In 1982 Mercedes-Benz was the top selling brand of German luxury cars in the US. They sold roughly 66,000 cars, vs. BMW's 52,000 and Audi's 46,000.
Mercedes-Benz was a big proponent of diesel cars. The W123 station wagon was only available with a diesel engine in North America.
The turbo-diesel engine will run forever (I've seen claims of 500K without a rebuild), but, like most cars from the 1980s and earlier, rust takes its toll on W123 bodies. That's what makes this car so remarkable and desirable...
This is an 86,000 mile car. The seller calls it an "incredible survivor." Based on the pictures, that's not an exaggeration. It's a 3 owner car. It's rust free and looks close to new. The original window sticker and sales invoice are still with it.
I like Mercedes-Benz wagons. Personally, however, I'd like a gasoline powered W124 300TE. But, if a diesel powered W123 wagon is what you're looking for, you'd be hard pressed to find one nicer than this.
The eBay ad had has a ton of good, clear pictures.
Located in Portland, OR, click here to see the eBay listing.