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Old 7th August 2016, 23:51   #76
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Very beautiful! It must be immensely satisfying to know that that car is looking so good today because of... you!

Many congratulations!
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let the pictures do the talking
I'm just looking at her... And I'm just looking "AT HER".., and that's it!

She's just mesmerizing! Wonderful job Sir! And as you've mentioned, the weather has just been perfect for this photo-shoot and the colors, the angles.., just brilliant! If only these photos were taking when the W123 was being sold, Mercedes could have used them for theirs Ads Did you get a chance to make a Video? Please do share if you have one...
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Looks magnificent! Well done!
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Wow! I am having trouble finding right words for the beauty. This is like timeless piece of artwork and one would want to just keep looking at it. I am just stunned to the core by the pics and can just admire at it for hours, days and months to come.

A big salute to you for making the car look like a GEM! Hats off!

Cheers!

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Friends, today I am going to do something special for you all and the rest of W123 fans out there.

Some days the weather is just perfect and I will sign off now and let the pictures do the talking
Wow this is so nice, the wheel caps have come up so much nice and crisp .
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What a beauty! You need to post a video of her being driven. Full HD nothing less
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I thought this post might be of interest. Mark Cosovich is the world's leading authority on the Mercedes W123. His book is the single best source of information about the car.



https://www.facebook.com/W123World/p...type=3&theater



Video with Cosovich on the W123:




I have got his book. For anybody interested in W123 it is an absolute must have! There are many books out there (and I have most) on the W123 but I like this one the best!
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Old 8th August 2016, 14:51   #83
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Wow!!! That pics make the car look straight out of the 80s'. What my keyboard is wet with drool!!! I can see some mad passion here.

Again kwel pics!!

Happy Motoring
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Brilliant Work !

The car look stunning, The composition of photos is just perfect, giving the car a fine vintage look
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Wow, Mouth watering and impeccable!!! Kudos to you sir. Splendid the way you brought together this whole car. I am going back to the pictures several times today!
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Some days it's been back breaking hard work for me and all my neighbors are amused at me pouring rivers of sweat every weekend in the sweltering summer.
Neighours envy, Owner`s Pride.
What a well restored Merc that is. The car seriously reflects your passion & patience to get the it back in shape
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That is just a treat to the eyes! Impeccable!
I have always been a W123 fan and I hope I'll be able to own one someday and restore it to it's glory, just like you did!

The photos are really great but this car deserves a photo shoot by a professional photographer! (No offence)
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Just too good.. your sweat and hard work has paid off handsomely..
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Amazing thread, Sir !

The pictures are simply mesmerizing. They took me straight to those old Reader's Digest magazines at home and the ads they had. Nostalgia personified is what I would say.

Please shoot a video and post.
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I posted this as well. Mark is the world's number one expert on the W123

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Hello Everyone!

I was surfing my FB account today morning and came across something interesting. Mark Cosovich is a leading W123 restorer and expert based in the UK, perhaps even the best in the world.

A lot of W123s come up to him for restoration but what I saw today on my FB account was something quite interesting. Seems Late Smt. Indira Gandhi was also an admirer of the W123 and her personal W123 is up with Mark currently undergoing restoration.

Here is the link to access his post on FB.

https://www.facebook.com/W123World/p...478345556174:0

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