The W124 Mercedes-Benz E-class convertible isn’t exactly what you would consider a sporting drive. It’s a thoroughly competent cruiser and can handle itself in the twisties, but this is a car meant to cosset you as you motor, top-down and enjoy the passing scenery at a more relaxed pace. It is, simply, a car to be seen in. Our reader Walker spotted this imported 1993 300CE-24 Cabriolet equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox, one of a handful that were equipped as such. Imported in 2001 and brought up to US specs, it’s available in Richmond, Virginia with just over 100,000 miles on the clock.
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Early in my track career, I became an instructor with the BMW Car Club. This afforded me many interesting experiences, one of which also happens to be one of my favorite track memories. One trip to Lime Rock Park was on a rainy Saturday; arriving, I found that one of my students had a Porsche 968. The car was well modified, running on sticky Michelin Pilot Sports and replete with a fully upgraded suspension, the 968 looked purposeful in Guards Red with BBS wheels and a 6-speed manual. Now, on paper the 968 was disappointing compared to the earlier Turbo models. Several times I’ve backed up this view because modified Turbos offer so much track performance. I’ve also spent some time in 944 Turbos around the same track – notably, my father’s ’89 Turbo, so I’m not without a point of reference. But this rainy day my student’s 968 was a blazing chariot against the bleak fog of the morning. Usually I get together and talk with my students before we head out about what their experience, expectations and trouble spots are. And this day, my student approached me and immediately said “I’m not heading out”. I figured this was because of the rain; in inclement conditions, the risk of an incident increases considerably, but so does the learning curve. It wasn’t fear of the conditions that was holding him back though; he had taken some medication and prudently didn’t feel as though his mental state was conducive to track time. “But you could drive me around” he said….
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Porsche 968 Club Sport on Race Cars Direct
The 1993 Porsche 928GTS we saw last Friday raised the question of how high is too high in terms of mileage. The popularity of the GTS these days still has people clamoring for the well-used examples, given this Porsche’s rarity. Another rarity to emerge from Zuffenhausen did not have the Porsche crest on its hood. Rather, it had the Three-Pointed Star. The 500E/E500 is one of the most legendary Mercedes-Benzes to emerge over the last three decades. Few were built, but they still made an impact. This 500E for sale in Las Vegas has over 188,000 miles on the clock, but has been in the care of just two owners, having been serviced at a Mercedes dealership all its life.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E on eBay
The low mileage Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 Limited Edition we featured last October is back up for sale, the seller having lowered the price by another $2,000. Not many of these Limited Edition W201s left in this condition, but how far will the seller have to go to find a buyer?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 Limited Edition on eBay
The below post originally appeared on our site October 15, 2014:
I decided to do something a little different this morning and take a look at this 1993 Porsche 928GTS. This is not the ordinary, low mileage gem that we tend to feature, but a GTS that wears some battle scars and has covered an impressive 140,000 miles. It’s no secret these cars are well engineered and can go the distance, but with values on the rise for these grand touring machines, collectors are coveting them to a point these will start approaching air-cooled 911 Turbo money. Are you brave enough to take on a high mileage shark that needs a little TLC? Read further…