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If you are to own a Mercedes-Benz W123—always a good decision, in my book—it is highly recommended you invest in the color-matching hubcaps as well.


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I bought my first vintage MBZ about 2.5 years ago: a ‘78 280ce (w123). This is the twin-cam inline-6 powered version of the pillar less coupe. It’s now my beloved daily driver. I also have a w114 280 Sedan (same engine, only carbureted) and a ‘92 R129 500SL. I’d drive these cars anywhere, any time, and have...

Check out my time-lapse road trip from San Francisco to Chicago and back (5200 issue-free miles in a week) to pick up a new back seat and euro bumpers.