1987 Mercedes-Benz 230TE

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

Far too many W124 es­tates are bat­tered, bruised and shabby, and find­ing one in re­ally good or­der is a tough call th­ese days. Yet this car showed that they’re still out there. Hav­ing had one owner from new was an ini­tial draw, and su­per­strong pa­per­work (ev­ery in­voice is­sued had been re­tained, the auc­tion­eer said) meant that sea­soned ‘Benz fol­low­ers wouldn’t be de­terred by its 192,000 war­ranted miles. The con­di­tion was first rate, with un­marked pan­els, very good paint (bar some touch­ing-in on the off­side load­bay win­dow) and an im­mac­u­late in­te­rior; the boot’s plas­tic tray looked like it had never been used. Some might have be­moaned the fact that it wasn’t a range-top­ping 300 model, but no-one was go­ing to care when the car of­fered was as good as this.

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