1994 Mercedes-Benz E320

If you haven’t noticed yet, here at GCFSB we tend to prefer wagons (or estate cars as you may know them) over sport utility vehicles. One of the reasons is that so many good five-doors have emerged from Germany over the years. The first ever Mercedes-Benz estate built in numbers, the W123 T, or T-Modell, as it was known, was a hit. Its successor, the W124, has been equally revered for durability, luxury and competence. It’s hard to find a W124 estate in good shape, so whenever a good one comes along, like this late model 1994 E320 for sale in Vermont, I sit up and take note.

Year: 1994
Model: E320 estate
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 83,684 mi
Price: $7,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Estate on eBay

Selling my 1994 E320 Wgn. The car is in immaculate condition inside and out with 83k miles. This car has never seen a winter and has always been stored in a heated garage, there is not one spec of rust anywhere, including the brakes and the undercarriage. You will not find a cleaner one anywhere. It has the third row seats. It comes with the Mercedes carpeted floor mats as well as Weathertech rubber mats and a Weathertech cargo liner. Brand new tires. It has an iPod adapter wired into the factory stereo that works perfectly. Everything works! Including the power headrests and power telescoping steering wheel. Engine runs like new, the transmission shifts perfectly, the suspension feels like new and the interior looks like new. NON SMOKER!! The previous owner was a VP at Merrill Lynch Investments and this car was stored at his summer home here in VT, he was a meticulous individual which is shown by the condition of this car. I took as many pics as I could, if you would like more just let me know. If you bid on this car you will NOT be disappointed, it is as described, IMMACULATE. There is no reserve! Thanks for bidding and good luck!

Location- Barre, VT

The odometer may be slightly higher as I am driving this car. I reserve the right to end this auction at any time as I do have it for sale locally as well. Any shipping is YOUR responsibility.

For a car that has lived in Vermont, the fact that it has seen little winter action and has always been garaged is rather remarkable. The majority of us GCFSB’ers have either resided or currently reside in the Northeast, so we’re familiar with how difficult it is to keep a car in good shape as the years pass. Kudos to the seller for his fastidiousness. This is a very attractive buy at $7,500. One thing worth checking would be to see whether the wiring harness was replaced, as this was a known issue with the M104 engined W124. Other than that, if this car checks out to be as good as it looks, I doubt it will last long.

-Paul

1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet

The W124 was Mercedes-Benz’s bread and butter car for a decade, offering a variety of bodystyles and engines to suit just about every need. Aside from the 500E/E500 über sedan, the Cabriolet is one of the most highly prized of the lot. Introduced late into the production cycle, these were the first four seat convertibles in twenty years from Mercedes. Pricey when new, these open roofed tourers command strong money today. They aren’t the flashiest, quickest or most exciting of the four-seat convertible genre, but they offer legendary build quality, smooth power delivery from the inline six and timeless looks that emits an air of old money. This silver E320 Cabriolet comes to us from our reader Allen and is on offer at his dealership, Encore Motors in Macon, Georgia.

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Year: 1994
Model: E320 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 120,000 miles
Price: $10,900

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet at Encore Motors

This is becoming a rare bird. This is a 1994 E320 4 place convertible in Brilliant Silver with black leather and a black soft top with a glass window. There were only a few thousand of these cars imported to the US during 1992 and 1995. They are fast appreciating, and great fun to drive with that huge open interior. These are based on the reliable E320 sedans, but with nicer trim, and of course, that fabulous convertlble top. This car is mostly original, the paint has been color sanded and buffed by our best local shop, and the interior is great in black leather. The only major change from 1994 is a contemporary Pioneer single slot CD radio with a changer in the trunk. I do have the original radio as well. It’s just turned 120k miles. It has a newish convertible top, which looks new (careful, these are VERY expensive, so don’t think you can cheap out on a beater….), and the top hydraulics, over the last three or four years, have all been dealt with by the same shop (again–check this on others!). No issues with that or the AC, which is ice cold, and in the right direction. It has just been inspected by our best indie shop and given his blessing. I also put on a new set of Michelins about 400 miles ago, I have all the books and pouch, two master keys, and some good records over the last 10 years or so. Cars like this are so much fun, and make so much economic sense.

