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September 2020 Update – We’re busy updating our database accurately reflect the status of every car we’ve featured since starting GuysWithRides.com.  This Mercedes we first featured in October 2019 has since sold.

With only 46K original miles, listed yesterday is arguably the nicest 1983 Mercedes Benz W123 240D Sedan we’ve come across since we started the Guys With Rides Website once listed on Staten Island, New York for the asking price of $16,000. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide indicates the private seller has their Orient Red over Saddle 240D currently priced less than halfway between the #1 “Concours” estimate of $21,000 and the #2 “Excellent: level of $12,900.

Mercedes Benz produced its W123 range of cars from November 1975 to January 1986. The W123 models surpassed their W114 predecessor as the most successful Mercedes, selling 2.7 million units before the production ended.  The W123 became a hit with the public due to its modern look. Following the slow build-up during the first year of production as to ensure the high and consistent quality, the customers who placed their orders faced a lengthy waiting period of nine to twelve months. A black market emerged for the customers who were willing to pay more for immediate delivery.  Like its predecessors, W123 gained the reputation of being over-engineered, well-built, durable, and reliable. Many taxi companies chose the W123 for this reason, and they were a common sight in Germany often reaching 300,000 miles.

Its nearly impossible to find a 240D W123 with such low mileage as the example presented here.  If the seller has the receipts to prove his local Mercedes Benz diesel specialist has kept the maintenance up on this car, you will be purchasing what appears to be a 36-year-old new Mercedes that will be ready to give you years of comfortable, reliable service.  Good luck with the purchase!

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