What we have on the noggin now
An old favorite: boss wagons— specifically, W123 boss wagons. We have suddenly and unexpectedly become gripped with ’80s AMG fever, which isn’t the first time it’s happened, nor likely to be the last.
So what did our Interweb scavenging yield? As it turns out, hotness. Lots and lots of hotness.
Vis-à-vis your standard oil burner of the same period, the difference is striking. Guess which look we prefer?
Found some tasty non-wagons, too:
Is the styling on some of these a bit much? Of course. But as with Alpinas from the same period, these cars are old enough now where we are able to take a step back and view them through slightly rosier glasses— we are a little less unforgiving of the gaudy pinstriping, gold wheels, and elaborate body kits. In fact, you might even say they’re only now starting to come together, some thirty or so years later.
W123s and W124s (to Mercedes what the E28 and E34 are to BMW, in our view) really were the high water mark of the E-Class, and we absolutely love ’em. Viewing these pictures, we’re increasingly beginning to see one (a Touring, specifically) in our future, even more than a 5-door E34 or E39 (which we also like, especially the E34). Maybe the Bimmers are the better drivers— maybe. But on balance, these strike us as being several ticks cooler. Very badly want.
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