Lot 231 - 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 CE
|Odometer reading||69,840 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
The W114 coupé hailed 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 also 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.
This excellent 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280CE is finished in white with black interior and is a rare righthand drive example fitted with the very desirable 2.8 litre, twin cam engine. The car was supplied new in the UK on 27th September 1974, it is presented with a V5C registration document together with an MoT test certificate valid until 12th December 2019. With an engine that starts on the button and a smooth change in the gearbox, this Mercedes-Benz drives very well. This is an opportunity to purchase the rarest of the top of the range W114 coupés, it is thought less than fifty 280CE's remain in the UK.