1975 Mercedes 280e W114

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14th of February 2018 at 6:44 PM
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  • VEHICLE DETAILS

    Category
    Model
    280e - W114
    Trans.
    Auto
    Reg. Date
    26-09-1975
    CC
    2796
    Mileage
    77800
    History
    Partial
    Colour
    Blue
    Interior Colour
    Cream
    Interior Trim
    Half Leather
    Chassis #
    11406222107832
    Engine #
    11098122022375
    MOT
    SORN - Exp. 11/2017
    MOT Exempt
    From May 2018
    HPi Clear
    Yes
    LHD or RHD
    RHD UK
    Vehicle Visited
    Yes
    Sale Type
    Private
    Owned
    1.5 Yrs
    Key Feature
    Condition
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AUCTION NOTICE

***Auction Ended – Sold for £5,514.12 including buyer’s premium***

 

Please read the How it Works page for more information and our Terms and Conditions of sale.

 

HISTORY LESSON

This Mercedes 280e is the W114 model and features the larger and more desirable six cylinder engine, compared to the W115 model that has four cylinders.

The W114 was first introduced back in 1968 and is instantly recognisable by the vertical headlights and more boxy design when compared to earlier cars.

Being a 1975 model, this car is the ‘face lift’ version with a lower bonnet line, broader grill and single front bumper.

 

THE CAR & BOB

Bob Frendt has owned this car for nearly 1.5 years after purchasing it from a collector in Ireland back in November 2016.

This is a UK car and was transported to Ireland in 2008 and stayed there until Bob bought it in 2016.

During Bob’s ownership, he has recommissioned the car and actioned basic servicing together with two new front wings (from original old stock).  Bob has stored the car in a dry garage during this time.

Bob is a Mercedes man through and through.  In fact he was wearing most of the the brands clothes when we went to visit him!  However, the time has come for Bob to reduce his collection and this car now has to find a new owner.

 

EXTERIOR


The car has been resprayed at some point in its life and more recently Bob has had the wings sprayed after fitting new ones last year.  The car is in really good condition with no visible signs of any serious rust.

Wheels & Tyres
The car is fitted with its original wheels and has matching blue centre caps.  All wheels and tyres are in good condition as highlighted in the media pack.

Bodywork
All panels are free from parking dents and the shut-lines across the entire car look visibly correct and all doors close evenly.  There is a very slight crease on the NSR door if you look down the panel with reflecting light (it’s very slight – see the video).

Paint
The paint is in good visible condition.  We didn’t use the paint depth gauge on this vehicle due to the fact its been resprayed.  There are a couple of small stone chips on the off-side leading edge of the bonnet.  A small area of visible paint repair on the corner of the OSR wing.  Please see the videos and images to see these defects.

Glass and Trim
Glass and trim are all in good order.

 

INTERIOR


The interior is in amazing original condition.  It really is a lovely place to be as you waft around in comfort.

Seats and Carpets
All seats and carpets are in good condition with no rips or tears.

Dashboard
The dashboard is in original condition.  The radio has been changed, however, Bob has a period correct radio that he tells us was originally supplied with the car.  The new owner can fit this back if required.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
Both are original and in good condition as highlighted in our media pack.

 

MECHANICS & ELECTRICS


I found no issues on the short run I took with Bob.  We drove about 2 miles around a business estate, so we only went to a maximum of 30 mph.

Engine and Gearbox
The car started first go from cold (see video) even through it hadn’t been used for a number of months.  At first the idling was a little rough, however, this cleared on the short run around the business park.  The gear changed below 30mph correctly, of course no other gears were selected on our short run, however, Bob confirms to us there are no issues at any speed.

Suspension and Brakes
No knocks or rattles were observed on the short trip.  I did notice a slight squeaking in the steering.  Bob has confirmed the hydraulic fluid is at the correct level and he thinks it may be due to a dry joint, as the car has had such little use recently.

The Drive
The car is on a SORN, so we couldn’t drive it on the main road, however, we did drive it around a local business park and it went very well. You can see a short clip of the car running , along with some more footage in our “Meet The Owner” video.

Electrics and Other
Bob reports no electrical issues with everything working as it should.

 

HISTORY

This car has covered just 77,000 miles, and is largely substantiated by history supplied by Bob.  Although we can’t guarantee the mileage, we can say the interior and wear on seats and steering wheel does look in line with the mileage of the car.

We have checked the VIN number and it matches the original paperwork; we couldn’t check the engine number on our visit, however, Bob informs us it’s the original engine.

Mileage recorded on HPI check as follows:

77,730 miles recorded on 4 Nov 2016
77,729 miles recorded on 3 Nov 2016
70,416 miles recorded on 18 Mar 2008

 

OUR SUMMARY

This car really wowed us – it’s lovely and looks amazing in the blue with chrome trim.

We didn’t expect to see such a lovely and original 208e; Bob really underplayed the car on the phone to us and has also set a very realistic and low reserve.

If you’re looking for a really good, original and well maintained 280e then this is it; look no further.  It’s certainly one I would like in my collection and be proud to drive and own.

 

WRITER

ADAM PURRIER
This auction listing was written by Adam from information gained from Thomas (owner and seller of the vehicle) and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

If you have any specific questions about the vehicle then please use the comments section below. Thomas will receive a notification and will reply as soon as he can.



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BID HISTORY
UsernameBid AmountDate MadeWinner
markryan£5,202.0009-Mar-2018 20:28:12 
Benjamin£5,001.0009-Mar-2018 20:25:28 
hugh£4,500.0007-Mar-2018 18:09:13 
david1948£4,201.0006-Mar-2018 16:41:22 
hugh£4,000.0002-Mar-2018 10:57:41 
retrogamer1990£3,500.0001-Mar-2018 23:49:58 
Obsession£100.0001-Mar-2018 16:28:46 

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15 Comments on "1975 Mercedes 280e W114"

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Adam
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Car sold to markryan…. nice buy Mark 🙂

zirjiff
Member

Hi Bob.
Does the car have a current MOT and have you sorted out the noise from the steering.
Thanks.

Adam
Admin

Good news everyone… Bob has lowered the reserve to £4,500 so this car is NOW ON SALE. A massive bargain for this beautiful W114 but I’m sure bidding will be strong on the last day tomorrow…

zirjiff
Member

Ok.
This being the w114 and there are plenty of photos of the car but none of the chassis as this area is a major problem. Can i ask if you have any photos of the rear area running down from the coil spring to the jacking point on the inside as this is a major weak spot. Also the front floor riggers which is also a weak spot.

Paul Raybould
Guest

Where can this car be viewed?
Has the squeaky steering issue been resolved yet?

Adam
Admin

Bidding is going well… shows what a good car this one is. I want this car so badly… but no more garages left 🙁

Gary Turner
Guest

Buy more garage space… simple

Adam
Admin

And that’s why you get offered big jobs in other countries 🙂

Gary
Guest

Got me!

Gary Turner
Guest

I’m liking. Cool car. Cheap/non-existent motoring costs if kept nice and a weekend/summer driver. Cheap insurance (c100 GBP), no road tax. A lot of like about this car

Kulraj Salh
Admin

A great cabin to cruise around in, even as a passenger in the back it feels very spacious.

Adam
Admin

Auction is now live… this is a stunning car and certain the new owner will be pleased. As always, say what you think here and let Bob know if you have any questions.

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