Project W123: From Winter Detox to City Slickin’

I’ve had the Benz off the road for a couple of weeks to give it some major loving:  From fresh ball joints and servicing to a top to bottom clean-up and a new MOT, it’s had the works.  I’m pleased to say all the effort I’ve put in to keeping it clean over winter and all the waxoil I covered it in in the autumn has paid off; It’s literally not deteriorated one bit through the harsher months (though I did take it off the road when we had the really bad snow) and here’s the proof:

Based on my recent turn-over of daily drivers the Benz is a long-termer and I’ve got no plans of letting it go yet.  The only caveat to this one is my job has moved and gone (for the most part) is the 100 miles per day motorway commute and I now have 44 miles of country lanes….This means the KP and the Herald will be getting some use over the Summer, but does it also mean I can finally have something really old as my daily…4-gears…? Really?

2 Responses to “Project W123: From Winter Detox to City Slickin’”

  1. March 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    It´s great to see such a clean and tidy W123!

  2. May 7, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Good Day Racer 86, All the way from Namibia. I noticed you have a 5speed manual trans in your 200. Tell me how is the performance with the 5speed?

    Im very interested in hearing about the 5speed. As i want to change my 4speed to 5 speed. Please contact me via email as i would really appreciate your assitance.

    Kind Regard



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