Welcome back to Week in Review. We apologize for not getting this out sooner, but with GCFSB staff on the move with summer travels and your managing editor dealing with a move, we were a bit tied up. But let’s take this chance to recap the last month of vehicles we have featured:
All posts tagged 1983
Having just embarked on a summer road trip, my thoughts wandered while driving towards fuel economy. My MINI Cooper S certainly does well enough, but sometimes you want something a bit more suited for cruising. Which is where this Mercedes-Benz 300TD comes in. It’s not the fastest car out there, but once up to cruising speed, it’s a capable motor with the range and reliability of diesel power and a good amount of carrying capacity. This particular 300TD for sale in California has been converted to run on biodiesel and is a two owner car, having lived its live out in the western US.
Click for more details: 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300TD on eBay
The 930 has always possessed its own ’80s flare that few other cars can eclipse. Make that 930 a Cabriolet, cloak it in metallic paint and give it a nearly white interior and now we’re really talking ’80s. Lately we haven’t seen nearly as many 930 Cabriolets come up for sale relative to the Coupe so when we do come across one it always grabs our attention. The case is no different with this eye-catching Platinum Metallic 1983 Porsche 930 Cabriolet, located in Colorado, with Parchment leather interior and 87,898 miles. Like a few of the recent 930s we’ve featured here at GCFSB this one is a RoW 930 as the 930 was unavailable in the US market during this time.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Porsche 930 Cabriolet on eBay
Finally, a W123 with the much-needed European headlights already in place! I’ve said for a while that these cars were unfairly beaten with the ugly stick when the DOT required those God-awful pods that provided less powerful lighting with the added insult of looking worse. This coupe is a European model with the obvious bonus of smaller bumpers front and rear, not to mention a more robust gasoline engine. Other trick features include the first-aid kit mounted in the rear parcel shelf and likely a warning triangle under the trunk lid, both unique to the European versions. One thing that does shock me about this car is the torn seat cloth on the driver’s side; I hardly ever see old-school Mercedes interior with any noticeable damage. As with any foreign market car imported in recent years, odometer verification can be tricky – personally, I feel the mileage is a bit low, and the repaint makes it difficult to tell just how easy of a life it had prior to getting a new coat.