Lot 268 - 1971 Mercedes-Benz 230 Limousine
|Odometer reading||44,900 miles|
|Result||Sold - £9,240|
The name Limousine or Limo, as they are popularly known, originated from the Limousin region in central France from a type of hood worn by the population that resembled the covering for a carriage. Later, it was known as the cover for the driver on an automobile, while today, it is known as a luxury vehicle that has a longer frame and wheelbase to accommodate more space behind the driver, at times more than is needed. There are also models that are stretched to accommodate further passengers and include a further seating arrangement behind the driver. These seats face forward and may be folded in the down (and out of the way) position. In general limousines have either six or eight seats - the Mercedes-Benz 230 being one of these. The W114/W115 models were the first post-war Mercedes-Benz production car to use a newly engineered chassis, not derived from preceding models. The new chassis format of semi-trailing rear arms and ball-joint front end would be used in all new Mercedes passenger car models until the development of the multi-link rear suspensions of the 1980’s.
Originally registered on 13th September 1972 this W114 Limousine is finished in white with tan vinyl interior, boasts the rare sliding glass divide and is capable of carrying up to eight passengers. The bodywork is in good order throughout and the trim, finished in tan, is particularly smart. The middle (jump) seats fold away easily to leave plenty of legroom for the rear passengers. Ample chromework adorns this example and again this is in good order. Power is delivered by the 2292cc six-cylinder petrol engine and the car is described by the vendor as driving very well; this 230 Limousine is offered for sale with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate until March 2023. A treasured car from our vendor who has owned it since 2008, boasts genuine low mileage and is a versatile and handsome period Mercedes-Benz.
Guide Price £8,000 - £15,000
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