“Bad Dad.” “SLMDWGN.” “MINIWHAT.” Oh, sorry – you caught me imagining what vanity plate I’d throw on the back of this Mercedes-Benz 300TE. I’m not even a father but I would rock that plate. This is why I love old-school Benzes and AMG wheels. They go so well together! There are scant few combinations that take such little effort to put together and deliver such stunning results. I believe the seller’s claims that this was a one-owner car before his ownership as it looks dang clean and the amount of money he’s thrown at it at least indicates to me he saw it as a worthwhile example to invest in. Regardless, the fact that it can look this good with a mere adjustment of the SLS is pretty killer, and all it needs is some European glass headlights to round this perfect cruiser out to perfection. One more: “3RDROWNED.”
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It broke my heart a little bit to see what this seller had to say about the number of 300Es produced with the 5-speed manual: less than 400. I know of one that recently arrived at a local salvage yard, and the overall condition indicates it was once someone’s pride and joy: original books and manuals, original bill of sale, nice paint, and so on. And if there were originally less than 400, I can’t imagine how low that number is now. I know the Mercedes manuals aren’t so great, but I still love watching the video of this ’86 for sale in West Virginia and hearing that inline-six wind out. These are great, durable cars, and at this price, an absolute steal.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E on eBay
How do you even begin to explain this one? I know, I know – someone couldn’t afford to pay for its maintenance needs, so here it sits outside a shop. But the sheer neglect – the bruised bodywork, the sun-worn paint, the filthy interior, the brake-dust coated wheels – was there no limit to its owner’s disregard for the caliber of the vehicle in their ownership? I don’t care if you choose to ruin a late-model C-Class, or drive a W124 2.6 to the ends of the earth. But when you take a E-Class that was born out of an unholy partnership between two of Germany’s premier motorworks, blessed with the sexiest fenders this side of a 993, and oozing with muscle and brawn – built in limited numbers, no less – and you subject it to this type of existence? Whoever that owner is or was, they are dead to me.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E on eBay
The convertible. An automotive guilty pleasure of sorts. Not the most practical of vehicles but with modern day folding hardtops, they have become much more mainstream and practical than they once were. Mercedes-Benz has been in the business of convertibles for years, carrying on even in the dark days of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Currently they offer a few different cabriolets and roadsters to appeal to a broad spectrum of buyers and budgets, from the four-cylinder SLK to the ferocious SLS AMG Roadster.
Today we’ll take a look at four convertibles from Mercedes-Benz’s past, ranging from the early 1970s into the new millennium. We’ll start with a very well cared for 1994 E320 Cabriolet for sale in Pennsylvania, arguably one of the most collectable W124s currently, notwithstanding the 500E/E500.