1981 Mercedes 280CE - Euro Model - 4 spd manual - ABS - Fully Prepared

1981 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
Trim: Coupe
Year: 1981
Mileage: 117,000
VIN: 00000000000000000
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Burlingame, California, United States
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz 280CE European Model Orient Red(501) with Biege MB Tex(135) 4-speed manual gearbox VIN: WDB123053-10-022930 Euro model imported to California in 1984. Manual windows. No AC. no sunroof M110 2. 8 liter Euro spec twin-cam six with approx. 180 HP. In the United States during the early '80s gasoline 123 coupe buyers were constrained to the highly optioned. heavy and fairly anemic US specification 280CE. However. the European market had access to a 123 coupe that would simply run circles around our US models. The sporting European customer could order a low optioned 280CE that would produce fully 25% more horsepower. and weigh close to 350 lbs less than our US models. This type of European 123 coupe was a very lively personal sports coupe and the specification of the car described below. Our 1981 280CE was imported to California circa 1984 and was thankfully never damaged and never altered from it's original specification aside from the basic EPA requirements. A Euro 280CE fitted with a manual gearbox is virtually non-existent in the US - this is the first one we've been able to buy in 23 years - and as is the case with any Euro model from this era. they are impossible to find in unmolested condition. Our CE was purchased by its second owner in 1984 and has spent the last 30 years in Sonoma. CA. Full handbooks. early service stamps from Germany and 18 service repair orders from its US service facility Excellent largely original interior Excellent structure with zero rust. Excellent dash pad Door/deck lid/fender bolts never disturbed Exceptionally clean engine bay and undercarriage - 117k milesMB DATA: 466 - Central Locking 470 - Fan Clutch531 - Automatic antenna 640 - 15 hole light alloy wheels 254 - Becker Europa Cassette w/stereo 812 - Stereo rear speakers w/fader ABS BrakesOur massive preparation included: Massive service just completed - All new side moldings - Fresh engine/trans mounts - Restored wheels - New correct Becker Europa radio - Restored wood - New roof rail seals - Excellent street quality paint and coachwork The lightest and most powerful factory 123 money can buy. An extremely rare car in the US Call Roy Spencer @ 650-343-7980 for more details. Global shipping gladly arranged. this car can be inspected at our facility in Burlingame. CA - 5 minutes from SFO. Pre-purchase inspections available locally. Have a look at our comprehensive photo essay below.