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Emerald Motor Company

306-310 Burgess Road, Swaythling, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 3BJ

Tel: 023 80550700
Mob: 07940 703702
Email: enquiries@emeraldmotorcompany.com

VAT number: 944 4802 14
Company number 6665969

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£6,990Mercedes-Benz 230E W123 - 1981/X Reg - P/X or Swap WHY

  • Year 1981
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Fuel Petrol
  • Mileage 79,800
  • Body style

Mercedes W123 230e. MOT till May 2020. The story of this lovely ole Mercedes goes as follows . . . Delivered brand new to Mr Bernard Russell of Warminster who kept it till 1990, when he sold it to Mr Graham Harris who drove it for a few years and was then unable to drive. So this Mercedes was then put away in his garage until 2015 where it was discovered by a builder doing work on the house. He purchased for his wife to drive around in. It was recommissioned and put back on the road and driven by her as an everyday driver until now. I took it in part exchange. The body work although solid, had a couple of imperfections and marks. I sent it off to our paint shop who stripped it back and got carried away. We ended up removing the glass, lights, brightwork and bumpers etc and gave it a full respray and then baked in an oven to a very high standard. The interior is original and like new and the mechanics are spot on.

In short all the hard work is done and it should give pleasure for another 40 years. We have just serviced it and all you have to do is turn the key and drive. She appears to be fitted with the original radio. Has power steering and working central locking. This really is one of the nicest examples available for sale. We don't have much in the way of service history but have plenty of old MOTs etc. Also we have shown the registration plate so feel free to do any checks you wish too.

We are happy to take part exchange or may even swap with modern, classic or campers


  • Engine power bhp
  • Engine size 2,299 cc


  • No. of doors 4
  • No. of seats 5


From the first phone call to driving away in my new car it was a hassle (and stress) free experience. We were very impressed with the customer service from Chris and his team. D Murtagh
Fantastic car, friendly helpful staff, will definitely be back!! J Mealing
The knowledgeable and honest sales staff at Emerald Motors made our latest car purchase an enjoyable endeavour Mrs C Barnes
Thanks to Chris and his staff for all their help. We absolutely love our new car!! Mr and Mrs Webber
The sign over the office door says ‘no pressure friendly sales’ – and its true! Mark Williams
I would recommend Emerald Motor Company without hesitation and it will be the first place we look when we’re ready for another car. The sales staff were all extremely helpful and the cars were presented beautifully. John and Valerie Beaumont
I thought buying a first car for my daughter would be a nightmare but the guys at Emerald Motor Company were so helpful I actually enjoyed the experience! Thanks to Chris and Co. John Phillips
The car was exactly as described on the website and over the phone, we will be recommending Emerald to all our friends. The Trent Family
This is the second car I’ve bought from Emerald Motor Company and I’m just as happy with it as I was with the first. See you again in a few years! Kay Winters
Professional and courteous staff who really went the extra mile for us, great selection of cars too. Martin Jones
You were polite and courteous to us when we called in to view the vehicle and there was no pressure at all on your part. You allowed us to take the vehicle for an extended test drive to enable us to make a reasoned decision on whether we liked the vehicle. The vehicle is a fine car to drive, very responsive and economical too. A very clean, nice and tidy motor. So far, we are extremely pleased with our purchase and are likely to return in the future. Ian Elvin
If like me you find second dealers hard to trust then your worries are over with emerald motors. Chris the owner is a man who doesn't go the extra mile for you but goes two more just to make sure you have totally peace of mind...really in all my dealing over the decades with car buying none can compare in what he did to make the whole buying experience as secure and trouble free as possible. It is with great pleasure I can write a very positive experience with Chris and would highly recommend him to anyone who needs peace of mind. M. Manklow