Lot 217 - 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280CE
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,640|
The W114 coupé hailed a completely new range of cars for Mercedes-Benz. Unlike everything else on offer, this did not take any previous elements from the standard 180 from the 1950's. A new designer was also bought in, Paul Bracq, who penned a pure and uncluttered motorcar. The roofline came down and the seats 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, especially in those days.
This excellent 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280CE was with the last owner for twenty years and it has just been taken out of a heated garage where it had been stored for fourteen years. The vendor has carried out a service and fitted a new battery and informs us that it started first time after its sleep and looks and drives amazing. This rare righthand drive example fitted with the very desirable 2.8 litre, twin cam engine was supplied new in the UK with a number of factory extras including electric windows and electric sunroof. Finished in signal red with Mercedes tex biscuit interior this fine example is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2016, service book and a file containing old MoT test certificates and invoices. This is an opportunity to purchase the rarest of the top of the range 114 coupés with less than 50 280CE's in the UK.
Previous lotLot 216 - 1987 Rover SD1 Vanden Plas (Series I)
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