Lately, I have been struggling to figure out what sort of vehicle best suits my needs as I do a fair amount of hauling and the M3 coupe is not ideal for such tasks. On top of which, the ability to load things into an E36 two-door is constantly challenged by the low roofline, narrow trunk opening, and seats that always need to be folded down to swallow anything of substance. In between truck-related fantasies, I’ve thought about wagons like this W124 with its cavernous, CUV-like rear hatch while still being familiar enough to deliver a distinctly German driving experience. This late-production, pre-facelift W124 is in great shape with, in my opinion, one of the better color combos out there. I don’t think an older automatic wagon is quite where I’m at yet, but it is interesting food for thought.
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Every decade there is a handful of cars that arrive on the scene that have the right stuff to permanently leave a mark on the automotive landscape. The Mercedes-Benz 300SL, Mk1 Volkswagen GTI and E30 BMW M3 are but a handful of motors that have shifted over into the icon category. Their respective manufacturers have tried to rekindle the magic of these vehicles over the years, much to their credit, but somehow, these cars will be frozen in time as some of the greats. This is the case with this car, the W124 Mercedes-Benz 500E/E500. Mercedes has come out with a number of AMG tuned E class sedans in the past two decades, but none seems to capture the hearts and minds like this super sedan with Porsche DNA. Interestingly enough, another icon of the 1990s was built in the same factory as this car, right after 500E/E500 production ended: the Audi RS2 Avant.
This particular 500E for sale in Georgia belies its age and the miles it has covered, looking truly immaculate in Brilliant Silver.
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Retro design has been on the rise, from new interpretations of Volkswagen Beetles and Fiat 500s to specimens like the Chevrolet SSR that appear to be a throwback but have no distinct predecessor. In the 1990s, Mercedes-Benz went about the retro concept in their own way. It had been almost 20 years since they produced a four place cabriolet, but with the W124 E class, they reintroduced this bodystyle with a modern twist. Impeccable build quality and Mercedes styling hallmarks remained, but added into the mix were the latest technologies such as ABS, airbags and an innovative roll hoop system that deployed in case of an accident behind the rear seats.
These E class Cabriolets are highly prized and this 300CE for sale in Maryland adds celebrity on top of an already desirable package. This was the very car that starred in the movie “The Firm.”
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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:
One of my favorite Mercedes-Benzes of all time is an obscure one. The W124 Coupe. These cars were the automotive equivalent of a three piece suit garnished with an avant garde tie or fancy watch. Just a little bit of zip to liven it up. Four place seating and a pillarless profile were this car’s hallmarks, with a 3.0 liter inline-6 under the hood for US bound models that would be usurped in the final two years of the production run for a 3.2 mill. This 300CE for sale in New Jersey is another one of those time warp vehicles, having covered just over 25,000 miles in 24 years.