Pity the 123 diesel. Often unwashed and rarely coddled, they have been the globe’s workhorse Mercedes-Benz for decades. We still see them trundling down the road today, often rolling on filthy wheels, side trim ajar and their tails covered in diesel soot.
A workhorse yes, but the indestructible 123s were never considered glamorous. Well, that’s not entirely true. They just need to be presented in the right setting. As these images demonstrate, the old 123 does come alive when posed with a group of beautiful European women.