Mercedes-Benz 230C/280CE Coupe
1977-1985, 18675 produced.
Coupe,2 doors,5 seats(Hardtop)
Mercedes its graceful 250CE/280CE coupes with equally attractive 230C and 280CE models in 1977. Both cars were based on a shortened W123 saloon platform and shared a common coupe body which looked very elegant and understated. Once again the side-windows had pillar-less glass and there was plenty of room (by coupe standards) for three rear passengers.
The 230C used a 2307cc, four cylinder engine which produced around 109bhp. 280CE Coupes had a 2746cc straight six engine which produced an impressive 125mph top-speed. The 230C Coupe was only sold in the UK from 1977-1980 and provided the entry model to this two car range, the 280CE continued to sell in the UK until 1985.
|2746cc||S6 DOHC||Mercedes S6|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|98 mph||14.2 s||18 mpg||230C|
|Publication||Classic Cars September 2003|
|Our Cars - 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre-Phil Bell. 1985 Fiat 124 Spider-Ben Field. 1972 Fiat 130 Saloon-Martin Buckley. 1969 Triumph Vitesse, 1967 Jaguar 420-Malcolm McKay.|
Merc to Monte-Carlo
|Publication||Classic Cars May 2002|
|Merc to Monte-Carlo - Experience 500 miles in three days: crossing the Alps in a Mercedes-Benz 280SL 'Pagoda' from Stuttgart to Monaco.|
Classic Cars February 2002 pg 58
|Publication||Classic Cars February 2002|
|Aston Martin V8 Volante vs Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet. All other cars suffer punishing depreciation on their way to secondhand bargain status, but these two convertibles have never really fallen out of the desirability tree.|
The young ones
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car September 2009|
|The young ones- Martin Buckley investigates a new innovation in old cars from Mercedes, as it cashes in on the burgeoning 'Youngtimer' movement.|
Staff Classics - Drivers Diaries - 1972 MG Midget, 1984 Mercedes 230TE, Andrew Noakes.
|Publication||Classics May 2004|
|Staff Classics - Drivers Diaries - 1972 MG Midget, 1984 Mercedes 230TE, Andrew Noakes.|