Lot 120 - 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 CE
|Odometer reading||50,341 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,240|
- Just two previous keepers
- Comprehensive history folder
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.
Originally registered on 20th September 1972, this presents in splendid condition. With only two previous keepers, this 280 CE is supplied with a host of paperwork including the original purchase invoice, handbooks and service invoices. The Terracotta coachwork is in fine order and the tan interior is in a condition commensurate with such a low mileage example. We are advised she runs and drives well with no known faults. Supplied with a V5C registration document, this handsome coupé is one of the rarest top of the range W114 coupés, it is thought less than fifty 280 CE's remain in the UK.
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