Lot 270 - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 CE (W123)

Lot 270 - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 CE (W123)

Lot 270 - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 CE (W123)

Lot Number 270
Registration PYT 872Y
Chassis Number 12305322028228
Engine Number 11098822018318
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £5,824

Mercedes launched its W123 range to huge acclaim in 1976. Fabulously well-built and with gracefully understated styling, the car was such an instant success that a booming black market sprang up to service those who wanted to leapfrog the 12-month waiting list! The best looking of them all were the 230CE and 280CE coupés, based on a shortened W123 saloon platform and with elegant pillarless side windows. While the 230CE made do with a 2.3litre, four-cylinder engine which produced around 130bhp, the 280CE had a creamy smooth fuel-injected 2.8litre, straight-six.

This 1983 280CE was supplied new to a corporate buyer from London. The car is finished in Signal Red with cream hide interior and it came specified with automatic transmission, electric sliding sunroof, wood trim, electric front windows, heated rear screen, adjustable headlights, front arm rest, Mexican hat alloy wheels and headlight wipers.Presented with the car is a good history file showing its extensive maintenance record, this includes numerous invoices and correspondence dating back to 1989. This is also accompanied by some service books with 27 stamps and various old MoT test certificates. A wonderful retro classic which can be used as everyday transport rather than a classic to be stored away.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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