Lot 225 - 1974 Mercedes-Benz 230
|Odometer reading||75,990 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,376|
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. The W115 is known to be an incredibly durable car and in 2004, a Greek taxi driver donated his 1976 Mercedes-Benz 240D to the Mercedes-Benz Museum Collection with 4.6 million kilometres on the odometer, which is recognised as being the highest recorded mileage of any Mercedes-Benz known to date.
This automatic 230 model W115 was originally registered on 15th July, 1974 and presents in good all-round condition. We are advised by the vendor that it starts and drives in the manner to be expected of such a well built car. Of the 87,609 examples of this model manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, it is not known how many exist today although a good W115 will always attract attention at any classic car show. Finished in red with beige trim and supplied with a V5 registration document together with a current MoT test certificate, SKL705M represents a great opportunity to enter the classic car market and offered at no reserve this could prove to be a real bargain.
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