Lot 209 - 1975 12987 200 saloon
|Odometer reading||83,248 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,800|
The W114 and W115 models were introduced in 1968 and manufactured through to 1976, distinguished in the marketplace by nameplates designating their engine sizes. The W114/W115 models were the first post-war Mercedes-Benz production cars to use a newly engineered chassis, the format of semi-trailing rear arms and ball-joint front end would be used in all new passenger car models until the development of the multi-link rear suspensions of the 1980's. The car was designed by French designer Paul Bracq who was chief designer at Mercedes-Benz for models from 1957 through to 1967, a period that included models such as the Grosser Mercedes-Benz 600. The W114/W115 received a facelift in 1973 with a lower bonnet-line, lower and broader grill, a single front bumper and lower placement of the headlamps together with removal of the quarter-windows in the front doors and larger side mirrors. The interior received inertia reel belts and a new padded steering wheel.
This manual transmission 200 saloon was first registered on 2nd July, 1975 and has only had two previous keepers. Described by the vendor as "starting and driving as she should", this is a fine example of an exceedingly well built Mercedes-Benz. Supplied with the original handbook, a V5 registration document and a full year's MoT test certificate together with a reasonable amount of service history, this saloon is offered today at no reserve.
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