Lot 115 - 1985 Mercedes-Benz 230E
|Odometer reading||74,308 miles|
|Result||Sold - £11,760|
Mercedes-Benz introduced the W123 four-door versions in January 1976. While there were some technical similarities to their predecessors, the new models were larger in wheelbase and exterior dimensions. The styling was also updated, although stylistic links with the W114/W115 were maintained. Initially, all models except 280/280E featured quad unequal-size round headlights and the latter large rectangular units. When face lifted these units became standard across the range. All W115 engines were carried over. It is a tribute to the car's instant popularity – and possibly to the caution built into the production schedules – 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 their local authorised dealer for the recommended list price faced waiting times in excess of twelve months.
This ‘time warp’ example of this popular saloon is presented in superb totally original condition, unrestored and in what could be described as museum quality throughout. Its cream paintwork is amazing, its tan interior is exemplary particularly as its totally original and it comes with automatic transmission. This truly stunning example comes with lots of history of receipts from Mercedes-Benz, original and stamped service book, its original build sheet, three sets of keys, original and unused first aid kit (unopened). It also has its original toolkit and spare wheel, many old MoT test certificates and the present owner has fitted a new fuel pump and fuel relay. This has to be one of the most original examples of this hugely desirable and popular saloon model of its era and in this museum quality condition, surely must be one for the collector.
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