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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E

A few weeks ago I checked a wonderful Signal Red Mercedes-Benz 560SEC. I explained that on some Mercedes, red looks pretty good and suits the car well. Other cars, like sedans, red is a pretty tough sell for me. Encase you haven’t noticed by now, this 1991 300E that I am looking at today is painted in that same Signal Red. It is a very clean W124 that has under 100,000 miles and I really dislike it. Let me tell you why.

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Year: 1991
Model: 300E
Engine: 3.0 liter Inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 88,690 mi
Price: $14,900 Buy It Now

W124 is the Mercedes-Benz internal chassis-designation for the 1984 to 1995/96 version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class as well as the first generation to be officially referred to as E-Class. The W124 models replaced the W123 models after 1984 and were succeeded by the W210 E-Class after 1995. GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1991 Mercedes 300E for consideration. This old school Benz is coming to you in a bright red exterior paint and paired with a tan interior. This is a great running vehicle inside and out powered by a strong 3.0 Liter V8 engine and paired with a smooth shifting automatic transmission. Loaded up with leather wood trim air conditioning cruise control airbags power windows tachometer ABS brakes AM/FM radio power sunroof power door locks rear window defogger tilt steering alloy wheels and much more. This is an Arizona car as you can see from our photos the undercarriage is dry and clean. The exterior paint looks very deep and shines like new after receiving a full professional detail. A great driver that will not disappoint please call or email us today for more information on this 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E. To see over 80 photos of this car including under carriage please visit our website

Yikes. This W124 is bordering on offensive territory for me. I don’t get why Mercedes went with two different shades of red on this car. The Signal Red on the majority of the car is OK I guess, but the lower cladding in a different shade of red is extremely odd. Add in some worn out chrome wheels and this is a ghastly combination. This isn’t uncommon either with the W124. We featured a 300TE 4Matic in the color combination last year and while it doesn’t look as bad, it still seems really odd to me. The Palomino interior isn’t helping me like this car either as I think it only clashes with red paint and the chrome wheels. The old tinted windows aren’t helping matters either. This might be a perfectly fine car, but you’d have to force me to buy it. It’s just all too much for me.

The even stranger thing is the asking price for this car: $14,900. Yes, $14,900 for a regular 300E with 88,000 miles. I can literally go find a W124 500E for a few grand more than this. I don’t know where this seller got this number at but surely they are shooting for the moon. You could cut this price in half and I still think it would be too expensive. I know clean W124s are starting to come hard to find, but not at this level. Not almost $15,000.

– Andrew


  1. Christian
    Christian February 9, 2018

    Color and chrome kill this car for me.

  2. MR K
    MR K February 9, 2018

    Agreed. Signal red is a hard sell for me on any benz, let alone a sedan. The chrome wheels are an automatic deal breaker for me as well.

  3. KevinR
    KevinR February 9, 2018

    Replace the wheels with some 17″ AMG wheels. (Yes, I know that is easier said than done.) Remove the lower body cladding and paint Signal Red to match the rest of the car. Get the window tinting removed or replace with a modern tint. Drive secure in the knowledge that your car will stand out in an otherwise boring sea of black, white and silver Mercedes sedans.

    Job done.

  4. Brad
    Brad February 9, 2018

    Wheels can be swapped, fellas! The two-tone was something MB was doing then. The tinting would have to go. I’m glad this inline six is really a V8!

  5. sean9c
    sean9c February 9, 2018

    Have seen that color combination in real life, odd but interesting. Still way to gaudy for a 300E. Black interior would have worked better. Also about $10k overpriced. And it doesn’t have a 3.0 liter V-8 per the listing.

  6. Woodie Man
    Woodie Man February 9, 2018

    Call P Diddy

  7. Jeff Miller
    Jeff Miller February 9, 2018

    I’ve heard many not-so-good stories about this dealer.

  8. John Campbell
    John Campbell February 9, 2018

    3.0L V8? I hate dealers. Idiots!

  9. Bryan
    Bryan February 9, 2018

    @Jeff Miller, please elaborate. I have seen a few cars here that I like in the past.

  10. Ed Kellock
    Ed Kellock February 10, 2018

    I think the cladding and interior should both be changed to a matching dark grey color of the grey cladding of the other two-tone iterations.

  11. Ian
    Ian February 14, 2018

    Hi! Thanks for the feature. That car is at one of my companies showrooms. The car is quite nice in person, but I do agree that color combination is a bit much for even me. (I’ve only owned 80s-90s mercedes) The price is primarily due the car being sold on consignment and the customer wanting to get that number for his car. It has been for sale for quite some time now an I wouldn’t be surprised to see an adjustive price soon. Thanks!

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