Lot 118 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 230TE

Lot 118 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 230TE

Lot 118 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 230TE

Lot Number 118
Registration G618 TYR
Chassis Number WDB1240832F128086
Engine Number 10298222151865
Odometer reading 97,000 miles
Result Sold - £5,600
  • Significant service history
  • Impressive condition

The W124 is considered to be the last of the ‘million mile Mercedes’. Most engines and running gear were carried over from the previous model, but there were quite a few improvements. Multi-link independent rear suspension was a great improvement, and the whole car felt like a much more modern driving experience. The W124 had advanced crash protection, a bodyshell structure that crumpled progressively for example, while active safety was advanced thanks to the adoption of anti-lock braking as standard in the all the cars, being progressively introduced across the range.


Originally registered on 16th November 1989, this W124 estate presents very well in Smoke Silver, which is complemented by black fabric upholstery. The car has been exceptionally well cared for in recent years with over £8,000 in invoices from the well-known Mercedes-Benz specialist John Haynes. We are advised the M102 2.3 litre engine runs well and the automatic transmission operates smoothly and efficiently. Supplied with a V5 registration document together with a current MoT test certificate valid until 21st February 2023, this very useable and versatile 230TE was an instant success and became the industry benchmark for reliability and engineering. The ample boot space, together with the folding rear seat combine to making this one of the largest load spaces available whilst still travelling in comfort.

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. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. 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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