1973 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

280E/8 W114

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Country VAT 
    AT
  • Lot number 
    3
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • FIA Papers 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original Condition
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Mercedes-Benz W114 and W115 models are a series of Saloons and Coupés built from 1968 to 1976. W114 models had six-cylinder engines and were sold as the 230, 250, and 280, while W115 models had four-cylinder engines and were marketed as the 200, 220, 230, and 240. All were styled by Paul Bracq.
The W114/W115 models were the first post-war Mercedes-Benz production car to use a newly engineered chassis format of semi-trailing rear arms and ball-joint front end. Mercedes introduced the Coupé in 1969, with a 2.5 or 2.8 liter six-cylinder engine, and the pillarless design allowed all the windows to be lowered completely for open air motoring. Only 67,048 Coupés were built, and 1,852,008 saloons. The W114 received a facelift in 1973, with a lower bonnet-line, lower and broader grill, a single front bumper, and lower headlights, removal of the front quarter-lights, ribbed tail lights, and larger side mirrors. The interior received inertia reel belts and a new padded steering wheel.
This is a 1973 Mercedes Benz 280E 4 door saloon. Finished in a striking Red and white color combination. Displaying 5879 kilometers on the clock. It has been stated that the car has been stored in a Swiss Collection for many years before being purchased by a German Collector prior to being purchased by its current Austrian owner. The car is said to be in very nice condition. An excellent and solid built Mercedes Benz from the 70’s.