1984 Mercedes 230E W123


  • Very low mileage 230E 
  • Great service history with recent service
  • £650 recently spent on Blaupunkt sound system
  • Long MOT to October 2024 with no advisories 
  • Classic daily driver or weekend indulgence 

The Appeal

Any car that is at home transporting airport arrivals and senior management anywhere on any road surface in every country of the world deserves respect. That car is the W123.
Available in a huge range of flavours from humble diesel to autobahn-storming six-cylinder petrol, Mercedes-Benz’ three-box saloon is now a sought-after classic. Those engineering qualities that made it so versatile when new, make it perfect as a classic daily driver or weekend show star.
This smart Champagne metallic 230E would suit either role. A well-specified car - it has a sunroof and a Zebrano wood interior - with extensive service records, it is also remarkably unused for a W123. The odometer shows less than 55,000 miles from new. A recent service and long MOT mean that this is a very reluctant sale by the vendor who is emigrating, but surely an enthusiastic purchase for any buyer. 

History and Paperwork

  • Built in January 1984 according to VIN records
  • Private plate show is not included 
  • Comprehensive service history with a recent service completed at a local garage
  • All paperwork and recent service are up to date
  • The car is road tax and MOT exempt
  • The owner is selling due to a move to Colombia, South America
  • Recent service by local garage 
  • MOT to 30th October 2024 with no advisories and 52,916 showing in test 
  • Said to deliver a regular 32mpg in mixed driving 
Notable recent maintenance: 
  • 31/10/23 - brake hoses, tuning and brake fluid replaced
  • 24/10/23 - service and inspection 
  • 08/02/22 - fuel pump replaced
  • 15/05/21 - front brake pads, front and rear calipers, service and battery 

The Condition

  • Factory correct Champagne metallic (473U) over Palomino fabric (054)
  • Exterior and interior condition reflects low mileage 
  • Solid bodywork with only lights corrosion and marks to note in photographs
  • Underside in good order with no advisories on recent MOT 
  • Vendor tells us that the car has never been welded
  • Rear boot lid would likely benefit from a polish 
  • Small amount of surface rust on the arch
  • Factory standard steel wheels with chrome hub caps with body colour fillet 
  • Interior is in very good condition and features steel sunroof and Zebrano wood veneer
  • Switchgear well presented being complete and fully functional 
  • Original hardwearing factory seats with slightly tear to base of driver's seat
  • Upgraded speakers and Bluetooth hands-free Blaupunkt costing £650
  • Vendor has recently covered the seats in lambswool
  • Factory tool roll included

The Mechanics

  • 2,299cc M102 4cyl fuel injected engine 
  • Later factory-correct 4G-TRONIC automatic gearbox 
  • Fuel efficienct with 32mpg typical average
  • Vendor reports that the car runs well and goes through all gears smoothly
  • Extensive maintenance and service history 
  • Recent service by local garage with few miles since 
  • Long MOT to October 2024 with no advisories and few miles covered since test 
  • Recent independent health check 


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If the seller is registered as a private seller, consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not apply. Car & Classic’s return policy applies. 
A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for details. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1984
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model E Class 230 E
  • Colour Bronze
  • Odometer 54,744 Miles
  • Engine size 2299
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Kent
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
26 bids
  • to•••• £10,250 04/03/24
  • mi•••• £9,750 04/03/24
  • to•••• £9,500 04/03/24
  • mi•••• £9,100 04/03/24
  • br•••• £9,000 04/03/24
  • mi•••• £8,900 04/03/24
  • br•••• £8,800 04/03/24
  • mi•••• £8,700 04/03/24
  • al•••• £8,600 04/03/24
  • to•••• £8,500 04/03/24
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