Lot 284 - 1970 Mercedes-Benz 250CE
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,920|
The W114 coupé heralded a completely new range of cars for Mercedes-Benz. Unlike everything else on offer, this car did not take any previous elements from the standard 180 from the 1950's. A new designer, Paul Bracq, was introduced, who penned a pure and uncluttered motorcar. The roof-line came down and the seats were lowered to maintain headroom. The pillars were removed and all four windows wound down completely out of sight. The engine was a 2.5-Litre, fuel injected unit with Bosch Jetronic injection, delivering 148bhp and propelling this model up to a perfectly respectable 115mph.
Offered in factory two-tone cream with black roof and unmarked, deep brown leather, this fantastic example of a very pretty 250CE initially strikes you as a restored example. However, upon closer inspection, what we see is, remarkably, a very original coupé. With just one owner since the factory, this motorcar has been meticulously kept and cared for, hence the condition we find her in today. Having been garaged between trips its entire life, the bodywork is corrosion free and presents almost as new with very few areas that give away its 45 years of age.
Offered with the original bill of sale, Mercedes-Benz manuals and handbooks, service book with evidence of Mercedes Benz care (until a specialist took over later in life) and even two original keys; this is a clear illustration of what can be considered one of the best examples we have seen - and given the prices achieved for the related Pagoda specification roadsters; this could be a very shrewd investment - just open up the sunroof and enjoy the open road.
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