Welcome back to Week in Review. We apologize for not getting this out sooner, but with GCFSB staff on the move with summer travels and your managing editor dealing with a move, we were a bit tied up. But let’s take this chance to recap the last month of vehicles we have featured:
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The 500E is a car with great staying power. All these years later, it’s still extremely handsome, if not better looking than most of Mercedes’ current offerings. Of course, the flared fenders have something to do with that. The seller is extremely detailed in describing the car’s flaws, which fortunately, seem minor. Although there’s a bit too much emphasis on things like “patina” and “period-correct”, the low miles and overall original condition are the big attractions here. I love the Evo wheels, personally, but this is a car that looks good on any rollers that fill out those gigantic wheel wells. The bucket rear seats were among my favorite parts of this car as a young’n, along with the Porsche heritage and sportier steering wheel. The best aspect of these cars is the sleeper status they offered, which is further enhanced by the seller’s deletion of the rear badge.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Mercedes-Benz E500 on eBay
Sometimes you don’t realize what you have until it’s gone. So goes the story for me and my love of Mercedes-Benzes from the 1980s and 1990s in comparison to the current model range. Mercedes still makes wonderfully good cars, but a bit of the mystique is gone, as an ever expanding SUV lineup emerges and the company tries to lure in those obsessed by the badge with the new CLA sedan. By 1994, the W124 E class was appearing a bit dated in comparison to the Japanese luxury upstarts Lexus, Acura and Infiniti. However, if I look at any of those models from the Far East in comparison to this E420 for sale in Connecticut, I’d say the E420 has stood the test of time. It might have not been the most exciting thing to look at when it was new, but the hallmark Mercedes build quality along with V8 muscle are ever apparent.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 on eBay
We’ve seen before many times that the devil is in the details with the pre-merger AMG modified cars. Like Faberge eggs, they can look the part without actually being a real AMG modified car; but unlike the Faberge art the details of all of the early cars is not particularly well known or documented. So here is a fairly desirable, very clean W124 300CE – already a sought after car, especially with lower miles. Tack on the awesome looking AMG bits and you have one really great looking, desirable package. Despite this, it’s not likely authentic. There’s a line that it was factory equipped with the AMG body kit and sport suspension, and indeed if you scroll through the pictures there are the AMG-spec springs. Outside the AMG-spec body kit is one of the best looking available and really sharpens the lines of the W124 into a more aggressive stance. But is it a real AMG?