1997 Mercedes-Benz C280


First Registered: 21/02/1997

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: W202 C280 Elegance

Colour: Brilliant Silver

Interior:  Grey Cloth


Odometer: 30,999 Miles



1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 Elegance

This superb W202 C280 Elegance has had just one lady owner from new, covered just 30,999 Miles and comes with a Full Service History.

Ordered new from Mercedes Diplomatic and Tourist Sales, Piccadilly in 1995, built in ’96 and delivered February ’97, this C280 was equipped with the largest six-cylinder 2.8-litre straight-six coupled to a four-speed automatic gearbox. The full options list is detailed below but notable extras included climate control, orthopaedic driver’s and passenger’s seats, and rear window roller blind. The original bill of sale indicates the total cost was 68,715 DM.

The Mercedes has full service history to date, comprising of ten services. The first eight were carried out by MB main dealer in Grangemouth (previously John Weir), the last two by one independent. It was last serviced in May 2017 at 30,387 miles. There is a folder of bills/invoices in addition to the stamped service book, plus the original bill of sale, all previous logbooks (V5s) and a folder of previous MoT certificates along with a clear HPI Certificate. All original books/manuals, keys and tools are present with the car.
A new V5 was issued in May 2017 in the name of the owner’s son in law to enable a London parking permit to be obtained.

As the photographs depict, this C-Class is in superb original condition. The bodywork is excellent and the interior is quite simply unmarked and immaculate, commensurate with its mileage and careful ownership. Similarly, it drives perfectly, with the crispness and refinement that you only get with a very low mileage example. The 2.8-litre engine gives the car extremely good performance and refinement that you don’t find on lesser W202s.

Being a later C-Class, this car benefits from the revised engine bay wiring that does not degrade. We have serviced, pressure tested and regassed the air conditioning to ensure it blows ice cold as intended.

Low owner and low mileage Mercedes such as this well-specified C280 are always a pleasure to own and this car is no exception. Tremendous value for money.

Optional Equipment

249 – Anti-dazzle rear view mirror
280 – Leather steering wheel
291 – Passenger air bag
400 – Rear armrest
404 – Orthopaedic front left seat
405 – Orthopaedic front right seat
420 – 4-speed automatic
500 – Exterior folding mirrors
538 – Electric aerial without stereo
540 – Rear roller blind
570 – Front armrest
581 – Automatic climate control
584 – Electric windows
593 – Tinted glass
673 – Higher capacity battery
812 – Rear speakers
955 – Elegance spec