BMW E36 325i

Mercedes Benz 230E

€ 17.500 | 1983 | Gasoline

The absolute best car available in the 70’s and 80’s: The Mercedes-Benz W123

Here in a great driver’s configuration: The 230E with the 2,3L M102 engine making 136 horsepower. Just 127.327 kilometers, 2 owners and complete service history!

  • W123 230E 2,3L Inline-Four
  • Sevilla, Spain origin
  • 735 Astral Silver Metallic
  • 052 Blue Cloth
  • Rare 5-speed Manual
  • Solid, non-restored body
  • 127.327 km / 79.117 miles
  • Including Service book
  • Full set of Manuals/Books
  • 2 owners from new
  • Working A/C
  • Major service done

W123 230E 5-speed

The absolute pinnacle of Mercedes engineering: the world-famous W123. The high mark in build quality for the 70’s-80’s. This is a 230E, the extremely tough and reliable chain-driven M102 4-cylinder. First came to market in the W123 and lived on in the W124, 190 as well as most other Mercedes cars in the 80’s and 90’s. It’s mated to a manual 5-speed, very rare on a W123. The was handover inspection was done on the 28th of September 1983 at Mercedes of Spain: S.O Comercial Mercedes-Benz S.A. in Madrid. The car lived in the Sevilla area in southern Spain. We have recently bought it from the president of the local Mercedes club – with a complete service history.

The spec of the car is great. The 5-speed manual gearbox is quite rare and makes for a quick and modern driving experience. The 2,3L is very much alive and eager. The car has no-sunroof but has A/C. The factory A/C has a new Mercedes-Benz A/C compressor and works with the modern R134a gas. The car was delivered new in this color 735 Astral Silver over a 052 Blue cloth interior, steel wheels with hubcaps and a Bremen Bristol FM radio with electric antenna. The car’s mileage is complete documented and the set of books and tools is complete. All the dealer stamps are present in the book – all from Mercedes Benz of Sevilla. 
What a find, and what a condition. This Mercedes is free of rust and has never been welded. W123’s in such a condition are only to be found in warm, dry climates. Truly something different cars that have been German winters. The Astralsilver paint is in excellent condition. The brightwork like grilles, trim, bumpers, lights and doorhandles are in excellent condition: garage parked and only 2 owners. Doorjambs, doorbottoms, jackpoints, sills, trunk and engine-bay are in perfect, solid condition. The paint shines like new and it makes a great impression when seen live.

The interior is clean, original and tight. The materials are of such a high quality: they look fresh 39 years later. Nice clean original carpets, clean headliner. The cloth seats hardly shows it’s age and they feel and sit tight: as you may expect with this mileage. The steeringwheel has an as-new feel with proper texture. The dashboard is free of cracks and the wood shines like new. 
The trunk shows the factory trunk mat in beautiful clean condition. Under the mat is the factory spare wheel with factory Continental tire. The jack was never used and the set of tools is present. 

The engine-bay looks excellent. the fuel-injected M102 engine (matching numbers) starts and runs excellent. Notice the white color of the exhaust manifold – only on low-miles Mercedes, all the factory decals are present. The car drives exellent and the transmission shifts beautiful. The car has had a service in 2021. Recently we have performed a major inspection with: Oil + Filter, Airfilter, Fuellines, Fuelfilter, A/C Service R134a, New Brake calipers, Brake hoses, Brake pads in the rear. New tie-rods and an alignment.

The car comes with the full set of documentation: Owner’s manual, service-addressbook and ofcourse the servicebook. It shows all the dealer stamps of the services performed. It contains the ‘Wagenkarte’ / Buildsheet with all info. It also containes a Car-Fax that shows the mileage from 2003 up to now as well as recent Technical inspections with mileage.

Now ready for the next 39 years. Serviced and ready to be enjoyed

 

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