1978 Mercedes 280E Automatic
(Featured on 17th December 2010)
Model: 280E (W123)
Registration: AUB 426S
Sellers original description:
Mercedes 280 E automatic in wonderful period Sahara Yellow (paint code 673) with anthracite interior. If you are looking for a superb example of this appreciating model please read on. Many mercedes experts regonise these W123 models as been last of the "built like granite" models.
This particualr example has covered just 48700 miles from new with some mot's and service bills to back this up. The interior on this car is the very best i have ever seen on this model and really is as near perfect as you will find anywhere.
Specification: 6 cylinder 2.8 engine, silky smooth and quiet.
Automatic gearbox...Smooth changes, performs as it should.
Sahara yellow/anthracite interior. The bodywork i would give 9/10. Very straight, paintwork is excellent with a deep shine. No rust issues.
Interior: i would give this 10/10. It really is that good. No tears, very little wear anywhere. Mercedes rubber mats you can spend a small fortune restoring the interior on mercedes benz from this era, this one needs nothing.
Chrome: 9/10 excellent throughout
Central locking, rear headrests,period radio casette player with electric ariel front centre armrest.
The car drives superbly well..No untoward rattles, supple ride, powerful and smooth.
I have old mot's, handbook, period sales brochure, spare key wallet, some service history. Original service book was misplaced.
Summary: the nicest W123 i have come accross for many years. Looks superb in period colours. These cars are rising quickly in value, a nice example will prove a decent investment.