So, a big difference between the 2003 MINI and the 1984 Mercedes Benz! I really love the W123 body style, especially the coupe, and when this one turned up last week, I just couldn't let it go. It was a grey import brought over to Baltimore in 1986 and was pretty much pampered its entire life.
It has a 2.3L I4 in it with a super rare (for the States) 4-speed manual tranny. The car (surprisingly) has quite a bit of get-up and go. No rocket mind you, but for having 162,000 Miles on it, it sure feels fantastic.
The previous owner had done all sorts of maintenance on it. My guess was that he took it in, they told him what was wrong, and he said "Fix It!". I have all of his old receipts.
Here are some preliminary pictures, some better ones will come when it isn't so damn bright outside.
Sure seemed like a steal at $3,700.00