1984 Mercedes-Benz 280TE 5 Seat (W123)


  • Superb restoration project
  • 65,354 miles from new
  • Registered in Ireland

The Appeal

Introduced in 1976, the W123 was a Merc for the golden age of the executive car. These effectively took over Europe, becoming limousines, taxicabs and plenty more - with their exceptional build quality becoming a legendary component for a truly superb day-to-day motor. 

This example comes to us as a good candidate for a restoration project - with every bit of that retro period style packed in there. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First built in 1984
  • Registered in Ireland
  • Sadly we don’t know much else regarding the history of this vehicle
  • Odometer displays 65,354 miles 
  • We’re not aware of any mechanical modifications

The Interior

  • Original blue fabric and Zebrano interior
  • All original period features intact 
  • No reported modifications
  • Dashboard is in fair order with some wear
  • Instruments are clean and easy to read
  • Some discolouration and wear to the seat fabric
  • Wood panels are in fair order with some scratches and wear
  • Carpets are in need of a clean, as is the headlining
  • Rear bay carpets in fair order with some holes in the netting

The Exterior 

  • Original paintwork with chrome and plastic trim
  • Wear throughout with bubbles and blistering to the paintwork
  • Some signs of corrosion, particularly to the doors, arches and sills
  • Moss and wear to the door and window seals 
  • Chromework and lenses are in need of some attention but appear to be complete
  • We note that the hood ornament is bent out of place
  • Car is sitting on its original colour-matched wheels 
  • Wearing a full set of Firestone tyres
  • Heavy corrosion to the underside, particularly to the seams and joints

The Mechanics 

  • 2.7L M110 I6 engine with fuel injection
  • 4-speed 4G-TRONIC automatic transmission
  • Engine bay is in mediocre condition with some corrosion and pitting
  • We’re unaware as to how the car is starting and running
  • We therefore recommend that it be treated as a restoration project


A good candidate for a project restoration, this lesser-spotted estate will have a bright future ahead of it once it reaches the hands of an ambitious restorer. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1984
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model 280TE (W123)
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 65,354 Miles
  • Engine size 2700
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Enniskillen
  • Location Northern Ireland
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
2 bids
  • jonas-b•••• £2,100 30/05/23
  • Ross sa•••• £2,000 28/05/23

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