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

1994 Mercedes-Benz E500

The W124 Mercedes-Benz 500E/E500 needs no introduction here at GCFSB. These brutes rounded out the German super saloon triumvirate, along with the BMW E34 M5 and Audi C4 S4/S6. They are also the exception to the rule that says Mercedes-Benz coupes and convertibles hold resale values stronger than sedans. Clean, unmolested examples are highly prized and this example for sale in California strikes a good balance between low mileage garage queen and clapped out, high mileage runner.

1994 Mercedes-Benz on eBay

1994 Mercedes 500E the original Autobahn Stealthwagon. In 1991 Mercedes introduced the high-performance 500E (W124.036) Designed and jointly built with Porsche, each 500E being hand-built by Porsche, and transported between the Mercedes plant and Porsche’s factory in Zuffenhausen over and 18 day build cycle. In 1994 the 500E was mildly face-lifted and the brakes were improved and re-badged the E500. Production totaled 10470 cars and concluded in 1995.

The 500E had a naturally aspirated 32 valve 5.0 liter V8 engine producing 322 hp and 354 ft lbs of torque which delivered performance of 5.5 seconds to 60 MPH. This sports car acceleration and its handling and braking prowess so impressed the automotive press they labeled the 500E a “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.” Because of its wide track and subtle flairs, limited production, hand-built construction, and joint provenance with Porsche; the 500E is already considered a “classic.”

The particular 500E has under 75k miles, and is a local SF Bay Area car from new, no accidents, clean CarFax and never smoked inside. Cosmetics are very nice and the car is all original; no performance or cosmetic enhancements. It has the heated seats. Tires are Michelin Pilot Sports and brakes are quite new. If you are looking for a really nice “classic” that you can drive comfortably daily and that hides its skills in a subtle looks; this is your 500E.

If you can find one with under 50,000 miles on the clock, these 500E/E500 sedans can usually command prices in the $25,000 to $35,000 range. Those cars with around 75,000 to 100,000 miles are still in demand, as these are Mercedes-Benzes that were engineered to a point, not a price. With no reserve, we’ll probably see this car sell anywhere in the $14,000 to $20,000 range; more than likely bringing a figure between $16,000 and $17,000. Smoke silver is a tame color for this fast Benz, but it’s not a hue that offends. That might hold back bidding just a bit.

-Paul

1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Coupe

Speaking as a former Mercedes-Benz owner, the styling direction that the house of the Three Pointed Star has taken as of late leaves a bit to be desired. One particular disappointment I had was when the current E class coupe returned, replacing the CLK coupe. It is no longer a true pillarless coupe. True, both front and rear windows roll down without and the car is sans B pillar, but there is a small, fixed pane of glass at the rear that just looks like it doesn’t belong. The new C class coupe isn’t any better, as it has a fixed B pillar and resembles the Honda Accord coupe just a bit too much. As sad and retrograde as it may seem, I long for the old Mercedes-Benz, specifically cars like this W124 E320 Coupe. Simple in design yet elegant, it harkens back to a time when Mercedes-Benzes were engineered to a fault and were produced in much smaller numbers.

1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Coupe on eBay

1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Coupe. Only 44,427 miles. Heated front seats, sunroof. Rare, one owner white over gray coupe. This E320 comes with a complete service history performed by a local Mercedes-Benz dealer.

Highlights Include:

A new engine wiring harness at 44,413 miles ($2,200)
A new mass airflow sensor @ 44,373
A new timing cover seal, valve cover gasket and head gasket @ 39,820 miles ($1430)
A new front cam cover seal @ 37,602 miles ($663)

The pictures do not do this car justice! We encourage you to come see it in person if you are serious about a purchase. It is immaculate! Please note there are many shadows cast on the vehicle due to the conditions in which the photos were taken. If you are unclear of anything please contact us PRIOR to placing a bid!

This car has resided in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which is the northern suburbs of Philadelphia. It’s a rather wealthy area with roads and traffic conditions that wouldn’t be too harsh on a vehicle. Looking at the service records and the service advisor’s name, I can tell this car was serviced where I bought my last Mercedes-Benz, Keenan Motors. I never had a complaint about that dealer, as they were attentive to maintenance issues I might need to address in the near future and wouldn’t go out of their way to gouge me on repair costs. The mass air flow sensor and engine seals are rather common repairs, but I would inquire with the dealer regarding the wiring harness issue and if they have further information as to why this fix was carried out. I would say this car is about $4,000 to $5,000 overpriced, as you can get newer CLK coupes for similar money. Then again, the CLK is no W124. The color is a bit pedestrian but I’m a fan of this car, if not for its rarity, then for its stoic charm.

