Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Elegance

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A sublime Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Elegance with two owners and 42,686 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Elegance Package, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), ABS with brake assist (BAS), front occupant airbags, front sidebags, passenger safety cell, heat insulating glass, automatic air conditioning, exit lights, heated screen wash system, electric adjust rear headrests, Speedtronic cruise control, speed limiter, warning triangle, tool roll. Factory options; Leather upholstery, metallic paint.

EXTERIOR
This well-appointed and desirable CLK320 Elegance is finished in opulent Titanite Red Metallic, (Code 567). Strictly garaged from new by two enthusiast owners, the stunning paintwork simply gleams with a deep gloss shine and lustrous finish to really enhance the graceful lines of this genuine four seat tourer. Only the tiniest blemishes can be seen upon close inspection namely very light stone chips to the front and a few marks to the boot lid. The beautifully made trim sections, glass lights and badges are pristine. An exterior showcasing pampered ownership and minimal usage to truly set this example well above the normal offerings. Typical Mercedes Benz indulgence.

INTERIOR
Luxury in abundance, a cabin space to overwhelm and delight! Trimmed in beautiful factory optional Quartz Leather, (Code 215), the upholstery is spotlessly clean and virtually flawless. The ergonomically designed seats are beautifully preserved and supremely comfortable. All burr walnut cappings and other leather trim sections are pristine, as is the Orion Grey headlining. Incredibly, the factory plastic coverings have been left on the door sills to preserve them in perfect order, cementing the fact that this car was the owners’ true pride and joy. The functions and controls operate exactly as they should including the LCD display for the trip computer, clock and outside temperature which often fails. The separate LCD display for the gear shift indicator has some failed pixels. Inside the immaculate boot area is the original warning triangle, tool roll, jack and unopened first aid kit, and even factory build stickers, PDI marker sign offs and the dealer supplied circular wheel changing card have been preserved! Impeccable comfort to all occupants with Mercedes-Benz build quality assured.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Mercedes V-engine of 3199cc displacement produces 218bhp at 5700rpm and 310Nm torque at 4600rpm to achieve a top speed of 146mph and 0-62 in 8.3 seconds. The smooth power delivery is this engines strength. The exceptionally clean engine bay remains exactly as Mercedes Benz intended and displays factory plates, stickers and panel stampings that would amaze onlookers when the bonnet is lifted. The 5-speed automatic transmission with Speedtronic cruise control adapts to your driving manner to offer a superb and relaxed driving experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory standard 16” five spoke style ‘B’ alloys wheels are in excellent order having been refurbished and five matching Pirelli P6000 205/55 R16 tyres have ample tread remaining. The anti-lock braking system with Brake Assist (BAS) offers absolute stopping power to install complete peace of mind.

HISTORY FILE
First registered on 17th April 2000 by Mercedes-Benz of Reading, this example has covered just 42,686 miles with two owners from new. Mr Clifford Meredith purchased the car upon retirement and was the sole keeper for over 19 years until it was acquired by KGF Classic Cars and sold to a Mercedes enthusiast, Mr Thomson. The mileage at point of sale was 39,686 miles and fully documented in the history file with every MOT certificate, every year without fail from the first in 2003. The original service booklet contains the factory build card and option codes and servicing has been carried out in accordance to the Mercedes Benz variable service schedule. There are nine stamped entries in the service book with the last at 41,881 miles in August 2020. All handbooks, radio guides and dealer literature remain in the A5 wallet along with two sets of remote keys plus the master key blade. KGF Classic Cars are privileged to have sourced the car direct from the original owner and found Mr and Mrs Meredith’s love for this car truly heart-warming. We were delighted to have been offered the car again by the second owner and look forward to meeting the lucky third custodian!

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Mercedes-Benz W124 E220 Cabriolet

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A splendid Mercedes-Benz W124 E220 Cabriolet with only 48,443 miles.

EQUIPMENT
All steel monocoque body, torsionally resistant safety cell, impact-absorbing front and rear sections, electro-hydraulic roof operation, roll over protection, wind deflector, tinted safety glass, laminated windscreen, power steering, heated twin washer nozzles, panoramic windscreen wiper, pneumatic headlamp range adjust, parking lights, driver and front passenger airbags, electric seatbelt feeders, fine wood veneer cappings, electric seats, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, closing system with infrared remote control. Factory options; Front seat heaters, front central armrest.

EXTERIOR
The distinctive lines of the W124 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet are instantly recognisable and this E220 Cabriolet is a fantastic testament to this design cult classic. Finished in iconic Brilliant Silver, (Code 744), the car gleams and is free from the usual rust issues synonymous with most examples, thanks to being garage stored, having low miles and just two doting owners. The original fully insulated electro-hydraulic roof is seamless in operation with virtually no markings and all glass and lenses are factory fitment. The Bosch headlamps are free from stone chips and the front bumper and drivers door handle area has a couple of touch-ins. The wheel arch apertures are extremely clean along with the door shuts. The supplying Mercedes-Benz branded dealer number plate holders remain fitted. Immensely good and already established as a desirable, fashionable and collectable model.

