1974 Mercedes-Benz 230 Limousine *WITHDRAWNNo Reserve

Mercedes-Benz 230 Limousine *WITHDRAWN*

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DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUCTION

The name Limousine or Limo, as they are popularly known, originated from the Limousin region in central France from a type of hood worn by the population that resembled the covering for a carriage. Later, it was known as the cover for the driver on an automobile, while today, it is known as a luxury vehicle that has a longer frame and wheelbase to accommodate more space behind the driver, at times more than is needed. There are also models that are stretched to accommodate further passengers and include a further seating arrangement behind the driver. These seats face forward and may be folded in the down (and out of the way) position. In general limousines have either six or eight seats - the Mercedes-Benz 230 being one of these. The W114/W115 models were the first post-war Mercedes-Benz production car to use a newly engineered chassis, not derived from preceding models. The new chassis format of semi-trailing rear arms and balljoint front end would be used in all new Mercedes passenger car models until the development of the multi-link rear suspensions of the 1980’s.
Originally registered on 1st May 1974, this W114 Limousine is finished in white with tan leather interior. The bodywork is in good order throughout, the interior, finished in tan leather, is particularly smart but for a tear in the driver’s seat. The middle (jump) seat folds away easily to leave enormous legroom for the rear passengers. Ample chromework adorns this example and again this is in good order. Owned as part of a significant private collection, the car has been continually maintained and dry stored when not in use and subject to a recent engine rebuild. Power is delivered by the 2292cc six-cylinder petrol engine and the car is described by the vendor as driving well. This 230 Limousine is offered for sale with a V5C registration document and we think given recent W114 limousine prices achieved by Historics, very good value indeed.
Guide £6,000 - £11,000
 
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Reference Number 624989

as of 9/30/2020

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Lot 211

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Car 1974 Mercedes-Benz 230 Limousine *WITHDRAWN
VIN 11401722205588 
Registration VHM 561M 
Mileage 63,000 miles 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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