1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Auto (Pre-Facelift W124)


  • Solid pre face-lift W124 Estate
  • Superb, well preserved Blue Velour with Walnut interior
  • Smart Arctic White paint in good condition
  • Comprehensive history folder

The Appeal

The mid-size Mercedes-Benz 124 series was manufactured from 1984 to 1997, including a facelift in 1993.  The earlier pre facelift cars are thought to have had better rust-proofing and thicker paint than the later cars and have lasted better.  This is an extraordinarily well preserved example that has covered a good number of miles, but you’d never guess without checking the odometer and paperwork.  It remains in outstanding condition, particularly inside, where the blue velour interior fabric shows very little in the way of age or wear. 

With a well earned reputation for reliability and longevity we think this rock solid 300TE is a fine example and will prove just as dependable for many years to come. 

History and Paperwork

  • Built in December 1991
  • Sold by Lancaster Europa, Sheffield
  • First owner from 1991 to 1999, at 56,000 miles
  • Second owner, a doctor from 1999-2015, purchase invoice on file
  • Last private owner purchased in 2021
  • V5c in last private owner’s name
  • Invoices for Services carried out, mainly by Lancaster Mercedes
  • MoT valid to February 2024
  • Old MoTs back to 1998
  • Original Mercedes Data card
  • Original Blaupunkt Verona radio instruction book
  • Full setoff Owner’s manuals in Mercedes wallet
  • No Service book (receipts for services on file)
  • Three page written history by last private owner
  • Mercedes Benz 70th Anniversary grille badge in presentation box

The Interior

  • Exceptional Blue Velour interior
  • Blue Velour seats in superb condition for age with virtually no wear
  • Blue carpet protected by Mercedes wool mats
  • Smart and undamaged burr walnut fascia and console with no cracks and good shine
  • Tidy and unmarked light grey roof lining
  • Working large tilt and slide sunroof
  • Electric windows front and rear
  • All trim and door panels in excellent condition
  • Clear, un-faded gauges all working correctly
  • Leather rimmed steering wheel and gear shift with light wear
  • Mercedes integrated baggage rack fitted from new
  • Capacious boot with under floor storage and tie downs
  • Boot area with blue carpet with minor wear for age
  • Tailgate struts replaced in 2022

The Exterior

  • Tidy and presentable Arctic White paintwork
  • Minor stone chips and scratches
  • All glass and light lenses in great condition 
  • Original Mercedes 15 inch, 15 hole 'gullideckel' light alloy wheels
  • Alloy rims with no curb damage, minor age related lacquer lifting
  • Lightly worn set of Goodyear tyres, fitted in July 2022 @128,300 miles
  • Factory roof rails and bars
  • Front headlights with wash/wipe
  • Smart chromed grille and bonnet emblem with no damage
  • Correct Mercedes badging and exterior trim in good condition

The Mechanics 

  • Mercedes M103 six cylinder 3 litre with Bosch injection
  • Four speed automatic gearbox
  • Good history of regular servicing
  • Last service performed at 127,708 miles
  • New front and rear brake discs, pads, plus handbrake shoes in April 2022
  • Recent replacement battery
  • Clean, solid and corrosion free underside
  • Highly original, clean and tidy engine bay
  • No evidence of fluid leaks
  • Drives beautifully with no isues


If you’re looking for a reliable Estate car that makes real sense, then here it is –useful as a load lugger, comfortable as a limo, and with a well earned reputation for quality and reliability.  Few we see are as well preserved as this; it could easily be mistaken for a 10 year old car!

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1991
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model 300
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 138,653 Miles
  • Engine size 2962
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Horsham
  • Location Sussex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
21 bids
  • citysup•••• £5,600 22/09/23
  • SHORTBA•••• £5,500 22/09/23
  • citysup•••• £5,300 22/09/23
  • culpa_1•••• £5,200 22/09/23
  • SHORTBA•••• £5,100 22/09/23
  • citysup•••• £4,900 22/09/23
  • culpa_1•••• £4,800 22/09/23
  • SHORTBA•••• £4,700 22/09/23
  • culpa_1•••• £4,600 22/09/23
  • SHORTBA•••• £4,400 22/09/23

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