INTERIOR
Luxury and opulence in abundance, a cabin space that was, and in many ways still is, ahead of its time. Features such as electrically adjustable head restraint height to compliment the electric front seats as well as the automatic seat belt feeders hint towards the ‘over engineering’ of the Mercedes-Benz W124. The contoured seats trimmed in sumptuous Black Leather, (Code 261), are ergonomically designed for optimum comfort with lateral support and seat-suspension designed to harmonise with the vehicles actual suspension. The fine wood veneer has a deep rich finish and the needles to the dials are bright orange thanks to being garage stored. The carpets have been protected from new by genuine Mercedes velour mats. The wind deflector and first aid kit are both present in the clean boot area and a replacement Sony head unit was fitted by Mercedes-Benz Gillingham in 2006. Outstanding Mercedes-Benz craftsmanship.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the reliable and efficient four cylinder 16v unit of 2199cc displacement, the engine produces 150bhp at 5500rpm and 210Nm of torque at 4000rpm. A top speed of 128mph and 0-62 in 12.0 seconds is achieved effortlessly in this well maintained example. The engine bay is very clean with all correct manufacturer labels, tags and stickers still attached along with the under bonnet sound deadening. The four speed automatic transmission operates exactly as the manufacturer intended with smooth changes and positive kick down. Sheer motoring indulgence.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The classic eight-hole Mercedes alloy wheels were refurbished in 2007 and remain in excellent condition shod in premium matching Goodyear 195/65 R15 tyres with ample even tread. The boot area houses an unused spare wheel alongside an unopened original toolkit roll, jack, and warning triangle. Dual-circuit servo braking system with vacuum booster and anti-lock assistance (ABS) offers excellent straight line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Medway Mercedes-Benz Passenger Car Dealer on the 7th July 1997 this prime example has only had two owners from new. Mrs W A Poulter paid the princely sum of £42,950 and remained the owner nearly 22 years until April 2019 when the car was purchased by a Mercedes collector, Mr G Knight. The history file contains every MOT from the first in 2000 to the current, helping to track the minimal 48,443 miles covered every year. A bundle of invoices from Mercedes main dealers and independent specialists in a box file shows the service work carried out with the last service at 47,262 miles. All handbooks, owners manuals and spare keys are included. Representing a fabulous low owner, low mileage W124 Series Cabriolet, this example is sure to please a Mercedes enthusiast.

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Mercedes-Benz W124 E220 Cabriolet

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An exceptional Mercedes-Benz W124 E220 Cabriolet with only 16,510 miles.

EQUIPMENT
All steel monocoque body, torsionally resistant safety cell, impact-absorbing front and rear sections, electro-hydraulic roof operation, roll over protection, wind deflector, tinted safety glass, laminated windscreen, power steering, heated twin washer nozzles, panoramic windscreen wiper, pneumatic headlamp range adjust, parking lights, driver and front passenger airbags, electric seatbelt feeders, fine wood veneer cappings, electric seats, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors. Factory options; Front seat heaters, luxury automatic climate control, front central armrest.

EXTERIOR
The distinctive lines of the W124 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet are instantly recognisable and this E220 Cabriolet is a fantastic testament to this design cult classic. Finished in desirable and optional Black Pearl (Blue-Black Code 199), the car gleams and is free from the usual rust issues synonymous with most examples, thanks to pampered low ownership and strict garage storage. The original fully insulated electro-hydraulic roof is seamless in operation with a few markings and all glass and lenses are factory fitment. The drivers rear light lens has a tiny fracture, barely noticeable and all other trim remains in excellent condition. The wheel arch apertures are spotlessly clean and a stainless exhaust is fitted for longevity. Without doubt, a prime example and suitable for the Mercedes connoisseur.

