Lot 136 - 1985 Mercedes-Benz 230 CE
|Odometer reading||63,500 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £9,240|
The W123 Series surpassed the W114 model range as the most successful Mercedes-Benz ever. The coupé, featuring a shorter wheelbase than the standard saloon, was introduced in spring 1976. With a 12 month waiting list at launch, Mercedes-Benz enjoyed all the accolades of the world's press who proclaimed its virtues of style, build quality and reliability. Electronic fuel injected engines were introduced in 1980 making the cars faster and more reliable with all cars fitted with power steering from 1982. The build quality at the time set new standards in its class and the W123 compounded the reputation of Mercedes-Benz for engineering advancement and design. The coupés were sleek and elegant with many high profile personalities choosing to own one. In the UK prices were high but this did not prevent the range, in all forms, from being extremely successful.
This W123 was originally supplied new by Mercedes-Benz in Sunderland and registered on the 1st January 1985. Presented in gleaming white with contrasting blue trim, this example has been used sparingly, having only covered approximately 27,000 miles by 2000. With 63,500 miles on the clock, the car comes with a comprehensive history file from new including the original stamped service book, data card, three keys, car radio manuals, previous MOT Test Certificates and invoices. In the last three years approximately £8,500 has been spent for maintenance and enhancements at the renowned Mercedes-Benz specialist Roger Edwards Motors. Optional extras from new include electric sunroof, Mercedes-Benz optional Bundt alloy wheels, original Blaupunkt radio cassette player and electric aerial. Offered with an MOT test certificate valid until January 2018, we are informed that even the ashtray and lighter are unused, the driver's seat base is unworn and with only four former keepers, this is a time warp example of an appreciating classic.
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