This is a magnificent condition 280CE finished in Yellow with
Bamboo MB-tex interior. Sporting low mileage for its age this W123
coupe is simply stunning in all respects. It is without doubt a
10-out-of-10 driver car overall but could also be proudly taken to
shows as-is. This is a super original car with all original body
and interior. The car was an Arizona car its whole life and is a
dry entirely rust free example in quite amazing condition. The
underside is incredibly clean and all factory original. The body
and paint is all original except for the hood which was repainted
for light crazing. The rest of the paint is original, entirely
consistent and maintains its full luster. New headlights and
surrounds have been fitted along with grille and windshield seal.
The interior is equally amazing with the MB-tex in top condition.
The dash is also excellent with only very minor hairline cracks.
Seats, head-liner, rear parcel shelf, door panels, arm-rests,
console, wood finishes and carpets are in excellent shape. I can't
help but think I am in the mid 1980s looking at this car in a
Mercedes showroom. It's that good! The previous owner of some 10
years spent 1,000's of dollars getting all mechanicals basically up
to new. All new springs, shock absorbers. suspension bushings,
steering bushings and arms, fuel pump, accumulator, hoses... its
all really quite impressive. I have taken many detailed photos of
the underside to show all of this. I would estimate some $5-7,000
was spent. Tyres are brand new. The pictures also show just how
clean and original the underside is. Needless to say, the car
drives stupendously. Starts in a flash, idles smooth, drives off
with plenty of power and changes gear smoothly and without lag. She
brakes true and sure. You can drive it down the roughest of roads
and it feels tight as a drum. None of the rattles, squeaks and
bangs you get from tired examples. Under the hood, is like that of
a 5 year old example. Not restored but simply in very impressive
original condition. All features in the car work well -gauges,
clock, instruments, radio, lights (inside and out) and comforts.
The heater blows hot and the A/C ice cold. Is this 280CE perfect?
No.... but it is very, very, VERY nice! It could easily be made
into concourse quality if desired. I have driven this CE over last
summer and was overwhelmed with compliments! The fun driving season
is about the start again and after the winter we have all had, this
girl is ripe and ready!