Lot 282 - 1987 Mercedes-Benz 230E
|Odometer reading||104,000 miles|
Mercedes-Benz introduced the W123 four-door versions in January 1976. 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 W114/W115 were maintained. Initially, all models except 280/280E featured quad unequal-size round headlights and the latter large rectangular units. When facelifted these units became standard across the range. All W115 engines were carried over. It is a tribute to the car's instant popularity – and possibly to the caution built into the production schedules – that nine months after its introduction, a black market had developed in Germany for Mercedes-Benz W123’s available for immediate delivery. Customers willing to order new cars from their local authorised dealer for the recommended list price faced waiting times in excess of twelve months. Meanwhile, models that were barely used and were available almost immediately commanded a premium over the list price.
Presented in black with grey interior trim and first registered on the 1st March 1987 this four-speed automatic has had just one owner from new until recently when the car has been passed to the original owners daughter. An original example with no accidents, cruise control, sunroof and described as in excellent condition with a comprehensive dealer service history. Having been always garaged this 2.3 litre petrol example is rare to find in this condition.
Guide Price £5,000 - £9,000
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