1981 Mercedes Benz 230E saloon

A rare manual right hand drive with MOT to December 2022 in splendid order

Mercedes-Benz W123 generation of saloons were a huge success, establishing the brand in in many new markets and is often considered to be the apex of Mercedes-Benz build quality. Sold with both petrol and diesel power plants, their durability and mechanical resilience is legendary - the petrol versions being a lot more refined and pleasant to drive than the diesel variants.

This 230E petrol comes with a manual gearbox which is quite unusual, the majority being sold with auto boxes in the day.

This car has been in the same family for many years, spending some years in Spain before coming back to UK which helps to explain the good state of preservation.

The service book shows 17 stamps, but its most recent was added in 1989 which is of little relevance. It now has some 122,000 miles on the clock, which for these strongly built cars is modest and looks to have been well maintained throughout its life.

Now tax and MOT exempt, this is a really nice example which we feel will do rather better than the modest guide price suggests.

For more information - contact nigel.mainard@brightwells.com


Reg No: SWT623W
Chassis Number: 12322320024616
Engine Number: 10298020020451
Engine Size: 2299CC
Docs: V5C, MOT Dec 2022, 17 old MOT's, 18 Service Stamps, Hand Books, Brochure.

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £3,000-3,500

Lot 16

Lot ended

Thursday 12/05/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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