Lot 102 - 1981 Mercedes-Benz 250T Estate

Lot 102 - 1981 Mercedes-Benz 250T Estate

Lot 102 - 1981 Mercedes-Benz 250T Estate

Lot Number 102
Registration RLB 825W
Chassis Number 12308622006877
Engine Number 12392022054466
Odometer reading 75,190 miles
Result Sold - £15,680
  • Low mileage example
  • Rare six-cylinder engine

Mercedes-Benz introduced the W123 in 1976; it is a tribute to the car's instant popularity 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 local authorised dealers faced waiting times in excess of 12 months. Meanwhile, models that were barely used and were available almost immediately commanded a premium over the new price. From August 1977 the long wheelbase versions were produced, available as seven/eight seat saloons with works bodies or as a chassis with complete front body clip, the latter serving as the base for ambulance and hearse bodies by external suppliers like Binz or Miesen. These 'Lang' versions could be ordered as 240D, 300D and 250 models.

This superb example is presented in Reinorange with black and white check interior and has only had four previous owners. This highly desirable and durable estate comes with a good history file containing many old invoices and MoT test certificates. It has electric windows all round, factory fitted heated front seats, sunroof, factory fitted radio and a manual gearbox, it also comes with factory fitted air conditioning which is extremely rare. It is apparent from the data sheet that this car was originally manufactured with an automatic transmission but was converted at some point to its manual configuration you see today. These models are highly sought-after and with the mileage showing only 75,190, this must surely be one for the collection or just to be used and enjoyed. We are informed this Mercedes comes to auction with a new MoT test certificate with no advisories.

 

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