Welcome to Week in Review, where we’ll take a look at some of the vehicles featured on GCFSB over the last couple of weeks:
All posts tagged Mercedes Benz
For those of us who celebrate it, Christmas is almost here. What, then, would you like to see under your tree this year? I know it wouldn’t fit, but this one owner Mercedes-Benz 560SL in Signal Red for sale in New York certainly gets me in the festive spirit. A final year model with 70,000 miles on the clock, this particular SL is the perfect for the buyer seeking something in between a museum quality and high mileage driver example.
Engine: 5.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 70,950 mi
Price: Reserve auction
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL on eBay
This is a one owner non smokers SL in the best color combination (Signal Red with Palomino). Very low miles and all works as it should. The A/C is ice cold and the heat is super hot. The tires are brand new, this comes equipped with the removable hardtop. The soft top is in excellent condition with no dulling or cracking on the windows. The top was replaced four years ago and I had it down maybe five times. The car has been dealer services its whole live and the oil changed every 4,000 miles. Don’t pass up on this classic. What a pleasure to drive. Thumbs up everywhere you go. Overall it’s a beautiful Mercedes. It has a few chips as show in the pictures and a couple of small dings – the paintless dent guys can remove. Otherwise it looks great for a 25 year old Mercedes.
We featured a low mileage 1989 560SL last month that sold for $24,101. Given what we saw with that car, and others, I’d suspect this example will probably fetch somewhere in the $15,000 to $20,000 range, probably at the higher end of that, given the one owner status. For us East Coasters, it’s not the most opportune time to be thinking about a convertible, but imagine the anticipating leading up to springtime with this piece hibernating in your garage this winter.
While BMW was lighting up the sales charts with 3 series convertibles like the one we featured yesterday, Mercedes-Benz reintroduced drop top, four-place motoring to their lineup in 1992 with the 300CE Cabriolet. While the 3 series convertible was for those who liked a bit of sporting attitude in their daily drive, the E class cabriolet was for those who wanted a more reserved al fresco motoring experience. This was a car to be seen in, encouraging a serene driving manner rather than zipping about as if your pants were on fire. This 300CE in a rich combination of Smoke Silver over Dark Brown leather has that old money look to it that resonates to the connoisseur.
Model: 300CE Cabriolet
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 17,835 mi
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE Cabriolet on eBay
This 1993 Mercedes 300CE Cabriolet is finished in Smoke Silver Metallic Exterior with Dark Brown Leather Interior and Convertible Top. Only 17,835 miles. Nearly $80,000 original MSRP. All Original, Clean CarFax. Stored Winters, in like new condition. This 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE Convertible was built in Germany on May 13, 1993 and originally delivered to Mercedes-Benz of Memphis (Tennessee). It was delivered on June 22, 1993 to a local Memphis owner, where it was perfectly cared for and minimally driven. That first owner kept the car until September of 2002, when the car only had 8100 miles. The second owner was an older gentleman, also based in Memphis. He kept the car until June of 2004, when the 300CE only had 9,166 miles. It was subsequently purchased by a seasoned automotive enthusiast and all around knowledgeable car guy in 2004 which is who we bought it from.
This 300CE Convertible is extremely clean and is in as-new condition. It has been both cosmetically and mechanically maintained to a fastidious level throughout its entire life. It has never seen snow/salt and has rarely seen rain. You will not find a nicer and better documented 300CE/E320 Convertible. It is 100% stock and unmodified. The car is well-equipped, with automatic climate control (with cold A/C), heated seats, CD changer, power/memory seats, cruise control, and integrated rollover protection. All original tools, owner’s manual, window sticker, records, etc. are included. The Mercedes-Benz 300CE was introduced for the 1993 model year and was the company’s first four-seat convertible since the 280SE Cabriolet which was last offered in 1971. Only 766 300CE Convertibles were built in 1993 and the car cost nearly $80,000 when new $77,855. It features seating for four adults, a 217 horsepower 3.2-liter inline-6 engine, and a 4-speed automatic transmission.
