Guest contributor Rob Richardson on his 1984 MercedesBenz 200 (W123) |

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Guest contributor: Rob Richardson on his Mercedes-Benz 200 (W123)

November 2, 12:00 am

We’ve always big fans of the W123 Mercedes-Benz, and Rob Richardson’s example is as gorgeous as any ever seen— we love, love the color on his car. Rob was enough to chat with us and a few questions.

MCB . Why the W123?

RR . I wanted a driver classic and these are famed for their reliability, and ability to cover distance. I a pretty long motorway to work so the old Benz is perfect for along and soaking up the miles reclining into an armchair. basically like being in my room, but with a steering

MCB . How did you find it?

RR . By total accident. I’d far too much time and money a 1985 BMW E28 5-Series as my daily ( no slouch  —Ed. ) with the of keeping it a good while. I saw the advertised whilst browsing the and, well, the rest is (and so is the E28).

MCB . What’s it to own?

RR . Amazing. It’s owning a modern car in terms of reliability, comfort, and to some fuel consumption, but it doesn’t like a fridge, is properly together, and you feel like a star (read: dictator) as you around. It’s a statement especially using it everyday.

MCB . What’s it like to drive?

RR . like sailing a massive on a sea of marshmallow. In a good way. It perfectly even with a 4″ drop. The performance is, shall we leisurely, but for me it’s not an issue as I onto the motorway in the morning, at 70-80mph and then do the same at night for a 100 miles a day. car was not built for anything as crude as a dash!

MCB . What makes you love car?

RR . I’m an automotive development in real life and the engineering in me loves the thought, design, and that’s gone into car. Every last on it is “finished” to an amazing level of My favourite part is still the central locking; watching door pins rise a Bond girl out of treacle is special.

MCB . What should a look out for when buying

RR . Rust. These cars rot and ruin your life. else on them is pretty

MCB . What can a person expect to

RR . Anything from £100 for to £7-8k for a show condition

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It’s a statement car, using it everyday.

MCB . What have you owned? And what you like to own in the future?

RR . Lots, how have you got. I’ve had from Minis, Chevettes, /E36 BMWs, two Mk1 Eunos and a Porsche 924 to my current fleet of a ’68 Herald Cafe Racer. ’76 KP30 Mountain Racer. and the Obsessed? Probably!

In the future, I’d to own something like a pre ’73 911 and a KPGC10 or similar; who knows what the will throw up when I’m not it!

MCB . W123 or E28?

RR . They are brilliant cars, but your should come down to do you want to go fast or do you want to go If you require any level of dynamic get an E28. I’d say from a handling and point of view the E28 has it covered; I who doesn’t want to drive a 3.5 fast!?

The W123 on the other for me, will only ever be a express: point it where you to go, sit back, relax, and effortlessly vast distances.

Rob’s

MCB . Any concluding thoughts?

RR . Life’s too short to daily a tin box!


Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO
Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO
Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO
Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO
Mercedes-Benz A 200 TURBO

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