Lot 295 - 1971 Mercedes-Benz 250CE
|Odometer reading||94,975 miles|
|Estimate||£4,500 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,040|
The Mercedes-Benz W114 model was introduced in 1968 and manufactured through to 1976, the series being distinguished in the marketplace by nameplates designating their engines. The W114 model was also the first post-war Mercedes-Benz production car to use a newly engineered chassis, not derived from preceding models. This new chassis format of semi-trailing rear arms and ball-joint front end, would be used in all new Mercedes-Benz passenger car models until the development of the multi-link rear suspensions of the 1980's. The Mercedes-Benz W114 was the mid-sized saloon model for Mercedes, positioned below the S-Class. A coupé variant of the W114 was introduced in 1969 carrying the nameplate '250CE' or '280CE' and is considered by enthusiasts to be one of the finest classics of the 1960's and 1970's - this is not, however, reflected in the prices of these cars being generally less than its more popular contemporaries, the Mercedes-Benz SL.
First registered on 6th May 1971, this Mercedes-Benz 250CE epitomises style and class from a car of this era. Described by the vendor as "driving as she should", DLH87J is a tidy example, although would benefit from a little further time and investment being spent on her. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 3rd January 2014, together with previous MoT certificates from 1984, this 250CE represents an interesting opportunity given the estimate.
Previous lotLot 294 - 1966 Lotus Elan S3 Convertible
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