Junkers that are rough and need everything are still $6-7,500, and the absolute garage queens (which you can’t drive and enjoy) are now $18-22,000, so this car is quite reasonably priced. Call me and you’ll soon enjoy those early mornings and nights cruising with the top down! I would challenge you to find a nicer, more unique, and fun convertible in this price range. A very desirable and classy car, for very little money.

Even though it has over 100,000 miles, these are stout machines that can survive for much longer if taken care of properly. I concur with the seller that this example is reasonably priced. I’ve seen a few tired W124 Cabriolets with six figure mileage advertised for less money, but which haven’t been presented as well. As they say, buy the best that you can afford. To fix one of these won’t be cheap and buying a well sorted one like this from a reputable seller is always a wise decision. Those interested in this classic open roofed Benz can contact the seller, Allen at (478) 743-7322 or via email at allenman@earthlink.net. Good luck with the sale, Allen!

-Paul

Convertible Week: 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet

The Mercedes-Benz W124 brought the four-place cabriolet back to the Mercedes-Benz lineup after a 20 year hiatus. This 1995 E320 cabriolet for sale in Mississippi marks the last year for this model, which would be replaced a couple years later by the CLK cabriolet. For those planning on beach time this summer, these stout open roofed Benzes are a great way to enjoy al fresco motoring with three of your friends.

Year: 1995
Model: E320 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter inline six
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 65,107 mi
Price: $18,900 Buy It Now

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 on eBay

This is not your average 1995 E320 Cab! This is an above average Collectors car that will only appreciate in value over time! We found this car from our owners friend and neighbor! On a 10 scale its a solid 8.7! Very nice car, clean and serviced! Hard to find a car of this caliber for this price! These cars were hand built in 95 and are very rare in the market! It MSRP’d for over $79,000 in ’95.

These open roofed E classes have commanded strong values over the years, and this particular example represents a shot at getting one with reasonable miles for a decent price. It’s easy to find E320 cabriolets with this kind of mileage for well over $20,000. I’d say with a tiny bit of negotiation, someone will be getting a good deal here.

-Paul

1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Coupe

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.

Year: 1994
Model: E320 Coupe
Engine: 3.2 liter inline six
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 64,600
Price: $13,500

1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Coupe on AutoTrader

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. Since there were so few sold here, the coupes are fairly hard to come across. Nevertheless, $10,000 to $12,000 about the high mark for these cars, barring an exceptional car that might have around 20,000 to 30,000 miles. The 1995 E320 Estate we featured last week sold for $9,600, so I’d say were somewhere up around the $10,000 mark or so as a realistic value for this E320.

-Paul

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Estate

Wagon Week may be over here at GCFSB, but for me, I’ve always got five-doors on my mind. One of my favorite five-doors happens to be the W124 E class. While maybe not as utilitarian as its predecessor, the W123 estate, the W124 had the same rock solid build quality wrapped in slightly more modern sheet metal. This E320 estate for sale in San Francisco represents the final year for the W124. While it’s fairly common to find a few low mileage cabriolets and even coupes and sedans, many of the five-door E320s were used as intended – as a workhorse. Finding a mint one like this is a real treat.

Year: 1995
Model: E320 Estate
Engine: 3.2 liter inline six
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 87,851 miles
Price: Auction – No reserve

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Estate on eBay

Selling for no reserve…

Widely popular and very few in supply with low mileage. The 124 E class wagon is one of the best built Mercedes Benz wagons ever made. Sold new on November 14, 1994 San Francisco European Motors Mercedes Benz. Serviced at the dealer with maintenance booklet routinely stamped. This car has been well maintained through out its history. Garaged and in excellent condition overall. This car has never left the Bay Area.

Recently last month, I have repaired many of the major items that are common replacement issues on E class wagons:

*New head gasket
*New main wire harness
*New radiator
*New water pump
*New thermostat
*New coolant tank
*New rear tail gate shocks
*Fluids serviced

All of the major repairs have been performed to the highest standard by a Mercedes Independent shop. Receipts and records will be included with the sale. Car runs excellent and you can drive it home. AC blows cold but center vents not blowing cold air but cold air blows thru side vents fine. Outside temp reading not working. Car has good tread. Tires are Michelin. Brakes are good. Passes smog no problem. All of the electronics are working fine. Windows, door locks, speedo, odometer etc. Transmission shifts smooth and crisp. Email for more info. Clean title in hand.

