W123 280CE Pillarless coupe - 1983


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Sep 26, 2007
North Yorkshire
1983 280CE /W124 E220
Mercedes W123 Pillarless Coupe 280CE £3250 or near offers.

Location - Harrogate.

1983 Y registration

151000 miles

MOT - Mid Jan 2012

Tax -End October 2011

Signal Red (568)
Cream Leather (255)
Automatic transmission
ABS - quite a rarity.
Alloy wheels - Bundt baroque style 14”
4 x electric windows - all functioning correctly
Electric sliding sunroof
Headlamp wash/wipe
Front and rear headrests
Remote control drivers mirror/electric passenger mirror
Central locking (With remote control)
Rear seatbelts

I have owned this car for approximately four years and it’s a bit of a ‘wrench’ to be selling it. Essentially I just fancy a different project for a change.

The car is in very good condition and requires no work. I don’t really think it’ll ever be a concours winner though. The body is very tidy and solid. A really close inspection will reveal a few tiny blemishes - the odd tiny scratch here and there and a couple of touched in stonechips.

The interior is in good condition with no major flaws other than age related wear to the front seats. The driver’s seat has a small nick/wear patch on the side bolster and there are a few other little marks.

The bumpers are in good condition with no rot to the rear corners that can often be found on these cars. The chrome around the windows is good from a few feet away but does have some scratches.

The car is leak-free thanks to new seals (there used to be a drip from the front screen before it was replaced) and it always starts first time and runs very well. The steering is as good as a W123 ever gets and the brakes are also good.

I have also have an extensive photo record of this car which shows that the car has been extensively Waxoyled in the past - I have re-treated the Waxoyl subsequently.

The most recent service was a major one with brakes, oil, coolant, transmission filter and fluid, ignition leads, plugs, distributor cap and arm all being attended to.

All MOT certificates present
Service history present 1 full book and a supplementary book.
All receipts present except for first five years when the car was in company ownership - presume receipts kept for accounting purposes.

Service History

Date /Mileage / Carried out by /Notes

5 May 1983 747 Normand (City of London) Mercedes Benz
11 Nov 1983 5812 Normand (City of London) Mercedes Benz
29 Dec 1983 11818 Normand (City of London) Mercedes Benz
9 May 1984 17506 Normand (City of London) Mercedes Benz
13 Sept 1984 23742 Normand (City of London) Mercedes Benz
14 Feb 1985 29568 Normand (City of London) Mercedes Benz
16 July 1985 35987 Normand (City of London) Mercedes Benz
18 Dec 1985 42415 Bradshaw Webb (Chelsea) Mercedes Benz
No date written 48415 Bradshaw Webb (Chelsea) Mercedes Benz
16 Oct 1986 54817 Bradshaw Webb (Chelsea) Mercedes Benz
6 April 1987 59723 Bradshaw Webb (Chelsea) Mercedes Benz
26 Oct 1987 67413 Bradshaw Webb (Chelsea) Mercedes Benz
9 May 1988 73895 Bradshaw Webb (Chelsea) Mercedes Benz
4 Jan 1989 78622 William Green Autos (Farnborough)
12 Nov 1990 84132 Sunningdale Carriage Co (Ascot) Mercedes Benz
16 Nov 1993 90056 Sunningdale Carriage Co (Ascot) Mercedes Benz
4 April 1995 96563 Sunningdale Carriage Co (Ascot) Mercedes Benz
16 June 1997 102151 Sunningdale Carriage Co (Ascot) Mercedes Benz
28 Jan 2000 108141 Sunningdale Carriage Co (Ascot) Mercedes Benz
23 Oct 2001 114366 John Haynes Autos (Worthing) Mercedes
2 Feb 2004 121266 Boxer Motor Works Mercedes Specialists
16 Jan 2006 129643 Oliver Engineering (London)
14 Nov 2007 134012 ADP Automotive (Harrogate) German Specialists
16 Dec 2008 139481 ADP Automotive (Harrogate) German Specialists
12 Jan 2010 144932 ADP Automotive (Harrogate) German Specialists
4 Jan 2011 148619 David Howell (Mantasport) Harrogate

Other work carried out in my ownership;

New fuel pump and filter Sept 2010
New radiator, water pump, thermostat. 2010
New windscreen seal Nov 2010
New side window seals 2008
Electric remote central locking with indicator flash
Bottom ball joints 2009
Waxoyl re-applied 2009 / 2011
Rear brake discs 2008
Front brake discs Jan 2010
New rear screen seal Aug 2011

Other bits

Front seat locks fully functioning - a common failure and MOT fail
Car has been painted in the past (1994) due to paint fade according to a previous owner - receipt from Mercedes Benz bodyshop for this work.
HPI check from a few years ago.
Leather is a little tired with some rubbing on drivers bolster.
Comes with some spare parts if the right price is agreed - rear screen, mirrors, grille, seatbelts and a few other bits.

More photos are here - Mercedes W123 280CE pillarless coupe 1983 pictures by levismerc - Photobucket


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1983 280CE /W124 E220
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