BMW E36 325i

Mercedes Benz 280E

€ 27.950 | 1979 | gasoline

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

This is the top-of-the-range model: The 280E with the 2,8 L M110 engine making 185 horsepower. Just 90.500 kilometers, 2 owners and complete service history.

1979 Mercedes Benz W123 280E

  • W123 280E 2,8L Inline-Six
  • Hamburg, Germany origin
  • 906 Grau Blau Metallic 
  • 902 Blue Velours Interior
  • 4-Speed Automatic
  • Solid, non-restored body
  • 90.511 km / 56.240 miles
  • Including Service book
  • Full set of Manuals/Books
  • 2 owners from new
  • 80% Original Paint
  • Major service done

‘Das beste oder nichts’

The absolute pinnacle of Mercedes engineering: the world-famous W123. The high mark in build quality for the 70’s-80’s. This is the top of the line model: The fuel-injected 280E. This is probably the nicest 280E on the market at this point, and with a great history. The car was ordered by Mr. Alpheis (born 1926) at Mercedes Benz dealer Herbert Mühle in Bergedorf (Hamburg). The original order-onfirmation is present: ordered on the 26th of February 1979. He opted for the fastest model: 2,8 Liter, double overhead cam, fuel-injected 280E. In the color 906 Grau Blau Metallic over a 902 Velours interior (Velours was more expensive than leather). This must have been a very expensive W123. Furthermore an electric sunroof, automatic transmission and the Barock wheels.

The car was delivered by Mercedes Werk Sindelfingen on the 15th of March 1979 and first registered one day later the 16th. Mr. Alpheis drove the car on Hamburg plates: HH-H107. The car has had all its services at Mercedes Benz of Hamburg, at the right mileage. In 1986 Mr. Alpheis newly ordered Mercedes W124 came in and the 280E was passed on to his son-in-law: Mr. Winkelmann (born 1943) – He is the 2nd and last owner of this 280E. Since the car stayed in Hamburg, it still was serviced at Mercedes of Hamburg.

What a find, and what a condition. This Mercedes is free of rust and has never been welded. The right side of the car has been painted below the belt-line trim: The rest of the paintwork is original and in perfect nick. Paint-readings are among the pictures. The brightwork like grilles, trim, bumpers, lights and doorhandles are in excellent condition: garage parked and only 1 family owned. Never seen any rain or salt. The body is as straight as an arrow, the shutlines are perfect. 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 43 years later. Nice clean original carpets, clean headliner. The Velours 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 Dunlop tire – never used. The jack was never used and the set of tools is present.

The engine-bay looks excellent. the fuel-injected M110 engine (matching numbers) starts and runs excellent. Notice the white color of the exhaust manifold – only on low-miles Mercedes. The car drives exellent and the transmission shifts beautiful. Because the car was hardly driven in the last years we have done a major service. That includes new fuel lines, cleaning the brakes, new brakepads, new sparkplugs, new cap, new rotor, new HT leads, valve clearance adjusted and an oil-change was performed.

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. Also the order-confirmation and several TÜV-technical inspections.

We have done a recent inspection to make it drive and function as it should. Absolute collector quality W123 280E of the 1st Series in an amazing shape. Unrestored, documented mileage and 80% original paint.

Now ready for the next 43 years. Serviced and ready to be enjoyed.

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