-Paul

1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E

The 500E is one of the most complete cars I’ve ever driven. When I was in college, I was fortunate enough to test drive this legend at a specialist dealer. Even though the car I drove had 110,000 miles on the clock, in true Mercedes-Benz fashion, it felt solid as a rock. The suspension in this car alone was a revelation; comfortable enough for highway cruising yet tight enough when you wanted to be aggressive. To explain how the engineers pulled this off would probably be as hard to explain how gravity works. This car left an impression on me and every time I see one come up for sale, the little devil on my shoulder tells me to forget about the maintenance, fuel and insurance costs….just do it. This 1993 500E is for sale right in my backyard and it’s calling my name.

1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E on eBay

1993 Mercedes 500E: A joint production between Mercedes and Porsche. Here is the chance to own one of the cleanest and most cared for 500Es.

A little history, the prior owner received the car as part of a settlement many years ago and she spared absolutely no expense caring for it, none! The car was stored in a garage on 5th Avenue nearly all its life, it was always serviced at MB of Manhattan or EuroMotorcars in Bethesda on occasion. I have paperwork on the car that includes all the maintenance performed since its original purchase in addition to the owner’s manual svc stamps since ’93. I have all the major services documented since original purchase, including the latest 60k maintenance performed at the dealership to the tune of $1,100+ when the car had 57k; transmission flush was performed at 52k. Documented engine harness and water pump replacement.

All major equipment/parts on the car are 100% original i.e., engine, transmission, and body… Engine runs super smooth and transmission shifts like butter. Everything functions inside/out, cassette deck has the occasional hiccup but radio and cd player work perfectly. A/C blows ice cold and heat works great. It has never been driven in rain or snow, no rust/corrosion anywhere and the car lived a sheltered life as stated. No accidents/bodywork and paintwork is all original. Interior shows no signs of wear w/ a few minor blemishes on wood that is merely unavoidable on these cars. I have all three original keys, owners manual, documents, and MB dust cover. When I took possession the dealership recommended as general maintenance to update some parts, so I did right away. Below I will list what has been updated:

Parts & Service

New updated O.E.M. MBenz Engine Harness- Originals were known to deteriorate over time ($1,300+)

Front Rotors and Brake Pads
Caps and Rotors
Windshield Washer reservoir pump
Interstates best battery that came recommended for this car
Mobile One Synthetic
Car just passed a stringent VA Safety and Emissions inspection last month.

I know this is an extraordinary example of a very rare car, only serious buyers please inquire, I will do my best to answer your questions. Pictures do this car no justice so once again serious buyers please feel free to set up an appointment with me.I will do my best to assist with shipping if required in any way that I can. $1,500 deposit will be required at time of purchase. I have set a low reserve on the car considering what I paid and money I personally invested thereafter.

Over the past couple years, I’ve seen some 500Es advertised at stratospheric prices, sometimes close to or over the $40,000 mark. Usually Mercedes-Benz sedans command less than their coupe and convertible brethern, but this is one special Mercedes and enthusiasts know. This car’s asking price is refreshing; well within reason given the mileage and condition.

-Paul

1993 Mercedes 500e Hammer For Sale

I typically leave all things Benz to my peers here at GCFSB.  It’s not that I don’t like them, I am quite smitten in fact.  It’s just that they are all so damn knowledgeable I figure it best to leave these cars to the pros.

However, for every rule there is an exception.  The Mercedes 500e “Hammer” is the exception to that rule.  Built as a joint venture between Mercedes and Porsche this partnership involved shipping these cars back and forth between factories during each 18 day build.

The result was a world class sedan powered by 5.0 liter V8 capable of 0-60 sprints in the 6 second range.  That is so very quick for a car that weighs almost 3,800 pounds.  Here is an excellent two owner example for your viewing pleasure.

1993 Mercedes Benz 500E Hammer:

More about this car –

“This auction is for a beautiful 1993 Mercedes Benz 500E HAMMER. It has 105k original miles on it.

Clean Title * CarFax Certified  * 2 OWNER CAR!!!

This 500E is in excellent condition. All of the electronics work correctly.

THIS IS THE ULTIMATE CLASSIC MERCEDES – LESS THAN 1600 MADE IN 1993 – VERY FEW OF THEM WERE WHITE

The suspension feels tight, the motor and transmission run very strong, and the car drives perfectly.

