Mercedes Benz 280CE W114 Coupe 1972 For Sale

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Description Mercedes Benz 280CE W114 Coupe 1972

Mercedes-Benz 280CE Coupe W114 first registered in 1st
December 1972.

Current mileage is 66400, what believed to be genuine.
Believed to be genuine, as the car had been sitting in a garage since 1983,
when it was last taxed and MOT’d. It was kept in a garage because of an engine
failure, with the intent to be fixed. This hadn’t happened until the previous
owner inherited.

Several repair work was carried out by the previous owner.
He replaced the engine for the same type, suspension refurbished just as the
brake system and had four new tyres (tyres are still on 90%). Brake
system refurbishment includes all piping (copper and rubber), calipers (all
four), brake pads, master cylinder. He replaced the battery of course and got
welded the two front jacking points. These two jacking points were the only
place where repair was necessary due rust.

The engine has been replaced, however it comes with it’s own
original engine on side. It’s on pallet and can arrange delivery if needed. I
think it worth to keep for future.

I replaced both the rear springs (genuine Mercedes part) and shock absorbers, starter motor, ignition coil, thermostat and many of the coolant pipes. The interior
heating fan was replaced too (genuine Mercedes), what was an enormous and very
costly job. While the whole dashboard, steering etc was removed, all heating
pipe got investigated and replaced where was necessary. Heating fan is a common
fault on these models and some mechanic says that Mercedes took a fan and built
the car around it. Just to reflect how complicated to replace it.

The car recently had a respray, as well as an underbody
preservation coating. Got back it’s own original colour, Byzantine Gold. It
looks stunning with the matching unmarked brown MB text interior. All bodyparts stripped, windscreens removed during paintwork. Front windshield seal has been replaced, just as the boot seal using genuine Mercedes parts. Rear windshield seal and other seals are still in great shape.

During these jobs we had the chance to look deep into the
body. We found NO evidence of any structural rust or any sign of cowboy job. The dry, rust free body reflects the 32 years spent in a dry
environment, just as the spotless, genuinely beautiful interior. No rips or
sign of usage on any of the seats, the steering wheel is in 9 out of 10
condition. This is actually very rare, as all gets cracked and scratched during
the decades of usage.

It comes with it’s own four speed automatic gearbox and it
works beautifully. The engine starts first time all the time and is in good

I am sure I missed a few things and bits & pieces what actually have been replaced, however happy to answer questions in case of any concern. All lights, bulbs, switches and gadgets work, including the Blaupunkt Radio and the clock in the instrument cluster.

Me and my brother went for a trip Europe in April
this year and we did about 1000 miles in one go. We have not even had a misfire and enjoyed the trip very much. In
Germany we did a few ‘fast run’ where was allowed, just to see how healthy the
engine and drive chain is. We did 123MPH (199KMPH) what is outstanding comparing to it’s
factory top speed 124MPH and we were on a very slight uphill. All measured by
GPS and clearly visible in the clip linked bellow. This was just for fun and happened only at
this occasion, otherwise always driven respectfully. It is truly a fantastic car, fully overhauled and ready to be
used for the next decade. As I can hardly resist to drive it on a daily basis,
I did a good few thousand miles with it. We have been on Goodwood Revival 2016, in
Oxford with my wife and many other places in UK. It is really a faultless
usable and mostly enjoyable car, despite (or mainly) of it’s age.

Find some youtube links bellow.

A few useful infos and articles from that period:

Mercedes W115 / W114 Documentary:

Genuine reason for the reluctant sale. However, I am not in a
rush, so no silly offers, please. This is truly a good car and do not get mistaken with other cars, where
fraction of the work was carried out and lot more expenses are hiding, waiting
to be fixed.

I kept the car in a dry & heated garage since I own and
used regularly.

You’re welcome for viewing and test drive. The car is
insured, taxed and Mot’d.

I require £200.00 holding deposit from the lucky buyer, within 24 hours by PayPal, please.

Payment by cash at collection.


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