1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E (W124)


  • Rare 300E with desirable 3.0 litre engine
  • Well equipped car with great colour scheme 
  • Extensive paperwork folder
  • One owner from 1992 to 2022
  • Relaxing and usable luxury saloon
  • Long MOT to October 2024 

The Appeal

The W124 era Mercedes really can be seen as the marque’s golden child. Stylish, well equipped and with the robust, longevity of a piece of agricultural machinery, whilst still retaining a lavish outward appearance and refined driving experience. The W124 gave Mercedes a reputation and a client list other brands could only dream of and still commands respect as one of the all time great automobile platforms.
With effortlessly classy exterior styling, a well appointed cabin and a variety of impeccable engines on offer, the saloon variant, is perhaps the most revered of the W124s and is seen the world over as a symbol of quality engineering and style.
With just 101k on the clock this 1992 W124 is barely run in by Mercedes standards. In a suave metallic grey over black leather specification, it's an undeniably handsome example that, as denoted by some subtle rear badging, boasts a top tier, 3.0 litre straight six engine. Impressively well presented throughout, in good original form, J274 EFU certainly makes a wonderful case for entry into the world of W124 ownership.

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 20/01/1992
  • Supplied through Mercedes Benz of SG Smith of Croydon
  • Just 4 registered keepers from new
  • As we understand the car was originally bought as a present for the first owner’s wife, who kept the car from 1992 until 2022
  • Accompanied by an impressively sized history file
  • Mercedes book pack present with various manuals and service book present
  • Vast collection of previous MOT certificates dating back into the car’s early life
  • V5 registration document present on the current, correct J274 EFU plate
  • 2 sets of keys with original Mercedes keyring
  • MOT to 13th October 2024 with advisories 

The Condition

  • Exceptionally well presented interior space, in highly original order throughout
  • Incredibly high specification example
  • Specced from the factory in suave black leather with contrasting walnut burl trim
  • Leather upholstery is in truly fine form throughout, still rich in colour and notably lacking in blemishing or signs of excessive wear
  • Impressively comfortable seating front and rear, with the only visible sign of age here being some light patina on the driver's seat bolstering
  • Walnut burl trim is of a great standard throughout, with a high quality glossy shine
  • Four well upholstered leather door panels with wooden trim inserts
  • Factory electric mirrors and windows, all working well
  • Electronically operated factory sunroof, which opens and closes quickly and smoothly
  • Sony radio head unit
  • Interior switchgear is in fine form throughout, still clean with good quality graphics and labelling
  • Well fitting contrasting grey headliner
  • Well sized carpeted boot area, in good clean form, with spare wheel and tool set residing under the carpet floor panel
  • Front and rear foldable arm rests
  • Original Mercedes Benz first aid kit still present
  • Original Mercedes Benz black floor mats
  • Plush black carpeting throughout
  • The vendor informs us 1 of the 4 air vents is a bit temperamental/sticky in function
  • The ‘driver’s door check strap could do with replacing
  • Timeless, suave exterior styling
  • Incredibly classy in its appearance, especially in this factory colourway
  • Finished in a quality, Metallic Pearl Grey with contrasting dark grey “sacco” lower boards
  • Paintwork is of a high standard throughout, with just some minor areas of blemishing in places
  • Some light rust bubbling is making itself known around the rear arches of the car
  • There are also some minor dents around the bodywork, but this is still a wholly presentable, highly original car from an exterior perspective
  • Mercedes “8 hole” alloy wheels reside at all four corners
  • Good quality chrome trim throughout
  • Exterior badging, lights and glass work are of a great quality
  • External plastics are of a great standard
  • Panel gaps appear straight and consistent across the car
  • Original Warning Triangle
  • Electric aerial 

The Mechanics

  • Mated to the a legendary 3.0 litre straight six Mercedes engine
  • Driveline famed for its robustness and overall engineering quality
  • This particular example fires into life quickly and comfortably
  • Engine and surrounding engine bay present in good, clean honest order
  • Factory power steering
  • The vendor reports of a wonderful regal driving experience from the Mercedes, incredibly comfortable but with good power delivery if needed
  • The older alarm system on the car has been disconnected, however those familiar with systems of the era will know that this is probably a good thing
  • The vendor suggests that the speedometer needle is slightly bouncy and there is an instrument cluster bulb out
  • Has recently had a new steering idler arm to rectify an MOT advisory
  • The underside of the car appears to be in clean, solid order


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A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for details. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1992
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model 300 E
  • Colour Grey
  • Odometer 102,000 Miles
  • Engine size 2960
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
9 bids from 8 bidders
  • cp•••• £4,300 29/02/24
  • de•••• £4,000 29/02/24
  • ph•••• £2,500 27/02/24
  • TI•••• £2,100 27/02/24
  • ph•••• £2,000 27/02/24
  • ga•••• £1,600 27/02/24
  • dr•••• £1,500 23/02/24
  • Ra•••• £1,300 23/02/24
  • ro•••• £1,200 22/02/24
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