Lot 158 - 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280CE “From the Cheesbrough collection”

Lot 158 - 1973 Mercedes-Benz  280CE “From the Cheesbrough collection”

Lot 158 - 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280CE “From the Cheesbrough collection”

Lot Number 158
Registration RDP 777M
Chassis Number 11407222007535
Engine Number 11098122013770
Odometer reading 17,719 miles
Estimate No Reserve

The W114 coupé hailed a completely new range of cars for Mercedes-Benz. Unlike everything else on offer, this did not take any previous elements from the standard 180 from the 1950's. A new designer was also bought in, Paul Bracq, who penned a pure and uncluttered motorcar. The roofline came down and the seats lowered to maintain headroom. The pillars were removed and all four windows wound down completely out of sight. By 1972 a new double overhead camshaft engine had joined the party. With 2,764cc and fuel injection from Bosch, power output rose to 185bhp.

This example is presented in cream with biscuit interior including headrests and it also comes with an electric sunroof (currently not working). Its 2.7 litre engine is mated to an automatic gearbox and it comes with MoT test certificate which expires in September 2024. This is a very original car which could do with some light recommissioning although it does run and drive and was serviced by its late owner during his tenure. Its interior we believe has been replaced at some point but there is no evidence to suggest that this is the case. Its chrome bumpers appear to be in good condition with the bodywork showing signs of some rust. An inspection would be recommended. Consigned by James Good.

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