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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:59 PM

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Was browsing through sgcarmart for Mercs which are more than 10 years old and happened to spot a few gems, besides the usual W124s. cool.gif

Its interesting to see the classic Merc genes and design slowly evolving over the years as well.

If the owners happened to chance across this thread, could you kindly share with us the experience of owning a classic Merc in Singapore, besides being patient and having wads of cash on hand for restorations and ad-hoc repairs? biggrin.gif

1. W111? Earliest predecessor to the S-classes

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2. R129 in chio chio chilli red wub.gif

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3. W201 The legendary ex-DTM Cosworth 2.3-16

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4. W113 Predecessor to the SL-classes

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5. W108/109 Predecessor to the S-classes

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6. W123, still used as taxis in some European countries

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7. R107, another SL from the 1970s. Dun really like this round quad lamps variant though

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8. W140. A 5-litre V8 german tank registered in 1994. Can't imagine the roadtax then... happy.gif

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9. W126. Most successful S-class which seals Merc's status as the leading luxury car maker.

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10. R170. First SLK with mass-produced folding metal roof. Destined to be a future classic.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:13 AM

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Yes! I love laopok cars so much.. from Mercs, BMW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan...

Automobiles back then were the s3x!!!

I LOVE THEM ALL!
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:22 AM

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waa.. i like the first one. wish it was with dealer then can go down and take photo :P
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:23 AM

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I know my Dad's dream is to own an old Merc sedan.

One day, maybe. One day...
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:23 AM

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I am a big fan of old Mercs.

Drove a 1972 S class in Msia before.

And sat in a W123 taxi in Msia also.
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 10:52 AM

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yeah.. love the red one since i was a teenager.. but the road tax is a killer.. not practical... unfulfilled dream bigcry.gif only have matchbox ones instead

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:36 AM

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I love the W108,W109 and W111. Simply irresistible.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:40 AM

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Waaaahh!! The W113 cabrio in Burgundy is DAMN F**KING chio lorrrrrrr!!!! Too bad it's on vintage number plate, can only drive 28 days a year sad.gif
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:44 AM

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Im a big fan of W201... 2.3-16. MT.
Used to drive it back in the States during my school days... very hard to get MT.
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 04:05 PM

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Waaaahh!! The W113 cabrio in Burgundy is DAMN F**KING chio lorrrrrrr!!!! Too bad it's on vintage number plate, can only drive 28 days a year sad.gif


Yes, the W113 is my favourite among all the classic Mercs. cool.gif Fantastic and timeless design, this example seems to be lovingly restored.


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Posted 22 October 2010 - 04:14 PM

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I like W124 and 190E.

You can find some more here:

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 04:34 PM

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Am very impressed by W124 since i read that it is the last from Mercedes's over-engineered era and also the fact that numerous examples have been found to clock intergalactic miles. Furthermore, i got the impression from forummers in MCF that spares can be easily had and at a reasonable price from Waterloo street.

There is one white W124 that has been beautifully restored in my HDB carpark. The owner went to great lengths to swap out the stock headlamps for an integrated cluster lamp that uses HID. Very clean stock look. I have stopped and listened to the engine note once when i was walking home. The engine note told me that the engine is still in very good condition indeed.
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 05:40 PM

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Aiyo if you are a fan please call it classic lah ...laopok shakehead.gif

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 05:46 PM

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I have always liked the W124.
One with renewed COE (till 2019) would probably cost $30k.
Seems very affordable. Is there any catch, e.g. high maintenace/repair costs?

I would be happy to own a W124 or Cefiro 200JK.
Both have the classic Ah Pek Towkay look.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 05:58 PM

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W124 and R129 are my favourites.
Esp the R129 SL, reminds me of those 500SL model cars which were very common during my childhood days. : D
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:59 PM

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Am very impressed by W124 since i read that it is the last from Mercedes's over-engineered era and also the fact that numerous examples have been found to clock intergalactic miles. Furthermore, i got the impression from forummers in MCF that spares can be easily had and at a reasonable price from Waterloo street.

There is one white W124 that has been beautifully restored in my HDB carpark. The owner went to great lengths to swap out the stock headlamps for an integrated cluster lamp that uses HID. Very clean stock look. I have stopped and listened to the engine note once when i was walking home. The engine note told me that the engine is still in very good condition indeed.


The W124 is indeed an overengineered Merc. Some many examples are still running around in Singapore, even though they are already more than 15 years old.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 11:02 PM

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Aiyo if you are a fan please call it classic lah ...laopok shakehead.gif


Of course when i mentioned laopok i don't mean it literally.

Somehow "laopok" seems to be a more intimate term to describe these classics, as least to me lah. happy.gif

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 11:24 PM

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For W124, recommended to get 16V fuel inject model from '93 to '95.

Those 8V carb examples from '88 to '92 are more problematic .

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 11:13 AM

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I love the 190E cossie...and of course the W124 E-class...old mercs are built solidly unlike today
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 11:34 AM

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Do love some of them but it's so exp in Singapore...
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