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1994 Mercedes-Benz E36 AMG Cabriolet

Update 5/7/19: This E36 AMG Cabriolet sold for approximately $36,000.

RM Sotheby’s is going all-in on their Youngtimers Collection auction on April 11th in Essen, Germany which features 85 cars from the ’80s, 90s and 2000s that will make your heart bleed. As much as I’d like to go through all of those cars, because believe me, there are some gems, I’d thought I would pick one or two to take a closer look at. Today’s car is a very rare 1994 Mercedes-Benz E36 AMG Cabriolet. This car was originally delivered to Luxembourg of all places and is reportedly only one of 68 W124 E36 AMG Cabriolets ever built. It is painted in one of my favorite colors, Malachite Green Metallic, and has everything you could want from a 90s AMG car. How much is this predicted to hammer for? Quite a lot. I guess I’m not the only one drooling over this car.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1994 Mercedes-Benz E36 AMG Cabriolet at RM Sotheby’s

Year: 1994
Model: E36 AMG
VIN: WDB1240661C153574
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 125,484 km (77,972 mi)
Price: No Reserve Auction

One of only 68 E36 AMG Cabriolets built
The first post-merger Mercedes-Benz and AMG product
Desirable Malachite Green Metallic (249) over a Beige leather interior
Delivered new to Luxembourg
Amongst the rarest AMG models

Interesting to see this car wasn’t treated as a garage queen and surely shows some wear. I guess when you live somewhere as picturesque as Luxembourg you have other focuses in life instead of keeping your carpets clean, but who knows. The almost 78,000 miles surprised me and it surely looks like it has that. The driver’s side door isn’t lining up perfectly straight, the exhaust isn’t hung up the entire way and the engine bay probably has never had a detail in its life. Other than that, I don’t see much to object about. The classic lines of the W124 Cabriolet with AMG Monoblocks will never go out of style and the price is certainly going to reflect that.

Sotheby’s has this car offered at no reserve with a projection between €55.000 – €75.000. That is a lot of Euros for something like this and is projected to sell for much more than some other heavy hitter 90s AMG cars offered in the same auction. Given it’s rarity I can see that, but the bidders might have their Euros allocated for one of the other jaw dropping autos. Then again, there is a lot of money running Europe and I’m sure that this one isn’t going to go cheap.

– Andrew


  1. Erich
    Erich April 12, 2019

    Interesting and rare vehicle for sure. Love the color, but not the black top. Looks like it needs a proper detailing and some minor mechanical freshening under the hood.
    it’s probably been hiding away in somebody’s collection for ages and all of the hydraulics, rubber and fluids need help.

  2. JimmyinTEXAS
    JimmyinTEXAS April 12, 2019

    Great color combo and the interior looks really great. I saw a few chips in the paint but much less than any vehicle I have with fewer years on it. Really hard to judge paint with pictures taken in the rain. I would have thought an auction house as big as Sotheby’s would have an inside place to take pictures in case of rain.
    The corrosion on the top of the radiator mount gives me pause, but daum, I like this car.

  3. ace10
    ace10 April 12, 2019

    Hammered @ 32200EUR ($36500) including the buyer’s vig.

  4. Andrew
    Andrew April 13, 2019

    Looks like their estimate wasn’t very close. Thanks for the info Ace.

  5. Audifan
    Audifan April 13, 2019

    I also love malachite green MBZs and very much like the black top on this Cabriolet, but the light color interior totally kills it for me.
    In order to get a W124 with a non
    creme-beige interior I had to look outside the usa. I got lucky and found my 1992 230E in Japan. It has green cloth interior. Absolutely gorgeous looking combo.

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