INTERIOR
Luxury and opulence in abundance, a cabin space that was, and in many ways still is, ahead of its time. Features such as electrically adjustable head restraint height to compliment the electric front seats as well as the automatic seat belt feeders hint towards the ‘over engineering’ of the Mercedes-Benz W124. The contoured seats trimmed in immaculate Mushroom Leather, (Code 265), are ergonomically designed for optimum comfort with lateral support and seat-suspension designed to harmonise with the vehicles actual suspension. The fine wood veneer has a deep rich finish and the needles to the dials are bright orange thanks to indoor storage. The wind deflector and first aid kit are both present in the clean boot area and a modern Sony head unit with a black crystal front to harmonise with the interior is fitted. Outstanding Mercedes Benz craftsmanship.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the Mercedes four cylinder 16v unit of 2199cc displacement, the engine produces 150bhp at 5500rpm and 210Nm of torque at 4000rpm. A top speed of 128mph and 0-62 in 12.0 seconds is achieved effortlessly in this exceptionally well maintained example. For those enjoying the show scene, the engine bay is pristine with all correct manufacturer labels, tags and stickers still attached. The four speed automatic transmission operates exactly as the manufacturer intended with smooth changes and positive kick down. Sheer motoring indulgence.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The classic eight-hole Mercedes alloy wheels are immaculate and shod in premium matching Michelin Energy 195/65 R15 tyres with ample even tread. The boot area houses the spare wheel alongside the original toolkit roll, jack, and warning triangle. Dual-circuit servo braking system with vacuum booster and anti-lock assistance (ABS) offers excellent straight line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
A beautifully presented history file awaits a new owner. Supplied new on 17th August 1994 to a Mr Wogman with the elite number plate ‘SW9’ it remained part of his prestigious fleet until being sold to Mr Sofroniou in May 1998 with just 798 miles. With one subsequent owner since, the history file contains virtually all MOT certificates, SORN notices and a comprehensive file of invoices from Mercedes-Benz Main Dealers and Specialists. The last service was carried out by Mercedes-Benz of Gatwick at 15,359 miles. A Used Vehicle invoice in the history file records a sale in 2015 for £24,200 with few miles covered since. Representing one of the lowest mileage best remaining iconic W124 series Cabriolets left, this car is deserving of an avid enthusiast.

Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Elegance

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A sublime Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Elegance with one owner and 39,697 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Elegance Package, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), ABS with brake assist (BAS), front occupant airbags, front sidebags, passenger safety cell, heat insulating glass, automatic air conditioning, exit lights, heated screen wash system, electric adjust rear headrests, Speedtronic cruise control, speed limiter, warning triangle, tool roll. Factory options; Leather upholstery, metallic paint.

EXTERIOR
This well-appointed and desirable CLK320 Elegance is finished in glorious Titanite Red Metallic, (Code 567). Strictly garaged from new by the one and only owner, the stunning paintwork simply gleams with a deep gloss shine and impeccable finish to really enhance the graceful lines of this genuine four seat tourer. Only the tiniest blemishes can be seen upon close inspection namely very light stone chips to the front and one mark to the bootlid, utterly insignificant. The beautifully made trim sections, glass lights and badges are pristine. An exterior showcasing enthusiast ownership and minimal usage to truly set this example well above the normal offerings. Typical Mercedes Benz indulgence.

INTERIOR
Luxury and opulence in abundance, a cabin space to overwhelm and delight! Trimmed in beautiful factory optional Quartz Leather, (Code 215), the upholstery is spotlessly clean and virtually flawless. The ergonomically designed seats are beautifully preserved and supremely comfortable. All burr walnut cappings and other leather trim sections are pristine, as is the Orion Grey headlining. Incredibly, the factory plastic coverings have been left on the door sills to preserve them in perfect order, cementing the fact that this car was owners’ true pride and joy. The functions and controls operate exactly as they should including the LCD display for the trip computer, clock and outside temperature which often fails. The separate LCD display for the gear shift indicator has some failed pixels. Inside the immaculate boot area is the original warning triangle, tool roll, jack and unopened first aid kit, and even factory build stickers, PDI marker sign offs and the dealer supplied circular wheel changing card have been preserved! Impeccable comfort to all occupants with Mercedes-Benz build quality assured.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Mercedes V-engine of 3199cc displacement produces 218bhp at 5700rpm and 310Nm torque at 4600rpm to achieve a top speed of 146mph and 0-62 in 8.3 seconds. The smooth power delivery is this engines strength. The exceptionally clean engine bay remains exactly as Mercedes Benz intended and displays factory plates, stickers and panel stampings that would amaze onlookers when the bonnet is lifted. The 5-speed automatic transmission with Speedtronic cruise control adapts to your driving manner to offer a superb and relaxed driving experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory standard 16” five spoke style ‘B’ alloys wheels are in excellent order having been refurbished and five matching Pirelli P6000 205/55 R16 tyres have ample tread remaining. The anti-lock braking system with Brake Assist (BAS) offers absolute stopping power to install complete peace of mind.

HISTORY FILE
First registered on 17th April 2000 by Mercedes-Benz of Reading, this example has covered just 39,697 miles with one owner from new. Mr Clifford Meredith purchased the car upon retirement and has been the sole keeper for over 19 years with no former keepers on the V5. The mileage of 39,697 miles is fully document in the history file with every MOT certificate, every year without fail from the first in 2003. The original service booklet contains the factory build card and option codes and servicing has been carried out in accordance to the Mercedes Benz variable service schedule. There are eight stamped entries in the service book with less than 2,000 miles covered since the last. All handbooks, radio guides and dealer literature remain in the A5 wallet along with two sets of remote keys plus the master key blade. KGF Classic Cars are privileged to have sourced the car direct from the owner and found Mr and Mrs Meredith’s love for this car truly heart warming.

