Maybe I’m getting old, but I yearn quite often for the Mercedes-Benzes from the 1980s and 1990s. Having grown up in a family that had a 190E 2.6 and a 400E, both of 1992 vintage, I miss the tank-like quality of these cars. These cars always struck me as interesting since they weren’t a boring drive, but didn’t have much in the way of sporting intentions. After driving my parent’s 2000 C280 on a trip home this weekend, the merits of these older Mercs are clear. Thirteen years and 105,000 miles never felt so good.
One of my favorite and most overlooked Benzes from the 1990s is the W124 coupe. Sold in small numbers stateside, they aren’t very flashy for a two-door, but have a simple elegance about them which exudes good taste. This E320 coupe for sale in Illinois is a low mileage survivor that personifies personal luxury.
Model: E320 Coupe
Engine: 3.2 liter inline six
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Rare 1994 Mercedes E320 Coupe, all options, automatic climate control, seat belt assist front seats, power antenna, premium sound, sunroof, Mercedes factory phone. It is hard to find E320 Coupes. Many Convertibles are listed but a coupe is very rarely up for sale. The engine and trasmission run great and shift seamlessly. The interior and all wood is in excellent condition inside this vehicle. Even the trunk mat is clean with no stains, A/C ice cold, always garaged, looks & drives great. Must see, interior like new, title in hand, well maintained.
As a general rule of thumb, the convertibles and 500E/E500 über sedans are the most highly valued W124s. The coupes can bring a little bit more than the estates, and the estates a bit more than the sedans.…
If someone told me that I could have any car made in the last 30 years in factory fresh condition, a W124 Mercedes-Benz would be high on my list. When I was younger, my father had a 1992 400E and I remember the car fondly. Not only was it built like a bank vault, but this was the first year for the 4.2 liter V8. The car was quite the Q-ship and spanked quite a few people off the line at lights. While it wasn’t the bahn stormer 500E/E500, the 400E proved to be a very capable cruiser. I might have made a few modifications, however, and those would have included wider tires to help put the power down a bit better along with uprated brakes.
Another W124 favorite of mine was the coupe. Sold in small numbers from 1988 through 1995, these were offered in the US solely with inline six cylinder power. With Mercedes’ classic pillarless coupe design, these were a go to car for those who wanted personal luxury that was a bit more subdued than what BMW or Porsche had on offer at the time. This E320 Coupe for sale in Massachusetts has a tick over 18,000 miles on the clock and does its best to blend in with the Smoke Silver paintwork.
1994 Mercedes Benz 124 chassis E320 coupe, 702 Smoke Silver with cream beige leather upholstery, only 18,500 miles, 3.2 litre 217hp in-line 6 cylinder engine, automatic transmission, anti-lock brakes, climate control, “all” power convenience options, factory sunroof, optional ASR traction control, heated front seats, original Becker radio, original owner’s manuals and spare keys, one of 825 E320 coupes imported in 1994. Nationwide and international delivery arranged from our suburban Boston showroom. We reserve the right to end the auction early if the reserve has not been met.