The new W123 range from Mercedes-Benz replaced the outgoing W114/5 models that had helped so effectively to establish the firm across globe as makers of the best engineered cars on earth. Giving the impression that it had been carved from a solid block of steel, the new car looked elegant and understated, especially the ‘T’ estate model which still managed to look tastefully restrained despite lashings of chrome trim. An instant success, a 12-month waiting list soon formed, buyers clamouring to get their hands on virtually any model they could.
A wide choice of engines was available, from the economical 2.0-litre and 2.3-litre four cylinder units, to the impressive if rather juicy 3.0-litre sixes which offered plenty of Autobahn performance. The range continued to sell briskly unit it was replaced by the equally fine W124 range in 1985.
The exceptionally well looked after Mercedes W123 230e offered here is a very rare manual gearbox 5 speed version. The car presents and drives very well, with tidy paintwork showing only a couple of minor age-related blemishes. The vehicle was treated to a thorough paint correction and detailing followed by ceramic coating by Accel Valeting in July 2018 and has been stored indoors since.
The Vehicle comes with a folder full of history including original sales receipt from August 1984. Most recently the car has undergone a major service with a specialist. This included all fluids along with timing chain, tensioner and guides along with rear springs and associated components.
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