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Mercedes Benz 420SL R107

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A multiple MB Club Concours d’Elegance winning Mercedes-Benz 420SL R107.

EQUIPMENT
Light-alloy bonnet, easy-closing doors, broad polycarbonate front air dam, detachable colour coded hard top, retractable soft top, impact zones, anti-burst locks, strengthened windscreen pillars, headlamp wash/wipe, parking lamps, individually adjusted temperature zones, heated door mirrors, fire extinguisher, toolkit, power assisted steering. Factory fitted options; MB Tex trim. Dealer options; Mercedes tailored overmats (two sets), wind deflector.

EXTERIOR
Only on a rare occasion do pictures not quite do justice to the physical condition, but personal inspection of this one-off multi-concours winning 420SL will leave you speechless. The product of a healthy obsession by the previous owner of over ten years, whose aim was to source an excellent well maintained R107 420SL, and embark on creating an award winner. Finished in the original colour of Signal Red, (Code 568), the paint finish is worthy of its high-profile trophy winning credentials and is virtually flawless. All panels are pin straight with no damage whatsoever, and the underside and wheel apertures have also received concours treatment being fully detailed with every nut, bolt and clip not only polished to perfection but retaining Mercedes-Benz parts only. The factory fitted Black hood and side and rear hood windows are perfect, as is the original colour coded hard top. Created to successfully win the notoriously strict MB Club Concours d’Elegance, to the extent where the car was once marked down a point due to a rainwater droplet sat on the slam panel, it is difficult to convey just how outstanding this car is.

INTERIOR
Upholstered in factory optional Black MB Tex Leather, (Code 171), the seats are in perfect condition with no cosmetic wear and all foam and seat structure remains firm and springy. The deep pile carpets are pristine having been protected from new by two seats of genuine Mercedes over mats. The fascia is perfect and all the gauges, controls and electrics operate exactly as they should. Concours condition is met with concours accuracy with the 1986 dated fire extinguisher as well as the optional Becker 754 radio/cassette, fitted only to 1986/7 cars, in full working order along with the correct Hirschmann electric antenna. The boot area has the correct factory supplied toolkit as well as the original warning triangle in the plastic sheath. Originality seekers will further note the rear light clusters complete with delicate manufacturer stickers still attached. A showroom perfect interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The penultimate model in the R107 range is the powerful 420SL V8 with a power output quoted in the manufacturer literature of 218bhp and 330Nm of torque, enough to propel this performance machine to a maximum speed of 133mph whilst 0-60 is achieved in 9.0 seconds. The engine bay is pristine down to every nut, bolt and clip and displays an astonishing attention to detail, with every manufacturer sticker, plates and panel stamping and PDI marking intact and exactly correct. A genuine Mercedes battery is fitted and there are even the plastic numbered HT leads clips still fitted, long lost on most examples. The four-speed automatic transmission is flawless in operation with positive kickdown. This car does not just look incredible, the driving experience is second to none with important precautionary work undertaken to include the timing chain, tensioners, water pump, oil pump, sprockets and more.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The stylish 15-hole light alloy wheels, as fitted to later models, are immaculate and five quality matching branded Michelin 205/65 R15 tyres have masses of tread, the spare wheel still having changing guide tag attached! The wheel weights are fitted externally as per factory. Another feature of this later model 420SL is the Anti-lock Braking System fitted as standard.

HISTORY FILE
This exceptional 420SL is one of the initial final facelift cars introduced in 1986 and was first registered on 11th June 1986 by Mercedes Main Dealer, Bradshaw Webb of Chelsea. The history file is quite simply breath taking with the original service book containing 28 stamped entries along with the full book pack in the plastic wallet as well as all dealership literature and both genuine Mercedes roof prongs neatly stored in the pouch holder.

In 2008 the car was purchased by Mr John Boggis who was the R107 Model Register Captain of The Official Mercedes-Benz Club for seven years only resigning in 2019. Both John and his 420SL are incredibly well regarded in club circles, the car having amassed an impressive collection of concours winning awards, trophies and best in show winners. John has created a colossal history folder and detailed recorded of works that is split into chronological order for each year of his ownership. Perusal of such would take hours with literally hundreds of Mercedes main dealer receipts for genuine parts purchased, even down to nuts, bolts, clips, rubbers and washers. The total spend is an eye watering figure and has clearly been done for none other than the love of the car and a desire to create something as perfect as possible. Only cars that achieve the grade on condition, accuracy, history and attention to detail manage to compete successfully in the MB Club Concours d’Elegance, and the cabinet filling collection of awards and trophies speak for themselves, all included.

