Lot 352 - 1985 Mercedes-Benz 230 CE
|Odometer reading||115,087 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £11,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,000|
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 and was introduced in the spring of 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 series Mercedes-Benz 230 CE Coupé is offered in the lovely colour combination of Ascot Grey with blue cloth trim. The car features a Zebrano wood interior, which includes centre console and door inserts, chrome-line exterior, power assisted steering, mudflaps and floor mats. The coachwork presents very well, as does the interior. The car is accompanied by a full Mercedes-Benz book pack with a mixture of main dealer and independent service stamps carried out throughout its life; however the service history is not entirely complete. Under the bonnet also presents well, demonstrating that this example has been well cared for. We are informed that this motor car drives well with the automatic gearbox operating easily and smoothly making it a relaxed and comfortable ride. Also accompanying this Mercedes-Benz is a UK V5C registration document, old MoT test certificates and a current MoT test certificate valid until August 2018. This is a very handsome 230 CE and is offered with an attractive estimate.
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