Lot 134 - 1982 Mercedes-Benz 280 TE Estate ‘Seven Seat’
|Odometer reading||109,000 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,336|
Mercedes-Benz introduced the W123 four-door versions in January 1976 and, while there were some technical similarities to their predecessors, the new models were larger in wheelbase and exterior dimensions. The styling was also updated, although stylistic links with the W115 were maintained. In September 1982, all models received a mild facelift which included the rectangular headlights, previously only fitted to the 280/280E which were standardised across the board as was power steering. Since February 1982, an optional five-speed manual transmission was available in all models. Optional extras included MB-Tex upholstery, velour or leather upholstery, interior wood trim, passenger side exterior mirror, five-speed manual gearbox, four-speed automatic gearbox, electric windows, central locking, sunroof, air conditioning, climate control, Alpine horn, headlamp wipers, cruise control, power steering and heated seats.
This lovely 280 TE Estate was registered on 17th November 1982. Presented in green with beige interior, this car adorns the family crest, on the front doors, of one of its former owners, Lord Hanson. One can just imagine his Lordship putting together a large deal using his 280 TE’s in-car telephone! An incredibly practical and relatively understated car for such a flamboyant character, this seven-seater, well equipped model no doubt served him faultlessly. Supplied with a service book and various handbooks, the V5C registration document has been applied for and will be with the car in time for the auction. These fabulous family workhorses have a strong following and to find one with relatively low mileage and such famous ownership is hard to match.
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