MERCEDES-BENZ W124 230TE ESTATE - 1990 - 130k for sale

2018 Jul 25
£ 1,200

Overview

A LOVELY ROLLING RESTORATION PROJECT FOR SOMEONE. What can I say... I had been looking for one of these for a long time, especially in black, especially the older pre-facelift model. When this one came up I fell in love and bought it unseen, popped on the train to get it and drove it back. Its a lovely old bus and has a lot going for it, its low mileage for its age 130k, has a good service history up until around 88k miles, it has mot until february 2019, and it starts up well and drives good. Its a manual, which means its very good fun doing hillstarts and also does better on fuel than an auto, around 35mpg on a run. Its interior is reasonably clean but again not perfect, and although there is some rust, there isn`t a massive amount. The cills to my untrained eye look and sound fine, but one of the inward jacking points is corroded. the mot history tells you that quite a lot has been replaced on the car, and certainly there is evidence of lots of work having been done. The body work is not perfect, but could be made very presentable with relatively little effort, there are a few little dinks here and the famous scabby front wings are there too. One of the bearings is noisy on the clutch which is new, as are the accumulator spheres it’s also had some new propshaft donuts and a new front section of the exhaust. One electric window does not work and one other slips off its runner, the electric sunroof window switch is broken although the motor does run. All in all, the car is in daily use and is running nicely now, I have spent the asking price on it in my ownership.

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