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Mercedes Benz 300SL R107

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One of the last made, a Mercedes-Benz 300SL R107 with just 8,983 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Light-alloy bonnet, easy-closing doors, detachable colour coded hard top, retractable soft top, impact zones, anti-burst locks, strengthened windscreen pillars, parking lamps, individually adjusted temperature zones, heated door mirrors, fire extinguisher, power assisted steering.  Factory fitted options; Metallic paint, leather trim, rear child seats, Tempomat cruise control, headlamp wash/wipe.  Dealer options; Mudflaps, Scorpion anti-theft warning system.

EXTERIOR
The timelessly elegant classic shape of the R107 SL model has become an icon of the modern classic car era, and this 1989 300SL is the final incarnation of an incredible 17-year production run having been first introduced in 1972.  Finished in factory optional Almandine Red Metallic, (Code 512), the original paintwork boasts a magnificent finish and show winning shine, commensurate with the incredibly low 8,983 miles.  The underside is very clean and originality seekers will be pleased to see the factory fitted exhaust system and production line features.  The factory fitted Black hood and side and rear hood windows are perfect, as is the original colour coded hard top.  The pristine hood aperture still displays foam bump stops.  The high-quality chrome has a mirror finish and trim sections and rubbers are virtually as new.  Pure excellence in engineering and craftsmanship, an exceptional example in every respect.

INTERIOR
This high specification late production 300SL is upholstered in original Mushroom Leather, (Code 275).  The seats are beautifully preserved and commensurate with the super-low mileage with supple leather and no wear at all.  The deep pile carpets are pristine having been protected from new by Mercedes over mats.  The fascia is perfect and all the gauges, controls and electrics operate exactly as they should.  The boot area has the factory supplied toolkit as well as the original warning triangle in the plastic sheath.  Originality seekers will note the rear light clusters complete with delicate manufacturer stickers still attached.  Hugely advanced ergonomically, the benchmark for all makers of the era.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 300SL model offered the optimum blend of performance and refinement, with a power output quoted in the manufacturer literature of 188bhp and 260Nm of torque, enough to propel this driving machine to a maximum speed of 123mph whilst 0-60 is achieved in 9.6 seconds.  The engine bay is spotless and retains all manufacturer stickers, plates and panel stampings as well as PDI coloured dabs.  The low mileage credentials are evident in all areas. The four-speed automatic transmission is flawless in operation with positive kickdown and the factory optional Tempomat cruise control is working perfectly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The stylish 15-hole light alloy wheels, as fitted to later models, are unrestored and in excellent order with only miniscule markings visible only upon very close scrutiny.  Quality matching branded 205/65 R15 tyres have masses of tread and the unused spare wheel remains shod in the factory Michelin MXV tyre which still displays the coloured banding, chalk marks and the wheel changing guide tag attached!  Another feature of this late model 300SL is the Anti-lock Braking System fitted as standard.

HISTORY FILE
Built in the final months of production prior to the launch of the R129, a car which needed to fulfil the impressive legacy of the R107, this 300SL example was first registered on 7th August 1989 by Mercedes Main Dealer, Gerard Mann of Birmingham.  New car prices for high specification examples such as this were often in excess of £40,000, enough to buy a house in 1989!  The Mercedes plastic wallet houses all handbooks, guides and dealership literature as well as both genuine Mercedes roof prongs neatly stored in the pouch holder.  There is even the engine running in booklet and the rear-view mirror hung cruise control guide!  The original service and maintenance booklet displays 6 stamped entries with the total current mileage being just 8,983 miles.  The history folder consists of the original PDI checklist from the supplying main dealer as well as a collection of invoices and MOT certificates from 1995 to 2010.  In 2011 the car was sold by Mercedes-Benz specialist, Charles Ironside Limited, to the famous Graham Dacre collection to where it was last registered.

Appealing to any serious collector wanting one of the very best-preserved examples in existence, this 300SL excels on every conceivable level.

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Mercedes-Benz 280CE C123

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A classic C123 Mercedes-Benz 280CE with just 26,902 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Rigid torsion-resistant safety cell, impact zones, anti-burst locks, laminated safety windscreen, panoramic safety glass, two easy-close doors, twin-halogen headlights, individually adjusted temperature zones, Motorola push button radio, electric windows, central locking, courtesy lighting, power assisted steering, first aid kit, front and rear centre armrests.  Factory fitted options; Metallic paint, electric sunroof.  Dealer options; Electric aerial.

EXTERIOR
Synonymous with the pinnacle era of legendary Mercedes-Benz build quality, the craftsmanship displayed with this C123 280CE is simply breath-takingly.  Finished in factory optional Silver Green Metallic, (Code 861), the beautiful paintwork is uniform throughout and boasts a stunning bright finish.  All beautifully made trim sections, high quality chrome and lights are preserved and undamaged.  The large heavy frameless doors close with a wonderfully assuring thud, and all factory side glass lowers to create a striking pillarless coupe.  Having covered just 26,902 miles from new and part of one of the world’s most prestigious Mercedes-Benz collections, this early 280CE is of premium collector quality.

