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1975 Mercedes 280 W114 280 CE

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 54,000 Miles
  • Automatic, 4 speed
  • Petrol
  • 2800cc
  • 1975
  • OAJ246P
  • Silver
  • Private seller
  • Berkhamsted, United Kingdom

Description

Top of the range RHD 1975 Mercedes 280 CE W114 “Pillarless” / 8 Coupe with very low 54k miles showing, fully working electric sunroof and period-look Retrosound Bluetooth/ Hands-Free audio system, finished in silver with blue interior and whitewall tyres. A car that provokes admiring comments and thumbs ups virtually every time it goes out. Completely ready to enjoy for the summer and beyond.
This is a powerful 185hp electronically injected 2. 8L 280 CE, distinct from the carburettor 130hp 250C and the other junior models in the range.
Purchased as a good runner in 2019 with little paperwork following a full RAC inspection (report available), the car was reportedly imported from Australia in 2016 (UK registration date). There is indeed a small Australian road service sticker on the window. It was in storage from 2016 until 2019, when I had the vehicle comprehensively recommissioned by a classic car restoration specialist firm which has regularly maintained it since then. It has been kept garaged, fuelled on E5 petrol and used about weekly on dry days since 2019. I am reluctantly selling due to a change of circumstances.
I am comfortable with any prospective buyer arranging a full RAC or AA inspection.
Let’s talk about things a prospective buyer needs to be aware of.
The bodywork is in generally very good. However, there are a small number of corrosion spots on lower panels which should be inspected and will eventually need work.
The interior was reportedly re-upholstered in 2017 and this still looks excellent. The dash does have a small number of sun-cracks which depending on the buyer will be seen as either cherished patina to be retained, or a surface that needs to be recovered (either possible). As with many examples of these models, the door map pockets are missing - I am including in the sale one factory replacement pocket I found online which would need to be sprayed and fitted – not a big job and there is a comprehensive step by step YouTube video online. Not hard to find another one if you want both original pockets.
I cannot think of anything else which negative. So, the good stuff:
Starts and drives beautifully.
Mileage absolutely believed genuine.
This coupe comes with comprehensive paperwork from a single specialist classic car specialist firm documenting the recommissioning and maintenance since 2019, including pre-MOTs. There is also a documented km to miles odometer conversion by the restoration specialist (with photographic evidence).
MOT and road tax exempt, cheap classic car insurance easily available
Last pre-MOT (MOT without certificate) documented March 2024
Original accessories such as first aid kit, rare manual sunroof winder key (not required as powered sunroof works), original service stamp book which I sourced separately (no stamps)
Downloaded copy original user manual included

Vehicle background

Has the vehicle ever been imported?

Yes

Is there any outstanding finance?

No

Has the vehicle ever been declared a total loss?

No

Has there ever been any major structural issues which needed work?

No

Private seller

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Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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