NO RESERVE - 1993 Mercedes-Benz 320CE Automatic (W124)

Highlights


  • Top of the range 217bhp Coupe
  • Mercedes 5 speed Automatic gearbox
  • Family owned since 1996

The Appeal


Produced between 1992 and 1994, the W124 model 320CE was built in limited numbers in the traditional manner of classic Mercedes-Benz coupes and convertibles, being the very best specified and most luxuriously equipped model in the range. Outwardly similar to its smaller engined siblings, the 320CE was powered by the 3,199cc, Type M104, 24-valve, twin overhead-camshaft six producing 217bhp, good enough for a top speed in excess of 145mph in the case of the manual transmission version, with the automatic not far behind. Used by the Seller for longer trips to the South of France and the West Country it has been in their family since 1996 as a second car. Reported to be running well it is now being offered for sale as it has not been driven much recently, in fact it has covered only 9 miles since its MoT in may this year.




History and Paperwork


  • Supplied by Lancaster Mercedes in August 1993
  • Just 3 Owners, 2 in same family since 1996
  • V5c changed to Seller’s name in July 2022
  • Invoices from HRE Mercedes Specialists, London for Servicing and Maintenance
  • Other invoices for repairs back to 2015 on file
  • DVLA MoT history back to 2005 at 106,526 miles
  • Passed most recent MoT May 2022 with no advisories
  • MoT valid until 26th May 2023




The Interior


  • Cream Beige leather interior in useable condition
  • Seats in good condition with wear commensurate with age
  • Tidy Beige carpets would benefit from a good clean
  • Clean roof lining with power sunroof
  • Smart wood veneer in good condition
  • Dash and instruments in clean condition
  • Steering wheel shows light wear
  • Some small areas of damage around centre console
  • Kenwood Audio system with boot mounted 5 CD changer and Rockford Fosgate A200a4 Amplifier
  • Seller notes that electric aerial currently not working
  • Electric windows, Cruise Control, Climate Control
  • Boot area clean with some marks to carpet, spare wheel and tools present
  • Overall good condition with small areas of damage that could be rectified




The Exterior 


  • Black Pearl metallic paint
  • Paint shows some wear and damage, with scratches on boot and bonnet, sun and bird dropping damage and areas of blistering around wheel arches and on driver’s door
  • Consistent shut lines
  • All glass and lenses in acceptable condition, rear window shows some age related moisture ingress
  • Some damage to window trim on drivers door
  • Mercedes 8-Hole Star design 15 inch alloy wheels all with age related wear and curb damage to rims
  • Falken Ziex tyres on front, Continental tyres on rear all part worn
  • Plastic bumpers show scuff marks and some fading
  • Correct badging and front grille in good condition
  • Street parked in London, so shows expected marks and wear to paintwork




The Mechanics 


  • Twin Overhead Cam 24 valve six cylinder reported to run well
  • Mercedes 5 Speed automatic changes smoothly
  • Underside appears solid and corrosion free
  • Presentable engine bay with evidence of new parts
  • Some history of Specialist maintenance and repairs as required




Summary


Purchased from a family friend in 1996 the Mercedes has proved to be a reliable companion and has been used for longer journeys to France and around the UK.  Having covered plenty of miles, and having lived on London streets it’s showing some wear, but nothing that couldn’t be rectified with some effort. With registration changed to the Seller’s name in July this year she has decided that she no longer needs two cars so it’s being offered for sale.  She tells us that it is reliable and comfortable and she will be sad to see it go..

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1993
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model 320CE (W124)
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 162,925 Miles
  • Engine size 3199
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Harlesden
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
20 bids
  • al•••• £2,000 25/11/22
  • Fa•••• £1,900 25/11/22
  • to•••• £1,800 25/11/22
  • Fa•••• £1,700 24/11/22
  • da•••• £1,600 23/11/22
  • dm•••• £1,500 20/11/22
  • mi•••• £1,400 20/11/22
  • dm•••• £1,300 20/11/22
  • mi•••• £1,200 20/11/22
  • dm•••• £1,100 20/11/22

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