Lot 282 - 1971 Mercedes-Benz 250 CE
|Odometer reading||55,263 miles|
|Result||Sold - £16,800|
The W 114 coupé heralded 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 brought 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.
TRW 801J was originally registered in 1971 and was owned by a Mr. J. A. France. Having only covered 47,663 miles, on 3rd April 1975, this car was sadly stolen until some four years later; it was discovered with no damage but the keys missing. The car was then purchased by Mr. George Bain of Baldock from the insurance underwriter, General Accident. A replacement registration document was applied for and the car was put on the DVLA computer on the 1st December, 1979 and declared manufactured 1971. With help from the Mercedes-Benz Owners Club, this could be rectified and the original date of registration verified. Over the following five years, he drove the car 6,800 miles and then put the car into storage. In May 2009, the car was passed on to his son Murray Bain. He undertook a re-commissioning program of the car and, over the next seven years, spent a total of over £19,000 on the car. Having now only covered a total of 55,260 miles, verified by accompanying MoT test certificates, it represents a great opportunity for the next custodian.
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