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1984 Mercedes 230E
102,000 Miles
Timewarp Condition
Appreciating Classic

A563 THX was registered on the 1st May 1984

The W123
These cars were made during the best years of MB and are vastly superior to the poor
build quality of the later models that replaced it. They were truly over-developed
which is why they commanded such high prices when new. To this end they were very
much cost prohibitive and retained remarkable residual values over the years gone by,
now they are starting to rise again as there is simply put," nothing like it ". In
fact its a miracle that Mercedes actually managed to manufacture it all with a margin
of profit such are the high levels of engineering, quality materials and detail present
in putting it all together.
Certainly could not be done now mainly as these materials and processes are no longer
employed in the mass production car business.

Condition - As good as you could ever hope to find
Unique among W123s, this example does not appear to have ever experienced neglect. The
condition of this car is in many areas like factory new, with nothing changed from the
standard specification. An original survivor, his particular example is among the best
left with an incredibly appealing ambience.


This 230E presents like a 30,000 mile, 5 year old car that has been well looked after.
Light and airy quality fabric seats, the door cards, dashboard inlays and carpets present
like new.
Immaculate unmarked paint throughout shines with no areas that let it down
when examined closely, it's totally solid and corrosion free. The interior is like new,
I can't imagine it would have looked any different back in 1984. The passenger seat and
rear seats have virtually never been sat in and the driver seat is free from any wear
marks too. The boot, tools, etc. are all in amazing condition, everything you look at is
perfect - lift a floor mat and there's a pristine clean bone dry perfect deep pile carpet,
lift the boot floor and the spare alloy is like new, lift the bonnet and you'll spit out
your coffee in astonishment at how well preserved everything is.

The underside is solid and I could not identify any historic corrosion, completely free
of fluid leaks, almost unprecedented in my experience for a car of this vintage
that hasn't benefited from a nut and bolt restoration. The interior has a wonderful aroma
of gentle patination, no hint of mold or damp that so often tarnishes the interiors of
elderly luxury cars.
All chrome is excellent with no pitting and all rubber trims around the glass are in
great order with zero splits or cracks. Being the base model 200 it has manually operated
windows and driver mirror, the passenger mirror and sunroof are both electric and in
perfect working order.
The engine bay is truly immaculate and amongst the best we have seen, it looks much like
it must have done when it was new.

There is virtually nothing that can go wrong with these cars in this spec and with such a
low mileage, the engine is fantastic, starts first time every time. The operation of the
gears and auto box are seamless, the suspension, which recently benefitted from new shocks
and springs, is like driving on air, soft and supple and has real grace. The steering so
fluid and precise a pleasure to use. The immaculate bottle top alloys set the look off
well, the tyres are all recent too.

The current MoT expires August 2024 and there are zero advisory items to note. The MoT
history is really quite astonishing, mostly advisory free aside some silly items like bulbs
and brake fluid top ups, feel free to check this yourself, the reg is A563 THX.
Next year it will enjoy MoT and road tax exemption and it'll also be exempt from ULEZ
charges too.

There is a file of recent paperwork present with every historic MoT certificate since the first
issued in 1987 at 19k miles to present in 2023. The file includes all the historic tax
discs too.

Ready to be used and enjoyed. The 200 utilizes the 4 cylinder carburetor engine
that can do no wrong, time proven to be more reliable than the larger fuel
injected engines. The auto gearbox does the job well with perfect
ratios and the car is at ease with either city country or highway driving,
and it gets along the road returning respectable fuel consumption
along the way. One of the most reliable Mercedes engines ever made capable
of a million miles without overhaul.

Investing your money in this model is a safe prospect. The build quality and
craftsmanship on these era of Benz will never be seen again, truly an over
engineered feel everywhere and is the stuff that the Mercedes legend has been
built on.

Other Info
V5 registration document
MoT August 2024 - No advises
5 Previous keepers
Owners manuals
All previous MoT's & tax discs
2 keys
Spare alloy with good tyre
Warning triangle
HPI clear

Part exchanges considered
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the 1970s onward and we have a unique marketing strategy that is time proven. Remove the hassle from
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two different sales options detailed below.

Outright purchase
The most direct approach to sell your car. We will inspect the vehicle and carry out a data and
history check. A price can then be agreed based on the current market value and overall condition.
The funds will then be securely transferred to your designated bank account.

Commission based sale
This option achieves the best possible price for your car and removes the hassle of having to prepare
and advertise, arrange viewings and organise payment with potential buyers. You can also rest assured
that your car will be pampered and kept in safe hands during the process if storage is required.

We will inspect the car and carry out a history and data check. We'll have an open discussion with you
about the valuation of the car and together decide on a realistic sale price. At this point we might
also suggest additional work which would enable you to achieve the maximum price for the vehicle, for
example, professional detailing, wheel refurbishment, servicing, paintwork correction and other
specialist reconditioning services often without having to book in and wait. We will get the best
price for your car. All classics welcome.
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