Lot 230 - 1973 Mercedes-Benz 250 CE (W114)

Lot 230 - 1973 Mercedes-Benz 250 CE (W114)

Lot 230 - 1973 Mercedes-Benz 250 CE (W114)

Lot Number 230
Registration RBY 807K
Chassis Number 114022-22-019065
Engine Number tbc
Odometer reading 93,000 miles
Estimate £16,000 - £20,000
  • Beautiful paintwork and fine refurbished ‘Mexican Hat’ alloy wheels
  • Full 12-month MoT test certificate

Whilst the saloon versions of this model were somewhat sedate, the coupé’s, with no b-pillar to interrupt the lines, was rather an elegant sight to behold. This design element came, unsurprisingly, from the pen of Paul Bracq world famous for a number of different Mercedes-Benz models as well as BMW gullwings, France’s TGV and another a number of other significant cars the put him well and truly on the map. With the advent of this W114, he lowered the roof line and the seats to maintain the headroom. The windows wound down completely out of sight and the 2.5 litre; fuel-injected engine propelled this model effortlessly up to a perfectly respectable 115mph.

Painted some two years ago in this stunning Bordeaux red with contrasting new black MB-Tex trim, the overall presentation is superb. It also benefits from new head rests and front armrest, not something that was originally specified when built. Something also to note is that it has benefits from electric windows front and rear, again not something that was standard at the time. Also included is a new sub-frame with new Bilstein shock absorbers all round as well as new discs and pads front and back. Also included is new sound proofing under the bonnet, A fully re-cored radiator and a light service and fresh 12 months MoT test certificate. I am advised that she drives extremely well indeed and the quality of the restoration all points towards a sound and well-presented example.

Interested parties should note that due to engine damage in one of the bores, a fresh engine has been installed although the original will accompany this lot.


 

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