INTERIOR
A high specification machine for 1977, the interior of this 280CE entirely warrants the sometimes-dubious time warp descriptive.  Upholstered in original Black Fabric, (Code 001), the seats and matching door cards are beautifully preserved and commensurate with the super-low mileage.  The deep pile carpets are pristine, along with the headlining and all interior trim sections and the unused first aid kit is present in the rear shelf compartment.  The fascia is perfect and all the gauges, controls and electrics operate exactly as they should including the Motorola radio and electric aerial operated by central toggle switch.  The boot area has the factory supplied warning triangle, whilst originality seekers will note the rear light clusters complete with delicate manufacturer stamps and factory stickers within door apertures.  This preserved interior could almost be described as new.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The preferred choice over the 230C is the more powerful fuel injected 280CE model presented here, fitted with a 2746cc in-line six-cylinder engine.  185bhp allows effortless cruising in serene quietness, and ample power to keep up with modern traffic.  The engine bay is entirely standard with factory stickers, plates and panel stampings preserved and showing some natural aging.  Even the delicate and usually perished rocker cover label is intact!  The relaxed and favoured four-speed automatic transmission is flawless in operation.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The beautiful classic colour coded 12-hole metal/chrome hubcaps are pristine and shod in period matching Michelin 195/70 R14 tyres with plenty of tread.  The spare wheel remains shod in the factory Michelin XUS tyre which is stored alongside the original jack.  Dual-circuit power-assisted brakes feature discs all round and perform very well.

HISTORY FILE
After introduction of the Coupe 123 series, known by model designation C123, in Spring 1976, this early example was registered on the 21st October 1977.  The supplying Mercedes Main Dealer was Mill Garages of Sunderland, and at one year old the car was sold by Normand Mercedes-Benz of Mayfair to the second owner.   Letters, business cards and invoices dated 1978 from Normand Mercedes-Benz are in the history file along with many MOT certificates dating back to the first in 1980.  The mileage of 26,902 miles is fully verified and there is a large files of vehicle maintenance invoices.  The Mercedes plastic wallet houses all handbooks, guides and dealership literature as well as the original service and maintenance booklet with factory build card inside.  Two original Mercedes keys are present along with a sales brochure from when the car was sold new.  In 2011 the car was sold by Mercedes-Benz specialist, Charles Ironside Limited, to the famous Graham Dacre collection to where it was last registered.  A five-digit private registration plate has been on the car since new and will remain so for the next owner.
Appealing to any serious collector wanting one of the very best-preserved examples in existence, this 280CE is of first-class quality in every respect.

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Mercedes-Benz 200 W115

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A preserved UK W115 Mercedes-Benz 200 with just 19,986 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Rigid torsion-resistant safety cell, impact zones, anti-burst locks, laminated safety windscreen, panoramic safety glass, four easy-close doors, chrome bumpers with rubber inserts, parking lights, courtesy lighting, rear centre armrest, oil pressure gauge, water temperature gauge, lockable glove compartment, cigar lighter.  Factory fitted options; Heated rear window, safety headrests.

EXTERIOR
Finished in original Pastel White, (Code 131 – Pastellweiss), the beautiful paintwork is uniform throughout and boasts a stunning pure bright shine, and all factory panels are pin straight with linear gaps.  All beautifully made trim sections, high quality chrome and lights are preserved and undamaged with only very light pitting to some of the chrome finish.  The large heavy doors close with a wonderfully assuring thud, and original stickers and factory applied wax are still visible in the door apertures.  The dealer raised digit number plates are still fitted.  Having covered just 19,986 miles from new and a feature of one of the world’s most prestigious Mercedes-Benz collections, this exceptional example is without question one of the best in existence.

