YEAR: 1983

MAKE: Mercedes-Benz

MODEL: W123 280E

MILEAGE: 200182km



ENGINE: 2.8L 6-cylinder



WHEELS: 14 inch

TYRES: Michelin



The Mercedes-Benz W123 series, produced from 1976 to 1985, is renowned for its exceptional build quality, timeless design, and robust engineering. Among the various models in the W123 lineup, the Mercedes 280E holds a special place amongst enthusiasts, embodying a perfect balance of performance, comfort, and reliability.

The W123 series showcases a classic and understated design that has aged gracefully over the years. The 280E, with its elegant lines and signature Mercedes-Benz grille, exudes a sense of sophistication. The attention to detail in the exterior design, along with chrome accents and well-proportioned body lines, contributes to the car’s timeless aesthetic appeal.

The 280E is equipped with the top of the range Twin Cam Bosch Fuel Injected 2.8-liter six-cylinder engine, delivering a respectable amount of power for its time. The engine’s smooth operation and refined performance made the 280E a joy to drive on both city streets and highways. One of the key strengths of the W123 series, including the 280E, is its legendary durability. These cars were built to last, featuring a robust chassis and reliable mechanical components. Many enthusiasts and collectors still praise the W123 series for its longevity, with some examples surpassing the 500,000-mile mark.

As the last of the hand-assembled Mercedes-Benz models, the W123 series left an indelible mark on automotive history. The 280E, in particular, is sought after by collectors and enthusiasts who appreciate its classic design, solid build, and dependable performance. Its reputation for longevity has contributed to its enduring popularity on the vintage car market.

The car on offer is a clean example with 200182km on the clock and finished in white over a lovely blue leather interior with some wood trimming which was exclusive only to the top of the range 280E. Being a 1983 model, that was the year the 280E received a facelift which introduced new style headrests, new style electric windows and it was the first model in the W123 series to receive a rev-counter. It drives exceptionally well and comes with extensive history and invoices. The car also features the original and highly desirable MBTex seats in what must be the favourite colour from the era, being navy blue. The W123 Mercedes 280E represents a different era, where craftsmanship, reliability, and luxury come together to create a harmonious blend of automotive excellence. Whether on the road or admired in a collection, the W123 Mercedes 280E continues to capture the hearts of enthusiasts around the world.

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