Lot 134 - 2000 Mercedes-Benz E240 Elegance
|Sold - £7,392
- Only 6,437 miles from new
- In showroom condition
- MoT expires November 2023
Styled by Steve Mattin under the guidance of Bruno Sacco, the second generation (W210) E-Class ushered in a new design language for Mercedes-Benz. Debuting in June 1995, its distinctive, quad oval headlight visage soon became a marque staple. While careful wind tunnel profiling enabled the saloon version to boast a drag coefficient of just 0.27. Accumulating seventy plus awards for occupant safety, design, environmental compatibility and efficiency over the course of its seven-year production cycle, the W210 could be had with a range of straight-four, straight-five, straight-six, V6 and V8 engines allied to manual or automatic transmission. Customers could thus specify their E-Class as everything from a frugal, diesel-powered airport taxi through to a petrol-guzzling super saloon.
This excellent Mercedes-Benz E240 Elegance was purchased as part of a two-car deal from the local Mercedes dealership in Nottinghamshire in 2000, the other car being a cabriolet. The purchaser was John Rhodes who with his wife, Audrey set up and ran Sundown Adventureland. John Rhodes used the car very little and when he died in 2007, the car had been recently serviced with only 5,146 miles on the odometer. The car was MoT’d in 2008 before being put in the garage and left in storage. In 2021, it was purchased from the deceased estate having been in storage for fifteen years. The car required some paintwork which was done, the wheels refurbished, new tyres fitted and all the mechanicals gone through. Finished in Mercedes Brilliant Silver (744) with Orion Grey cloth interior (485), this car can only be described as in showroom condition having covered a mere 6,450 miles from new. This E240 is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in November 2023, the handbook pack with the service book with only two stamps, the unused wheel changing tools and the original first aid kit located in the rear seat arm rest. This is a unique opportunity to purchase a low mileage Mercedes which is being offered to auction without reserve.
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