INTERIOR
The interior of this 200 is incredibly well preserved and a testament to the mere 19,986 miles covered from new.  Upholstered in original Blue Fabric, (Code 062), the seats and matching door cards are in perfect condition with no visible wear.  The hardwearing deep pile carpets are pristine, along with the headlining and all interior trim sections, including the large four spoke steering with somewhat intimidating twin wind-tone horn.  The fascia is perfect and all the gauges, controls and electrics operate exactly as they should.  The boot area is huge with factory rubber mat and tool roll, whilst originality seekers will note the rear light clusters complete with delicate manufacturer stamps and date inscription of 16th June 1975!  An interior representative of a 1975 showroom display car.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The model designation of W114 and W115 refers to the number of engine cylinders, six and four respectively, with this W115 200 example developing 95hp at 5000rpm to achieve a top speed of 99mph.  The engine bay is factory standard with manufacturer stickers, plates and panel stampings well preserved.  The four-speed manual transmission is light and precise yet feels solid and robust, just as you would expect from this era of Mercedes-Benz.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The beautiful classic colour coded 12-hole metal/chrome hubcaps are pristine and shod in matching Continental 175/80 R14 tyres with plenty of tread.  The spare wheel remains shod in the factory Pirelli Cinturato C3 tyre which is unused with coloured banding still visible.  Dual-circuit power-assisted brakes with failure warning light feature discs all round and perform very well.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 18th August 1975 by Mercedes Main Dealer, Callanders Eng Ltd of Aberdeen, this W115 200 is a late production example prior to the launch of its replacement, the W123 Series, in January 1976.  The original service booklet in the history file contains the factory build card along with a full log of the name and address of every owner from new!  There is also a comprehensive log of maintenance including hand written notes, clearly this has been a cherished car.  The Mercedes plastic wallet houses all handbooks, guides and dealership literature as well two original Mercedes keys.  A period sales brochure and neatly presented file of invoices and MOT certificates completes the vehicle history.

In 2017 the car was sold by Mercedes-Benz specialist, Edward Hall Mercedes Ltd, to the famous Graham Dacre collection to where it was last registered.  Appealing to any serious collector or enthusiast wanting one of the most original preserved examples in existence, this W115 200 is simply wonderful.

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Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI Avantgarde

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A fully-loaded Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI Avantgarde Estate with one owner.

EQUIPMENT
Avantgarde Package, self-levelling suspension, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Parameter speed-related power steering, front occupant airbags and sidebags, heated screen wash system, roof rails, electric adjust front seats and headrests, Speedtronic cruise control with limit function, multi-function steering wheel.  Factory options; Metallic paint, Parktronic front and rear, 17in alloy wheels, MB Nappa Leather interior, third row of seats, heated and cooled front seats, automatic climate control, Audio 30 stereo system, BOSE upgrade, Satellite Navigation, COMMAND system.  Dealer options; Tracker, tailored floor mat set.

EXTERIOR
This luxurious and capacious E320 Avantgarde Estate is finished in glorious Brilliant Silver Metallic, (Code 744).  The stunning paintwork simply gleams with a bright gloss shine and superb uniform finish to this executive tourer.  All panels are straight and completely intact with no deterioration, with only light frontal stone chips and a tiny shallow ding to the nearside front wing worthy of mention.  The beautifully made trim sections, chrome finishing’s and badges are pristine and the original Honeycomb Foil trim to the B and C-pillars is perfect.  The imposing front grille and prominent Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star remind you of makers legacy.   The original supplying Mercedes-Benz dealer number plates remain fitted.  Truly representative of a one owner, garaged and cossetted example, this vehicle is far superior to the usual offerings and one for future preservation.

INTERIOR
Luxury and opulence are in total abundance with this highly specified machine.  Factory optional Designo Nappa Leather in two tone Anthracite/Granite, (Code 251), is spotlessly clean and virtually perfect, reflective of the one owner pampered upkeep.  The ergonomically designed seats are supremely comfortable, and the electric heating/cooling and memory functions operate seamlessly.  All Birds-Eye Maple capping’s and other leather trim sections and switchgear are pristine, as is the Orion Grey headlining with no marks or sagging.  The functions and controls operate exactly as they should including the large screen for the factory upgraded Audio 30 Navigation/TV/Telephone and BOSE music system.  Inside the huge immaculate boot area is the original warning triangle, complete tool roll, jack and unopened first aid kit and even factory build stickers and the dealer supplied circular wheel changing card.  The roller blind and factory optional fold away child seats are as new.  This is the ultimate modern classic practical family car and business tool.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The six-cylinder Mercedes inline Commonrail 320CDI engine of 3222cc displacement produces 194bhp at 4200rpm and an incredible maximum 470Nm torque to achieve a top speed of 141mph and 0-62 in just 8.8 seconds, very impressive for a large executive estate.  The exceptionally clean engine bay remains exactly as Mercedes Benz intended and displays factory plates, stickers and panel stampings.  The 5-speed automatic transmission with Speedtronic cruise control offers effortless cruising capabilities, perfectly matched to the powerful torque endowed engine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory upgraded 17in five spoke style light alloy wheels with diamond finish are in excellent order with no kerb damage only very light spidering to the rear wheel bolt recesses.  Matching Continental ContiSportContact 3 tyres were fitted in 2018 and are virtually unused.  The anti-lock braking system with Brake Assist (BAS) offers hugely positive stopping power to install complete peace of mind.