With the all important wiring harness issue taken care of, along with a few other major repairs, this E320 looks like a pretty solid bet for someone seeking one of these modern classics. With no reserve, I’d suspect this E320 estate might pull somewhere between $6,500 and $8,500, as the W124 estates aren’t quite reaching W123 territory just yet.

-Paul

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet

It never ceases to amaze me how many low mileage W124 E320 Cabriolets are out there knocking around in the streets. Here comes another one brought to our attention by one of our readers that is for sale in San Francisco. For those who want the fun of an open roofed vehicle with robustness and durability that is hard to match, you don’t have to look much further than these modern classics. They aren’t the fastest cars out there, not the most flashy, but garner a great deal of respect from those familiar with them and passers by.

Year: 1995
Model: E320 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter inline six
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 28,364
Price: No reserve auction

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 on eBay

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Selling for no reserve…

Rare opportunity to own a modern classic 1995 Mercedes Benz E320 Cabriolet in triple black with only 28k miles! One of the lowest mile E320 cabriolets cars for sale in the country. Mercedes has not made a four seater convertible since the 1970s. This is destined to be a collectible and Mercedes enthusiasts know the value. The last of the hand made Mercedes. If you have searched for the perfect example of an E320 cabriolet this is the one. I have owned many nice cars and this one has always received many compliments on my rare outings with the car. Short trips to Napa or to the local coffee shop on a nice day.

This car was sold new on December 2, 1995 from Sutherland Motors LTD Spokane, Washington. Never driven in harsh weather. Brought to San Francisco and subsequently sold. Purchased thereafter from Monterey Jaguar in Monterey, California. I have garaged the car and maintained it very well. Only driven less than 400 miles in the past year. It just sits in the garage waiting for a nice day. The car is all original and stock condition. The way you would want to purchase one. The top is excellent with no rips or tears. Paint is excellent with on small ding on left front fender and tiny soft ding below gas tank lid. The leather seats are amazing condition. No rips or tears and the drivers bolster is not even worn at all. See the pics.

She runs and drives excellent. Drive it anywhere with confidence. Complete with owners manual and booklets. Email for more info. Clean title hand. Seller reserves right to cancel auction early.

A few of the E320 Cabriolets we’ve featured have been offered at insane prices, sometimes deep into the $30,000 range. The seller is smart by letting this one go at no reserve. I’d suspect bidding might reach close to or at $25,000, but not much more. One thing that would be good to note for potential buyers is whether the car has the original wiring harness, as these cars were known to have issues with them degrading over time. Then again, you never know with these things if the right buyers happen to get in the (virtual) room.

-Paul

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet

Our second Featured Listing last week, the one-owner 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320, has been relisted on eBay with it’s Buy it Now price lowered by $3,000.

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet on eBay

The below post originally appeared on our site December 9, 2012:

After a two decade hiatus, Mercedes-Benz brought back the four place cabriolet in 1992 with the W124. While convertibles in general are often thought of as somewhat flashy and carefree, the E class cabriolet went about its business in a more conservative, dignified manner. Today, the cabriolet is one of the most desired W124 variants, a point that is made abundantly clear by the number of low mileage examples on the market along with high resale values. This final year, one owner E320 comes to us from our reader Rainier in California.

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet on eBay

1995 Mercedes E320 Cabriolet. One owner car, Metallic Black exterior with Tan interior. Great condition, have all records of service, 66,750 miles and runs like new as it was a Sunday driver. This was one of the last cars built in November 1995. Seller has the right to end sale when I like. No warranty or refund after sale is complete. $18,995.00 obo

Mint, low mileage E320s can sometimes glance $30,000, with good quality runners ranging between $15,000 to $25,000. The W124 is a stout car, and the cabriolet is no different. Potential buyers should be aware of issues revolving around the wiring harness, as the material used for insulation can decompose over time. A one owner car like this is always attractive, as it helps to mitigate questions with regards to servicing history. For those in the market for a safe, practical young classic that offers a bit of top down flair, these W124 cabriolets are hard to beat.

-Paul

1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Coupe

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 E320 on eBay

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.

