1994 Mercedes-Benz W124 E280


  • Smart and well preserved E280 
  • Just two registered keepers
  • Long MOT to October 2024 with no advisories 
  • Well specified and presented W124 

The Appeal 

The W124 is often considered to be the last of the ‘engineering-led’ Mercedes-Benz, a car built to exacting standards and crisply styled by Bruno Sacco. 
Of the innumerable engine options available to buyers, the smooth and powerful 190bhp 2.8litre straight six seems perfectly suited to the W124’s effortless vibe. These were popular cars whose build quality makes survivors common, but few quite like this E280. 
The appealing colour combination and high specification are merely the starting point for what is clearly a well kept car. It has had just two registered keepers - the first to 2023. In August 2023 Mercedes-Benz undertook a major service that also covered flushing and replacing all fluids including brakes, transmission and engine. New shock absorbers were fitted all round, brake hoses replaced and a new battery installed. 
This is a very smart W124 that comes to market with the reassurance of all that work and a long, advisory-free MOT. This is one for the discerning collector. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 2nd September 1994
  • Two registered keepers 
  • First keeper retained car to 1st August 2023
  • Previously registered on plate H15OLN where some history is still recorded
  • Motorcheck data report by Mercedes-Benz dealer on 31st July 2023 shows no issues
  • Original order form showing a/c, alarm, radio and phone kit fitted by dealer 
  • Factory built in August 1994 with optional burr walnut root veneers and cream MB Tex interior
  • Factory handbooks and radio manual 
  • August 2023 £1,366 invoice from Mercedes-Benz covering the work detailed below 
  • MOT to 16th October 2024 with no advisories and 123,570 miles showing on test 
  • Now showing 123,643 miles
Maintenance by Mercedes-Benz main dealer on 18th August 2023: 
  • New battery 
  • Brake hoses replaced
  • All four shock absorbers replaced
  • Transmission fluid flushed and replaced
  • Coolant system flushed and replaced
  • Brake system flushed and replaced

The Condition

  • Handsome Midnight Blue (904U) paintwork
  • Paintwork presents well with no visible scuffs or marks 
  • Bodywork in good order with straight panels and no visible corrosion 
  • Factory 8 hole 15in alloy wheels showing few marks 
  • Quality Michelin tyres in good condition with plenty of tread 
  • Spacesaver spare wheel in boot with tool roll 
  • Underside in good order with structural advisories to note on MOT
  • Well specified interior with MB Tex cream beige seats showing little wear
  • Optional burr walnut root veneers across console and doors and well kept 
  • Factory fitted with rear headrests and large steel sliding electric sunroof 

The Mechanics 

  • M104 2,799cc straight six fuel injected engine developing 190bhp 
  • 4spd 4G-TRONIC automatic gearbox with sequential shift options 
  • Recent major service and fluids flush in August 2023
  • Shock absorbers and brake hoses recently replaced 
  • No reported running or driving issues 

Recent work carried out incudes:

  • Battery 
  • Air Filter 
  • Spark Plugs 
  • Fuel Filter 
  • Engine Oil & Filter 
  • Engine Coolant 
  • Gearbox Oil & Filter 
  • Brake Fluid Front & Rear Brake Pads/ Discs 
  • Front & Rear Brake Hoses/ Retaining Springs 
  • Front & Rear Shock Absorbers 
  • Steering Shock Absorber 
  • Wiper Blade 
  • Thermostat 
  • Water Pump 
  • OVP Relay 
  • V-Belt 
  • Fuses 
  • Model Badge 
  • Sun-visor Clips 
  • Fuel Cap 
  • Boot Stops 
  • Door Sill Trims 
  • Newly Refurbished 8-Hole Alloy Wheels 
  • Michelin Primacy 4 S1 Tyres 
  • Headlight Lens 
  • Rear Window Regulators 
  • Front ABS Sensors 
  • ABS Control Unit 
  • Passenger Door Lock 
  • Bonnet Insulation 
  • Blaupunkt Madrid 200 Bluetooth Radio 4 x ESX QE120 Speakers 
  • New Velour Mats From Germany 
  • Upgraded Headlamp Bulbs 
  • Rear Bumper Insert 
  • Front Wings Both Sides
  • Boot and Bumpers Repainted Underside Cleaned
  • Treated and Coated with Lanoguard 
  • Fully Detailed Inside and Out


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If the seller is registered as a private seller, consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not apply. Car & Classic’s return policy applies. 
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 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 1994
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model E Class
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 123,643 Miles
  • Engine size 2799
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Hadleigh
  • Location Essex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
24 bids
  • Se•••• £5,200 04/04/24
  • Ma•••• £5,100 04/04/24
  • Se•••• £5,000 04/04/24
  • Ma•••• £4,900 04/04/24
  • Se•••• £4,800 04/04/24
  • Ma•••• £4,700 04/04/24
  • Se•••• £4,600 04/04/24
  • Ma•••• £4,500 04/04/24
  • Se•••• £4,400 04/04/24
  • Ma•••• £4,300 04/04/24
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