1984 Mercedes-Benz W123 3.0 turbo diesel
Great car, awesome engine
Before I was the owner, it was sitting for quite a number of years in Jersey. Over the years there has been a unbelievable amount of rust build up, and the valves have not been adjusted until I did it myself. Its transmission is going because the owner before me used to tow with it.
A great car if you keep up with the basic maintenance. Since I've owned Azriel (that's her name) I've done quite a bit of work. Like new valves, got the block re honed and up to a 3.3 cylinder bore, forged everything. I'm still working on the rust, but I'm throwing a 240d manual transmission in it and putting it in a W126 wagon body.
This one of the best diesel cars/engines out there. I wouldn't own another car if I didn't have to since I live the Rockies and need a four wheel drive, so I am talking to engineers to make me a custom trans to make it 4x4.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th May, 2016