26th Apr, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

  Lot 63

1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 Elegance Saloon
One owner and 22,000 miles from new

Sold for £9,000

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: M329 VCT
Chassis No: WDB2020282F192922
MOT: May 2023

  • Supplied new by Alexandra Motors Ltd of Grimsby
  • Finished in Bornite (Blackberry) Metallic with Mushroom leather upholstery
  • Service stamps at 1,838, 10,422, 16,175, 19,312 and 21,472 miles
  • Exceptionally well preserved for a twenty-seven year old car, original bookpack, three keys etc

A staple part of the Mercedes-Benz range for the past three decades, the first generation (W202) C-Class entered production in June 1993. The subject of a typically thorough development process, the first prototype began testing during 1989. More spacious and dynamically capable than its 190-series predecessor, the C-Class was powered by a range of four- and six-cylinder engines allied to a manual or automatic transmission. The initial flagship, the C280 featured a 2799cc DOHC straight-six engine which developed some 190bhp and 200lbft of torque. A relaxed performer, it was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds and 140mph. However, most buyers opted for one of the more affordable, smaller capacity four-cylinder models.

Undergoing its pre-delivery inspection on 28th December 1994, chassis WDB2020282F1929222 was supplied new to its sole registered keeper the following month by Alexandra Motors (Mercedes-Benz) Ltd. Finished in the striking and unusual colour of Bornite (Blackberry) Metallic, its generous specification included: an electric sunroof, folding front armrest, rear headrests, electric windows, four-speed automatic transmission and Mushroom leather upholstery. The proud new owner also added a NEC car phone, Gold badging, Pioneer radio / cassette player and the personalised number plate ‘M1 WYC’. Dry stored for a decade, the Saloon passed its most recent MOT test on 18th May 2022 with one advisory: ‘offside front brake pipe corroded, covered in grease or other material’. Starting readily and running well during our recent photography session, ‘M329 VCT’ is the cleanest W202 we have seen in a long time! Surviving first generation C-Class cars are few and far between but one in this condition is rare indeed. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, original book pack and three keys.

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
07855 493737


Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Apr, 2023

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