HISTORY FILE
First registered on 28th September 2001 and supplied by Main Dealer Alan Day Mercedes-Benz of Mayfair, this example has covered just 56,355 miles from new with just one owner.  The one and only keeper, Miss Rosaline Ganendra, specified an eye wateringly high specification as detailed in the factory options and has cherished this example for 18 years with strict garage storage when not in use.  The Mercedes-Benz A5 document wallet holds the service book with factory build card and nine stamped entries, all Mercedes Main Dealer and marque specialist and in accordance with manufacturer servicing parameters.  All handbooks, guides and dealership literature are present along with two Mercedes remote fobs.  Completing the history file are original sales brochure and folder of previous MOT certificates and invoices.  Not to be confused with the usual offerings, this beautifully preserved example is a credit to its one and only keeper, whereby the condition and driving experience is certain to delight the next fortunate owner.

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Mercedes-Benz W124 E320 Sportline

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An outstanding Mercedes-Benz W124 E320 Sportline Cabriolet with 15,155 miles.

EQUIPMENT
All steel monocoque body, torsionally resistant safety cell, impact-absorbing front and rear sections, electro-hydraulic roof operation, roll over protection, tinted safety glass, laminated windscreen, Sportline styling package, heated twin washer nozzles, panoramic windscreen wiper, Infra-red remote locking, pneumatic headlamp range adjust, parking lights, electric seatbelt feeders, driver and front passenger airbags, front seat heaters, fine wood veneer cappings, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors.  Factory options; Draft deflector.  Dealer accessories; Tailored floor mats.

EXTERIOR
The sophisticated sleek lines of this W124 Mercedes-Benz cabriolet are breathtakingly elegant and this sought-after E320 Sportline example is quite possibly the best testament to this design classic.  Finished in original Tourmaline Green, (Code 269), the factory paintwork boasts an impeccable deep polished shine and uniform finish.  The factory panels are beautifully preserved.  A tiny scratch to the offside front bumper has been left untreated in order to uphold complete originality.  All trims sections, mouldings and Sportline badges are perfect, and W124 experts will know to check the vulnerable side jacking points, of which all are perfect.  The electro-hydraulic roof operation is seamless and the hood fabric remains pristine.  Ever pioneering, Mercedes eliminated the traditional roll over bar in favour of automatic rollover protection which also double as electrically operated rear head restraints.  Exceptionally low mileage and just two owners from new, this prime example is synonymous with exceptional Mercedes-Benz build quality and divine in every way.

INTERIOR
Luxury and opulence in abundance, features such as the automatic seat belt feeders hint towards the ‘over engineering’ of the Mercedes-Benz W124.  The contoured seats trimmed in original Mushroom Leather, (Code 265), are ergonomically designed for optimum comfort with lateral support and seat-suspension designed to harmonise with the vehicle’s actual suspension.  Commensurate with the incredible 15,155 miles covered, the upholstery with matching doors cards are as new and spotlessly clean and the pristine carpets have been protected from new by Mercedes tailored floor mats.  All technological advancements and functions housed in the highest quality fascia operate seamlessly and factory stickers remain within the door apertures.  An outstanding classic Mercedes-Benz interior, the epitome of Mercedes Benz craftsmanship.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the Mercedes six cylinder 24v unit of 3199cc displacement, the engine produces 220bhp at 5500rpm and 310Nm of torque at 3750rpm.  A top speed of 144mph and 0-62 in 8.6 seconds is achieved in effortless near silence from this exceptionally smooth powertrain.  The beautifully clean and original engine bay displays all the factory stickers and plates and is a contender for concours events.   The four-speed automatic transmission operates exactly as the manufacturer intended with smooth changes and positive kick down.  Sheer motoring indulgence.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original diamond cut eight-hole alloy wheels are in beautiful order with only very light delamination and scratches visible, again left in the factory finish to uphold originality.  Matching premium brand and correct Mercedes specification Michelin Energy 205/60 R15 tyres were fitted brand new in 2018.  The boot area houses the fifth alloy spare wheel alongside the original toolkit, jack, warning triangle and Mercedes first aid kit.  Dual-circuit servo braking system with vacuum booster and anti-lock assistance (ABS) offers excellent straight line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on 24th April 1996 by Mercedes-Benz main agents Rose & Young in Redhill, Surrey, this cherished UK example was first owned by Mr John Roberts to whom the original sales invoice is made out with a purchase price of £51,080!  Mr Roberts kept the car for a remarkable 22 years before selling to friend and the second only keeper, Mr Andy Sargeant.  Having covered just 15,155 miles with two keepers, this garaged and pampered example is without question one of the best in existence.

The history file consists of the original stamped service booklet with the most recent Service B carried out by Mercedes-Benz Croydon in June 2018 with just 19 miles covered since!  A folder of supporting service invoices and previous MOT certificates compliments the history file along with three sets of keys plus master blade.  Completing the history file is the Mercedes-Benz document wallet containing all handbooks and guides.

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