In 2010 we entered a W123 240D in the Mercedes-Benz Club of the ACT
Concours and were rewarded with a class award for best W123 series car. You
can see pictures of the 240D here.
However, in 2011 we went one better entering this W123 230E and winning the
outright award. The car is a 1984 model that has spent all its life here in
Canberra. The first owner was the Indonesian Embassy, from there it had two
other owners with the third owner buying it in in 1997 with only 16000kms
on the odometer.
We are the fourth owner of this very unique example. The cool dry climate
of the ACT has helped to preserve this amazing example of Stuttgart's
finest. At the 2011 Concouse it won the following awards:
- Best paint and panel
- Best interior
- Best engine bay
- Best in Class
- Outright winner
This was from a field of 75 excellent examples of the marque. Below is a
series of images along with some history of the car and the preparations we
made to present it at the Concours.