This is a Mercedes from the era of old school, over-the-top build standards. It offers open-top motoring for four adults at a fraction of the cost of what the car sold for new. Full Specs: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE Convertible Exterior: Smoke Silver Metallic (702) Interior: Dark Brown Soft Leather (263) Options: -LF Orthopedic Seatback (404) -Seat Reinforced, Left (561) -Seat Reinforced, Right (562) -Dark Brown Soft Top (746) -Electric Heated Front Seats (873) -California Emission Control Equipment (494) Total Production 6140 for the three years in the USA. USA production for the three years, 1993 766 1994 1698 1995 3676
These were pricey machines in their time, some optioned examples exceeding $80,000 when new. It’s not surprising, then, that these are some of the most valued W124 models barring the limited edition, high-performance 500E. With under 20,000 miles on the clock, we’re not too far off in terms of value on this one, however, given that it’s an earlier, pre-facelift model, that may hold it back from getting top dollar versus a later model.
The Mercedes CLS signifies one of those rare moments in automotive history when an entirely new vehicle segment was created. Based on the E class chassis, Mercedes introduced the idea of a four-door coupe in 2006, providing those who wanted a bit more style to the sedan formula but didn’t necessarily need as much functionality. It’s safe to say they were successful, as Volkswagen, Audi and BMW went on to copy the idea, among others. Over the course of its lifespan, a few special edition models have emerged, including this CLS55 we see here for sale, an IWC Ingenieur edition. This version included exclusive paint and piano lacquer trim inside, along with an instrument cluster designed to mirror the cues from the IWC series of Ingenieur watches, one of which was included with each of the 55 copies of this vehicle that were produced. This particular CLS55 IWC for sale in California is even more rare in that it is one of three that included a DTM spec transmission.
Model: CLS55 AMG IWC Ingenieur
Engine: 5.5 liter supercharged V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 1,067 mi
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG IWC Ingenieur on Classic Driver
Of only 55 limited-edition Mercedes CLS 55 AMG “IWC Ingenieur” built, only 3 were upgraded by the factory to a DTM spec motor/gearbox and performance, making this 1 of only 3 in existence, and world class performance! It is a superb 1-owner car and in exceptional condition both cosmetically & mechanically. Be one of only three owners in the world to own one of these rare supercars.
For how rare this CLS version is, I wish better exterior shots were taken, instead of trying to photograph the car in a tight parking space. Also, we know that this isn’t going to be a particularly cheap vehicle to procure, so not listing the price isn’t doing the seller any favors. Regardless, this is a rare piece that probably won’t have much trouble finding a home.
The old adage “there’s no replacement for displacement” doesn’t just pertain to American muscle cars. The British went full on with this concept in the early 1970s by stuffing a 5.3 liter V12 engine under the hood of the E Type. This engine would see duty in a variety of models up until the mid 1990s. The Australians are well known for their series of Fords and Holdens with thumping overhead valve V8s under the hood. And then you have, of course, the Germans. Mercedes-Benz has been known for their large engines over the years, most notably the hand-built AMG units which trace their roots to this car, the 300SEL 6.3. The M100 6.3 liter V8 was pulled from the 600 limousine and stuffed into the long wheelbase S class sedan. And from there, the rest, is history. These subtle hot rods are highly prized today and it’s little wonder. The levels of performance they offered was almost unheard of in such a package at the time. This 6.3 for sale in Wisconsin has receipts dating back to the first owner and other than a respray, is original.
Model: 300SEL 6.3
Engine: 6.3 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 123,000 mi
Price: $49,000 Buy It Now
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 on eBay
For Sale is my 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 Sedan. It is in excellent condition. 123k miles. Engine runs good. Air Bag suspension works good. Repainted for preservation, otherwise all original. Numbers Match. Runs and drives excellent. I have a lot of receipts dating back to the original owner. This car is suprisingly fast. Rare collectors piece. Please message for any questions or additional pictures. Air Bag Valves were replaced at 60K miles. Newer exhaust. All reasonable offers will be considered.
seven one five 529 0035 for any questions or for a viewing.
Restored 6.3s can bring big money, sometimes north of $50,000. Originals are not far off from that territory, with good ones available in the $35,000 to $45,000 range. At $50,000, this one is reaching the ceiling of where 6.3s of this caliber are. However, with a traceable history and the complex air suspension sorted, that is a huge bonus.