This car is being offered by a prominent classic car dealer outside of Boston that I am familiar with. It has been for sale for a few months and the price was recently been dropped by over $6,000. In fact, they have two other low mileage W124s for sale, a 1995 E420 and a 1995 E320 estate. Both were reduced in price as well. While all three of these W124s are fantastic machines, I probably wouldn’t spend over $15,000 for any of them, even if they are as close to new as you can get. Chalk it up to market reality and the fact that I don’t have money to burn.

-Paul

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet

Following on to the E320 Estate we featured not long ago, here’s that car’s open roofed sibling, the E320 Cabriolet. With exception of the 500E/E500 which was sold from 1992-1994 in the US, this particular W124 variant is the Mercedes that holds its value best of that mid 1990s era. Even comparable SLs have a hard time bringing the same kind of numbers. This particular car for sale in Georgia is unreal. It appears to have been stashed away in a collection, racking up just under 6,000 miles. While it’s fairly easy to find these cars with around 20,000 to 30,000 miles, I’ve seen very few under the 10,000 mark. This, then, is quite the unique opportunity.

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet on eBay

A 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet with only 5k miles. This beautiful E320 is Imperial Red over Parchment hides. This hand crafted W124 Mercedes is in museum collector condition. The paint is perfect, no chips or scratches and all original. The wheels are perfect and have never been repaired or painted. The interior is flawless with no wear. The tires are completely brand new including the spare. The spare was replaced with a new tire as well due to time. All the service is up to date including a brand new battery. This stunning cabriolet is a one owner vehicle and was purchased new on September 6, 1995 by the original owner and then later transferred ownership to his spouse. All paperwork including original MSO from 1995 comes with the vehicle. It is mechanically sound and would be great for a collection or daily driver. This E320 is the finest example of all original E320 we have ever seen.

This car transports me right back to 1995. The engine bay is spotless, there is no visible wear on the seats or leather wrapped steering wheel and the paint has such depth it looks like you could dive right in. While nothing substitutes for inspecting a car in person, this E320 appears to be the nicest example I’ve seen since I was back in high school and these things were still rolling out of the factory. The price, however, almost made me shed a tear. The best E320 Cabriolet these days may sell in the low $30,000 territory. Cresting $40,000 is pushing the envelope. Or is it? Personally, if I was in the position to do so and could grab this car for around $35,000, I’d pull the trigger. Why? Consider the current E Class Cabriolet. While it may come with a warranty and be more advanced technically speaking, it starts at over $57,000. And honestly, for that money, it can’t match the timelessness and old school quality of the 1995 model.

-Paul

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Estate

My cousin touched base with me yesterday and wanted my advice on mid-sized SUVs with a 3rd row seat. While I’m a car enthusiast, I’ll admit, SUVs are never on the radar for me. I’m a sports car person. I’m not really sure what that Overland trim package on your Jeep nets you over the regular version for the proletariat. Nor do I really care. Interestingly enough, we both agreed that the Volvo XC90 is probably the best of the lot, but for me, it’s akin to choosing which communicable disease I’d prefer.

Ever the helpful relative, I offered up the “what would Paul drive” scenario. And guess what? It’s this car. The Mercedes-Benz W124 E class estate with the third row seat option. OK, so some people might be a bit nervous strapping their kids into a rear-facing seat, but there is no mid-sized SUV these days which can match this car’s durability and sheer class. More than likely, it’s a lot more efficient than most SUVs these days and you could even opt for 4matic all-wheel drive in this model from 1990 to 1993. This example for sale in Southern California is a final year 1995 model with 81,000 miles, which represents a barely broken in car when it comes to the W124.

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Estate on eBay

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320W Wagon. 6 cyl 3.2 liter, automatic transmission, traction control, climate control air cond, power windows, power locks, cruise control, beautiful non-smoker interior, factory sunroof, factory AM/FM stereo cassette and CD changer. Beautiful body and paint, always garaged. This vehicle runs and drives very strong and very smooth. All factory books, factory alloy wheels, roof rack, factory mats. This was grandma and grandpas car and they dont drive anymore. Zero rust one-owner Malibu California car, real buyers know how nice these wagons are. 3rd seat package, loaded.

At almost $11,000, I think this Benz is a bit overvalued. If it has a complete service history available and presents as well as the pictures, $6,000 to $8,000 tops would be more like it. Anything over $10,000 these days should be reserved for near mint examples with under 50,000 miles. Still, there’s not many of these with under 100,000 miles left, as the estate variants are often the ones employed to the greatest degree.

-Paul