1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE

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Last week I looked a CL63 AMG in a nice shade of green and a few weeks before that I looked at a very nice W124 Cabriolet. So today we’ll combine the two and check out this seasonal 1993 300CE covered in Spruce Green for sale in California.

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Year: 1993
Model: 300CE
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 98,025 mi
Price: $12,500 Buy It Now

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Selling this beautiful

1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE Cabriolet Convertible in Clean Condition!

One of 592 true 4 seater Convertibles delivered to the US in 93 that is increasing in value yearly!!

Last of the truly hand-built automobiles by Mercedes and a fine example of German engineering.

These 124 series cars are very well designed and constructed. They are very reliable, handle beautifully, ride terrific and have a usable back seat and trunk. Other standard features are all power options, ABS/4 wheel disc brakes. They are also the first luxury cars to have a self storing power convertible top and an automatic metal “boot” cover. Another luxury feature are the automatic seat belt extenders. The six cylinder motor is one of the best ever made by Mercedes.

History:

Last owner for 10 years has spend documented over 13k in maintenance and repairs, always garaged, has original green paint metallic over tan leather. The hydraulic top has been rebuilt!! The AC is blowing cold and the brakes and tires are almost new. The body is strait as an arrow. There is a little scratch in the plastic on the front left corner of the bumper from parking and few little imperfections in paint otherwise is this original paint in awesome condition! Radio updated, to AM/FM/CD as a wiring connection for satellite radio. There are no issues with the wiring harness or head gasket. Engine runs very strong and accelerates as it supposed to.

The leather seats are in beautiful condition, no rips or cracks. The soft top is in excellent condition without any rips or tears. The wood trim has no cracks and looks great. The automatic transmission works smooth as it supposed to.

Everything works!

The MSRP for the ’93 was over $80K.

All original books, manuals, maintenance etc. incl 2 Keys come with the car.

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This car caught my eye because of two things: how extraordinary clean it is and how reasonable the price is. It’s no shock this 300CE is clean, being a California car and all, but this thing is on another level for being at almost 100,000 miles. Usually by this time the wood has some cracks and the paint is getting a little dull. Not here. Everything looks extremely fresh inside and the paint is as close to a mirror as you are probably going to get from a car that is almost 24 years old.

As for the price, at $12,500 this is really reasonable for a W124 cabriolet as nice as this one. The used luxury car market is California has always been a little softer than the rest of the country and I’m sure that has something to do with it. But I could easily see someone asking $5,000 more for this car and I would agree that it’s worth every penny. Like I mentioned on the Ruby Pearl Metallic E320 Cabriolet a few weeks ago, these cars aren’t “blue chip investment” that are going to double in value in the next ten years, but nothing tells me they will drop in value at all either. So if you want a extremely nice W124 cabriolet example at a very good price, this one should be at the top of your list.

– Andrew

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6 Comments

  1. It is a nice car and the color, like the previous ruby one, is not common.

    Demerits though for the chromed (very Californian) wheels and “Radio updated, to AM/FM/CD as a wiring connection for satellite radio.” The correct Becker (with radio code) should be in such a nice, original car.

    Finally: “There are no issues with the wiring harness or head gasket.” Does that mean that no issues have come up during the seller’s ownership? Or is the sentence intended to imply that both upper and lower harnesses and the head gasket have been replaced? Buyer beware.

  2. I respectfully disagree with the author– I think that these W124 Cabs are going to explode in value over the next 10 years. Last of the hand-assembled Benzes, only produced for 3 years, with an MSRP of $75,000+ nearly 23 years ago. These really meant business. And now you can pick up an excellent example for less than 20 grand. I don’t think that these opportunities will last much longer.

  3. Wish me luck, folks… I pulled the trigger and should have it back East before Christmas! Pretty stoked. It’ll join my daily driver E320 wagon… can’t have too many W124’s!

  4. Congrats, Doug! We want to hear about it when it arrives!

  5. Doug, I think you scored a helluva deal. These are buy far the best built Benzes in the last 40 years. The new stuff is absolute crap by comparison. My Brother had a 92 300 Ce Coupe for a long time. Amazing driving qualities on the highway. Very relaxed steering, as these things were meant to track.

  6. Great doug please report back to germancars with some pics of your receipt and hopefully they can do a follow up

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