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1983 Mercedes Benz 230E Automatic

A wonderful opportunity to aquire a one owner from new, totally orginal/upspolit W123 Saloon with full service history



Country Classic Cars are privileged to offer this wonderful Mercedes on behalf of the owner Mr David Weatherson.  David worked for Standard Chartered Bank and this vehicle was purchased by them from Prestwich Motors on the 11th May 1983 for his use as a company vehicle. David purchased the car from the bank on the 1st May 1984 and has remained in his ownership until now after agreeing to put the Mercedes up for sale as David has decided to retire from driving at the wonderful age of 92 years young.

The car is a testament to David who has cared and cherished this vehicle and very reluctantly passing the vehicle to ourselves to find a new custodian.

Supplied with original handbooks/service books, first aid kit, tools, 2 sets of keys and MOT expiry 16th February 2018

Clearly David knew quality when he saw it and back in 1983 he could have picked a Jaguar, Rover, Vauxhall, Ford etc. but no it was a Mercedes Benz. Mercedes were at this time at the very pinnacle of engineering building and producing cars to a level that we shall never ever witness again.

The Mercedes David chose was the very popular W123 where some 2.7m were produced for worldwide distribution. In fact this was the most successful Mercedes ever produced. David chose his car to be fully optioned, leather upholstery, electric sunroof, electric windows, cruise control, anti-lock brakes, orthopaedic seats and twin speaker sound system with electric aerial. This was quite a specification back in the eighties and indeed a substantial cost over and above the base model specification.

David has covered 133,800 miles and the service record is the most compressive that we have ever witnessed with no less than 54 service stamps spanning two service books. Quite remarkable !

Clearly as one would have guessed the Mercedes is faultless, starts on the first turn of the key, engine silky smooth as are the automatic transmission changes. The ride being superb, quite and rattle free. Not a squeak, rumble just sheer pleasure to drive. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a W123 with a high supporting specification, exemplary service record and in the most remarkable unspoilt original condition as it left the factory some 34 years ago.

  • Cruise Control
  • Direct Fuel Injection
  • Floor Mats
  • Leather Package
  • Power Steering

Mercedes 230E Automatic petrol engine. 2.3 Litre 136ps 134hp@5100 rpm

A unique opportunity to obtain a really wonderful Mercedes. These vehicles are becoming extremely collectable and thus giving rise to price increases.

A great investment, offering total reliability and comfort keeping pace with modern motoring.

Engineering build quality of these wonderful cars will never be reproduced again. It is reported in the press that the W123 is probably the best motor vehicle of the 21st Century ?

Year: 1983
Make: Mercedes Benz
Model: 230E
Body Style: Saloon
Mileage: 133,000
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Fuel Economy: 22-34
Condition: Used
Location: Midhurst, West Sussex
Price: £7,770
Drivetrain: Drivetrain RWD
Engine: 2.3Litre 4Cylinder
Exterior Color: Green
Interior Color: Green Leather
MPG: 22 Town/City / 34 Motorway
Stock Number: 261032017
VIN Number: 12322322150855
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