Mercedes-Benz 200, the little man’s dream car in the 1980s
– 2.0 L inline 4-cylinder engine with 80 kW (109 hp) and 4-speed manual transmission
– German delivery to factory employees
– Since 2006 with the current vehicle owner
– Power sunroof, central locking system
– Car radio Blaupunkt Augsburg RCR 87
– Wind deflectors on doors and sunroof
– Repaired rear damage on the left side in 2018
– German registration + admission as historic vehicle
Neat overall condition with few traces of use
Rock solid elegance from Germany
The 123 models were arguably the most successful cars Mercedes ever built. In 1980, the W123 even beat rival Volkswagen, having more registrations than the all-time winner VW Golf. The long delivery time of up to three years had an interesting effect: Young used cars cost more than new ones. A total of almost 2.7 million units were built, with engines ranging from 2.0 to 3.0 litres of capacity and 55 to 185 hp. Almost 50 % of the W123 had a diesel engine fitted – which was the engine of choice for taxi companies all over the world. Cars from this series have the reputation of being extremely reliable and perfectly able to cover distances of 800.000 km and more without breaking down. The W123 series was also the first Mercedes which was available as a factory-built station wagon (the very few wagons of the W114/115 had been licence builds).
Nowadays, these elegant Mercedes have become popular classics. Even the last of their kind can now obtain the historic number plates.