Anyone interested in swapping a GTIR for a 280CE?


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Just testing the water with this one, interested in swapping this for a Pulsar GTIR. Don't really know if any of you are into these cars but I figured it was worth a shot..

Mercedes Benz W123 280CE in Cypress Green (beautiful rare color).

160k miles(breaking in mileage for mercs of this era)
Fully stamped service history carried out approx every 10,000 miles from date of purchase and some additional receipts
Car drives excellent with no noises or issues.
Was told that gearbox had been reconditioned for peace of mind from previous owner however no receipt to confirm
New Mercedes OEM Window and Door seals (boy this wasn't cheap)
Will be offered with fresh MOT
Wool Velour interior and other optional extras

I bought the car about a year ago with ambitions of restoring it and then planting a c43 AMG engine and transmission in to it. After some research, i found that there were only 25 left on road and felt it would be a shame to move away from it's originality.

The car had some minor corrosion in some places due to draining lines being clogged up which is why I decided to invest in restoring and respraying all the body work from top and bottom. Currently at body shop undergoing full body restoration and respray back to original color. The guys carrying out the work specialize in restoring classic cars. All the work being carried out has been fully paid for. I am happy to take any interested parties to the body shop to view car, see the quality of work being carried out and confirm payments have been made in full to body shop.

There are only 25 odd left on UK roads. There is only one for sale on ebay asking £17,000. Prices are only going one way with these. The 280CE's (with m110 engines) are much more spartan in performance and are demanding higher premiums. With 185bhp, they were considerably more powerful than the Porsche 911 (standard 911 producing 165bhp and the 911S produced 175bhp of the same era. Of course, this is nothing compared to your Pulsar GTIR's, but uno, some of us get old and want to slow down in life and cruise in style. This is the perfect car for that! On the long term, your money is definitely going to be safe in this one. Some consider the W123 the best Mercedes automobiles ever built.

This listing is for the car with full body restored, freshly resprayed and assembled back together. All parts present. I also have rare period correct Fondmetal mesh alloys for this car, brand new H&R springs, brand new K&N Air Filter and brand new Mercedes OEM window and door rubber seals which will be fitted with restoration work currently being carried out.

Bad bits:

> The car has been off road for a few years now so would recommend a service and quick going over. Starts and drives fine otherwise.

> Interior is rough. Attention will be required on interior to match restored exterior. I have a pair of Recaro Classic C seats which are worth in excess of £2k. Willing to throw these in for the right car.

I appreciate that the car is still currently being worked on so this is not your average swap proposal. I am flexible and happy to work with you and your requirements. Just ask if there is any other relevant information you need.

Pics to follow.
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thats a cool car
Thanks buddy. I don't think the pics do it any justice atm. The final product on offer is much more different haha.

Not really had any interest in it yet. I might complete restoration myself and then put it back on the market..

Spoke to body shop guys, he says he's aiming for March next year to have it fully assembled back together.

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