Lot 316 - 1980 Mercedes-Benz 280 CE (Restoration)
|Odometer reading||60,553 miles|
|Result||Sold - £1,008|
The W 123 compact range of Mercedes-Benz cars, introduced in January 1976 and in production for the next decade, was significantly safer, better equipped and more refined than its predecessors and became the most successful model to wear the famous 'Three Pointed Star' with more than 2.6 million examples hitting the road before being replaced by the W124 in 1985.
This classic Bracq-designed 280 CE was purchased in January 2016 with a view to a restoration. It was then taken to Millennium Mercedes-Benz specialist in Bedford for assessment and recommissioning with view to an MoT test, now passed and valid until April 2018. Works completed included a full service, brake overhaul including new discs, pads and some flexi hoses and a fan coupling totalling nearly £2,000. Also included is a new radiator meaning it can be driven, it also reportedly has a strong engine and gearbox but would benefit from some general restoration. The car currently wears an after-market Lorinser body kit although the new/old stock front and rear Mercedes-Benz bumpers to replace the body kit are available by private treaty. Also available by separate negotiation are the wings (brand new and still boxed from Mercedes-Benz), a door (new/old stock) and a new/old stock door skin and bonnet (good pre-used example).
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