This Mercedes has been meticulously maintained. I have most of the Service History

FIRST OWNER KEPT THE CAR IN A HEATED GARAGE.

STUNNING CONDITION – YOU CAN TELL ITS AN ENTHUSIAST’S CAR

I KEPT IT IN THE GARAGE AS WELL

CLEAN CONDITION – BEST COLOR COMBINATION AVAILABLE!!!

The paint color is Bright White and is in excellent condition. The interior is Light Grey Leather.

EXCELLENT CONDITION WOOD TRIMMED INTERIOR – NO CRACKS OR BROKEN PIECES – STILL VERY GLOSSY

The interior shows very little to almost no wear.

LAST YEAR OF PRE-FACELIFT W124

NO ACCIDENTS – NO DAMAGE.”

This looks like a fantastic example.  The exterior still shines like new and the interior looks like a car half its age.  Bidding currently sits at $13.1k with the reserve not yet met.  The seller has it listed for $17k elsewhere so I have to think $15.5k could get it done.  That is a lot of German engineering for the dollar.  I will be curious to see where this one lands.

~Aaron.

1994 Mercedes-Benz E320

Those that know me are aware I have a weakness for certain vintage Mercedes-Benzes. Interestingly enough, it’s not always the flashy coupes and roadsters, but rather, the sedate sedans that pull at my heart strings more. Having grown up with a 1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E in my parents’ household, I’ve admired the W124 for its no-nonsense looks and stout chassis. I’d love to have another one someday and while the legendary 500E would be the one I’d choose, more than likely my wallet would steer me more towards a six cylinder variant, and preferably the face lifted version that appeared for the 1994 model year. This later model 1994 E320 for sale in the Mid-Atlantic region is not the most mint condition example out there, but with a bit of TLC it would make an excellent daily driver.

1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 on eBay

1994 Mercedes E320. No reserve auction, highest bidder wins! Original 101,942 miles. Yes, those are original miles. No accidents, non-smoker, rust free, adult owned. Well maintained, no warning lights. No leaks, clean and clear title plus Carfax in hand. Runs, drives and looks great. Engine starts and runs perfectly. Transmission shifts very smooth without any hesitations or jerkings. These straight 6 cylinder engines are well known to go over 300k miles with regular oil changes. I personally drove this car and found it to be in outstanding condition.

Features: automatic transmission, ABS, airbags, power windows, cruise control, power locks, power mirrors, power steering, power seats, tan leather, sunroof, alloy wheels and more. Please note that this is a used vehicle and it does have minor wear and tear. Front bumper cover is broken as seen in picture but does not effect how it runs.

Since this is a no reserve auction, I would estimate that anywhere between $3,500 and $4,000 should take it, given the car’s cosmetic faults. Cleaner, lower mileage examples, with exception of the 500E/E500 can sometimes change hands for $10,000 or more, depending on what engine might lie under the hood. Provided it has a well documented service history, this E320 could be a great first Mercedes for someone seeking a car that is durable, fairly simple and won’t break the bank.

-Paul

1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E

The W124 Mercedes-Benz E class was one of those rare instances where the replacement for a legendary model, the W123, almost surpassed its predecessor’s reputation for solidity and reliability. One of the lesser known models was the entry level 260E, or later 300E 2.6, with the same engine as the W201 190E 2.6. Clean, early W124s are becoming more rare, and I was surprised to stumble upon a well maintained one owner example right in my backyard.

1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E on eBay

Up for auction is a perfect example Mercedes E260, legendary W124 in superb condition. I deal with a lot of older Mercedes vehicles and this one is one of the best I have ever had. Mercedes has a real reputation for building some of the safest and most reliable vehicles on the road and this one is no exception. Mercedes vehicles are known worldwide for their reliability and durability. This Mercedes is truly masterpiece in design, engineering and quality. This vehicle was assembled in West Germany. The quality of this vehicle is without any questions, the best. Mercedes vehicles are assembled with precision, knowlege, love and pride. I can tell that the previous owner took care of this Mercedes with the same attributes. I can say and even provide real statistics that the quality of this vehicle easy surpass any Japanese vehicle without any doubt. Please take a look at this beautiful Mercedes E260. This car was definitely garaged since it left the assembly plant. This is because the quality parts and assebly. No rattles or any strange noises. The Vehicle drives like a small tank. The interior of this car smells like new. People who ever had an experience with Mercedes cars should be familiar with authentic smell of Mercedes interior. When you sit down, please look around, close your eyes. You will smell the real wood and rich leather only produced using the best components available on earth. It can be fully opened or it can be opened in vent position. Simple and genius. Since this car was garaged most of the time, there is no rust on vehicle at all!!! The are no dents on the body and no paint work! This Merc was never envolved in accident.

