Lot 229 - 1981 Mercedes-Benz 230 CE
|Odometer reading||114,200 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,528|
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.
First registered on 1st January, 1981, this car has been serviced and maintained by Mercedes-Benz Ipswich amongst others during the last ten years. Supplied with a recent service, an MoT test certificate valid until June 2018 and an owner’s manual; it also comes with a clear HPI report. Offered at no reserve, this car represents tremendous value for one of the most elegant and refined coupés of the period.