2k: Market Reference: 1981 Mercedes-Benz 280E W123

The W123 generation Mercedes E-Class is a well depreciated modern classic that can be driven around without involving the jealousy of others or torching your pocket book. The average Joe will not mistake the W123 for anything built in the last few decades and assume you are rich, and gear heads will applaud your willingness to drive something slow and classy.  The gavel has already hit the block on today’s 1981 Mercedes-Benz 280E W123 at $2,000 via ebay (in Bronxville, NY) and we feature it for the market reference point.

This W123 (vin WDBAA33A6BB094205) was offered as an original owner well maintained survivor car with only 90k miles on the odometer.  Even though it has been off the road for the past 18 months, it would be reasonable to expect a much higher sale price, so the single bidder one this car got a great deal…probably a good chance it will show back up on ebay in the near future with new pics and more exposure.

The 280E is powered by a 2.8 liter version of the M110 that makes 140 horsepower and 145 ft-lbs of torque, numbers 40 hp down from the less emissions compromised European version.

As expected, this one is equipped with an automatic transmission, but they were available with a 4 speed.

See this car pop back up for sale at a much higher price? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com