Mercedes Benz 250 W114

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An irreplaceable Mercedes-Benz 250 (W114) with just 6,212 miles and two owners.

EQUIPMENT
Rigid torsion-resistant passenger compartment, energy-absorbing front and rear sections, anti-burst safety locks, padded interior protection, laminated windscreen, optimal vision side windows, panoramic safety glass, front door quarter lights, rubber side strip inserts, broad rubber inserts on bumpers, parking lights, infinitely variable instrument lighting, courtesy lighting, high-frequency horn, centre rear seat armrest, cigar lighter.  Factory options; Automatic transmission, power steering, heated rear window.  Dealer options; Stereo 8 Radiomobile (8 Track).

EXTERIOR
The Mercedes-Benz W114 Series was marketed as the ‘New Generation Model’ having been the first post war Mercedes-Benz production car to use a newly engineered chassis, not derived from preceding models.  This outstanding example in factory original Mercedes Deep Blue, (Code DB920), boasts a virtually perfect finish that will simply amaze anybody within its presence.  The Daimler-Benz quality paint process dictated that each coat was annealed at temperatures between 130 and 165°C, which together with mileage of just 6,212 miles and temperature controlled storage have ensured this example is preserved as one of the best in the world.  All trim sections, chromework, lights and badges appear as new, a testament to the maker’s craftsmanship.  Unrestored, unmolested and preserved, a worthy museum artefact.

INTERIOR
The interior of this very special example is as close to a new W114 Series Mercedes-Benz as can be.  The original coverings to the anatomically contoured seats are perfect, as are the carpets, door cards and headlining.  The beautifully crafted padded fascia houses as new controls and switchgear, all flawless in operation and the elegant large steering wheel with padded boss is an object of ornamental beauty.  The driver’s floor mat has a small mark.  The optional Stereo 8 Radiomobile 8 Track player fitted from new remains in place and even the irreplaceable blanking plate with 250 badge has been kept in the history file!  The boot area with undamaged rubber mat lifts to reveal a spotless boot floor, and there are factory stickers in the boot area and door shuts.  A sheer motoring indulgence to simply appreciate the craftsmanship and quality of a Mercedes-Benz interior during their heyday, second to none.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The six-cylinder in-line engine with overhead camshaft and twin compound down-draft carburettors develops 130bhp at 5000rpm and 216Nm torque at 3200rpm.  Raising the sturdy counter-balanced bonnet reveals a pristine engine compartment with bright polished inner wings and slam panel, and the usually perished bulkhead insulation fully intact!  Factory plates, stickers and stampings are clearly visible and prominent having never been touched.  The optional Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission with kick down and override function operates flawlessly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original wheels remain fitted with the colour coded and chromium plated 12 hole trims which are excellent aside from very light scratches.  Brand new Continental ContiEcoContact3 tyres have just been fitted.  Dual-circuit power assisted brakes with discs to all four wheels offer powerful stopping capabilities.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new with the cherished plate ‘WHH1’ on the 4th April 1973 by Mercedes Main Dealers Eyebury of Brentwood, this amazing example has covered a mere 6,212 miles with just two keepers from new.  First keeper, Mr William Humphreys, purchased the car having always promised himself a Mercedes-Benz, and he doted on his pride and joy for almost 30 years until ownership passed to Mr Francis Harrison in 2002, with whom it is remained ever since.  The wonderful history file comprises of the original Mercedes-Benz brown plastic wallet containing the service book, handbooks, dealership literature and even the factory build punch card!  A further history folder contains the original new car PDI checklist along with many previous MOT certificates and maintenance invoices to verify the low mileage.  An original sales brochure, two Mercedes keys and a collection of other vehicle documents complete the history file.

An exceptionally low mileage example of this beautifully engineered machine, appealing to any serious collector wanting one of the very best preserved examples in existence.  This W114 250 will delight on every conceivable level.

Mercedes-Benz 280SL R129

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A graceful Mercedes-Benz 280SL R129 with full Mercedes Main Dealer history.

EQUIPMENT
Automatic roll-over bar, electric soft top, detachable coupe roof, remote central locking, halogen fog lamps, heated electric door mirrors, eccentric sweep wipers, head lamps wash/wipe, electrically adjustable seats including headrest, dual zone heating and ventilation, outside temperature gauge, illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding armrest, front occupant airbags, economy gauge, oil pressure gauge, warning triangle.  Factory options; Leather seat trim, rear child seats, wind deflector, seat heaters.  Dealer options; 10 CD changer.

EXTERIOR
This elegant, cherished Mercedes-Benz SL is finished in stunning two tone Polar White (Code 149) and Arctic White (code 143), the original factory colour scheme.  The uniform paintwork has an incredible bright finish owing to long term cossetted ownership and strict garage storage.  All panels are free from damage with only miniscule imperfections visible upon close scrutiny, utterly insignificant.  The factory Dark Blue soft-top (code 744) is perfect with clear unmarked screens and the Polar White hardtop is easy to remove/refit.  An exemplary example of the model that affirmed the maker’s repute for engineering excellence.

INTERIOR
High quality materials and first class workmanship can be felt in every feature from the multi-contoured seats finished in optional Blue leather, (Code 272), to the seamless operation of the electric roof.  The driver’s seat although fully intact with no rips is showing slight ageing and usage markings to the base.  The immaculate carpets have been protected from new by Mercedes-Benz floor mats and the inner lining to both the hood and hard top are perfect.  All controls and functions are fully operational and the switchgear feels brand new.  Factory specified with rear child seats and seat belts for small people only!  Ergonomically excellent and the ultimate grand tourer.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The six cylinder M104 2799cc engine has four valves per cylinder with twin overhead camshafts producing 193bhp and 270Nm of torque.  A top speed of 140mph and 0-60 in 9.9 seconds is quoted.  The spotless and unaltered engine bay displays factory plates and stickers.  The smoothness and refinement is glorious and suits leisurely and enthusiastic driving alike with both sport and economy transmission modes.  The five speed optimised automatic transmission adapts to the driver and is seamless.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Cast light-alloy wheels in eight-hole design are virtually unmarked with no curb damage and have perfect genuine Mercedes centre caps.  Matching Michelin Pilot Primacy 225/55 R16 are fitted all round and have excellent tread remaining.  The full size spare wheel is housed neatly in the boot area alongside the Mercedes first aid kit, tool roll and warning triangle.  The standard ABS system with fixed calliper disc brakes front and rear offers reassuring stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 25th April 1995 by Mercedes-Benz Main Dealer, Robinsons Autostar of Norwich, just three keepers from new with the previous owning the car since it was just three years old.  Purchased by them in 1999 through the Mercedes-Benz ‘Signature’ used car scheme, the price paid was £32,250.  The mileage of 99,456 is fully verified in the colossal history file with complete documented Main Dealer servicing throughout.  The original service booklet contains 22 Mercedes-Benz dealer stamps, one for every year from the first to present with supplying dealer up to 2010 and Mercedes-Benz of Kings Lynn thereafter.  Furthermore, a huge collection of supporting invoices leave in no doubt the incredible upkeep this treasured example has enjoyed with the most recent entry being in 2016 with less than 1,000 miles covered since.  Every MOT from the initial to present is also present.

Completing the history file is the dealer supplied leather wallet and book packs, three original keys and even the supplying dealer tax disc holder.  An amazing history file befitting of a truly special and cherished R129 SL, firmly a modern classic and fast becoming highly collectable.

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