A car with tremendous potential. This 280CE is a very original example with just 42k miles from new.
Finished in Astral Silver with dark blue cloth interior, it is equipped with an automatic gearbox, electric windows and sunroof, along with its original ‘dealer fit’ stereo.
Supplied new by Eyebury Motors of Eye, near Peterborough, it appears to have been in the hands of the same family for most of its life and remained in that area of the country. And it has evidently been garaged for most of its life.
All original books and manuals come with the car along with a folder of history. HPI clear with certificate. A new exhaust system has just been fitted and the MoT is 12 months.
Aside from being repainted once this 280ce is completely original. The underside is superb with no corrosion. As the photographs show the exterior is extremely clean with superb brightwork.
The interior is exceptional with none of the wear or fading these cars suffer from.
On the road this has to be the best 280CE we have driven. Thanks to the very low mileage it still drives like new – quiet, refined and taut. The engine is quiet with perfect oil pressure and temperature readings.
So, with such an original low mileage basis this car has real potential to be one of the best coupés out there. Further attention to a few areas of the paint would be worthwhile to make it immaculate, and, rather inexplicably, someone has fitted a manual window regulator to the driver’s door instead of repairing or replacing the electric motor.
We see so many cases where huge sums of money are thrown at the wrong cars, whereas this 280CE is the perfect basis to improve into something very special.
For a start it’s the top-engine in a coupé with great colours. It has a very low mileage with a good history. The body, usually the downfall of these pretty cars, is excellent and free from corrosion underneath. The interior is superb and it drives exactly as they should.
A fantastic opportunity.