes:
– new brake hoses,
– steady bearings and flex discs,
– front lower ball joints,
– right upper control arm,
– idler arm,
– centre link,
– tie rods and assembly,
– transmission fluid and filter,
– SLS accumulators, and more.
The car comes with AutoCheck History (rated 53 – average for this vehicle is 36), original owner’s manuals, service receipts, tires with plenty of tread.
Clearly, this car has been maintained well over the years. The paint has barely faded; all the trim is in place; even the wheels look good.
The interior is in pretty good shape, as well, and considering the mileage, that’s impressive. I suspect the carpet could stand a good cleaning, but that’s not an issue, really.
I used to see these on the road a lot more often when I was a kid, before minivans completely took the place of the venerable station wagon as the soccer mom car of choice. What do you think of this 80’s people-moving machine?
[Source: Seattle craigslist]