Everybody knows that the price for the gas these days is not a joke. This vehicle has inline 6 cylinder engine. This engine gives you great fuel economy and at the same time it is powerful enough to move this vehicle quickly. This vehicle is very economical on gas. The engine starts and sounds perfect. The engine has an excellent sound. When you drive it, you know that you drive Mercedes and be proud of it! Transmission shifts the way it should in proper manner. All electronics work properly. Visual Display Organizator does not have any “check engine” light. All power doors work as they should. All the interior light work as they should. I would define this car as showroom condition. Also, this car has a low milage and Auto Check shows very high score. This is a original milage vehicle. This is also one owner car. This car can be purchased for daily use or as a collection to your garage. This is your chance! This vehicle is true Mercedes. It is built like a small tank. Low Milage. Garage kept. It has a real steel, wood, leather and other high quality components. Made in Germany. Good luck bidding on this beautiful Benz. I will also take reasonable offer. I can also assist a shipping for this vehicle.

I really enjoy watching these no reserve auctions as it’s a great, up to the minute indicator for the used market. I really like this 260E, because it is classy in a staid, unpretentious sort of way. The colors are right and with a good history, it should have many years left for a new owner to enjoy.

-Paul

1991 Mercedes 300CE Koenig Widebody Ken Griffey revisit

This car has been up for sale numerous times, I even posted it on this blog over two years ago.

Something strikes me as odd that this car hasn’t traveled in those two years, the mileage hasn’t changed much. In fact it has covered less than 5,000 miles since 1997, stashed in a collectors garage. One of the times the car was on eBay, in Fall of 2009, it had apparently sold for $8,700, but looks like that sale didn’t go through. Now it is up for sale for $12,500.

If you disregard the strangeness of the fact that no one seems to want to drive this car, the price is not too shabby for a genuine low mileage Koenig car. If this was a big body Benz with that mileage buyers would be more likely to bite. Plus this one was owned by Ken Griffey Jr. as indicated by the custom speedometer gauge face, which should appeal to some people.

The dark green paint is a unique color, but the custom yellow striping and boy racer trunk lid spoiler are kind of a turn off. Of course if you are in the market for a Koenig car you aren’t interested in being inconspicuous.

The current owner purchased the car earlier this summer from the collector who had basically parked it since 1997. This seller had some work completed to make the car more road worthy. It looks like it could still use some work to fix the handling and touch up some paint and chrome issues. Maintenance on this should be a breeze as it still sports the standard 3 liter inline six of which parts are plentiful.

If the right collector finds this it might sell at the opening ask price. More likely though I bet it goes through with no bids, which is strange when you think about what a new Koenig Specials conversion cost. The rareness of these cars coupled with the low mileage of this one may tickle a collector looking for an investment the right way, but lets hope the car doesn’t get locked up off the road for another decade.

1991 Mercedes 300CE Koenig Widebody ex Ken Griffey on eBay

~Evan

Good looking 1994 Mercedes 400E

Not everyone can afford to jump into the 500E market. For those who still want the stately looks of the W124 and the rumble of a V8, but at a significantly lower price take a look at this 400E. The 500E’s little brother rarely gets the spotlight so when I saw this looker I thought I’d throw it a bone.

The 400E deserves some of the praise given to the 500E, it is no slouch in the engine department. The 4.2 liter V8 puts out close to 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of  torque. If you take the electronically limited speed of the 500E into account the 400E has the same top speed of 155 m.p.h. The smaller 4.2 won’t jump off the line as quickly, but is just as comfortable out on the highway.

The car seen here has been given a much more aggressive look thanks to 18″ rims that tuck under the fenders thanks to lowering springs. Smoked taillights and front signal lights complement the dark gray paint. The 1994 also comes with the updated grille for a more modern look. It has some new maintenance parts, like brakes, that the next owner won’t have to worry about. It has had an accident that meant a new trunk lid and rear bumper work. It looks like a Remus or other aftermarket rear exhaust is on the car. The owner doesn’t give details, but it looks like things have been repaired properly. The owner indicates that the car has been cared for well. The 77,000 miles on the car are less than you would expect on one of these.

The car currently sits at $5,600 with no bids and a reserve. No real investment potential here just a fine looking set of wheels and a chance to get in on V8 Mercedes ownership.

Good looking 1994 Mercedes 400E on eBay

~Evan