Lot 201 - 1981 Mercedes-Benz 250 Long Wheelbase Limousine
|Odometer reading||39,500 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,032|
Mercedes-Benz introduced the W123 in 1976; it is a tribute to the car's instant popularity that nine months after its introduction, a black market had developed in Germany for Mercedes-Benz W123s available for immediate delivery. Customers willing to order new cars from local authorised dealers faced waiting times in excess of twelve months. Meanwhile, models that were barely used and were available almost immediately commanded a premium over the new price.
From August 1977 the long wheelbase versions were produced, available as seven/eight seat saloons with works bodies or as a chassis with complete front body clip, the latter serving as the base for ambulance and hearse bodies by external suppliers like Binz or Miesen. These 'Lang' versions could be ordered as 240D, 300D and 250 models.
This beautifully kept W123 limousine has covered less than 1,000 miles per year since its original purchase direct from the Mercedes-Benz factory by a German army chauffer. In great original condition, this particular vehicle has recently been treated to a new battery, exhausts system and has been fully rust protected underneath to preserve its current condition for any new owner. With an MoT test certificate valid until December 2014 and an extra set of chrome wheel arches, this limousine can be considered quite a find especially offered, as it is, at no reserve.
Estimate £3,000 - £5,000
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