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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Estate

Wagon Week may be over here at GCFSB, but for me, I’ve always got five-doors on my mind. One of my favorite five-doors happens to be the W124 E class. While maybe not as utilitarian as its predecessor, the W123 estate, the W124 had the same rock solid build quality wrapped in slightly more modern sheet metal. This E320 estate for sale in San Francisco represents the final year for the W124. While it’s fairly common to find a few low mileage cabriolets and even coupes and sedans, many of the five-door E320s were used as intended – as a workhorse. Finding a mint one like this is a real treat.

Year: 1995
Model: E320 Estate
Engine: 3.2 liter inline six
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 87,851 miles
Price: Auction – No reserve

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Estate on eBay

Selling for no reserve…

Widely popular and very few in supply with low mileage. The 124 E class wagon is one of the best built Mercedes Benz wagons ever made. Sold new on November 14, 1994 San Francisco European Motors Mercedes Benz. Serviced at the dealer with maintenance booklet routinely stamped. This car has been well maintained through out its history. Garaged and in excellent condition overall. This car has never left the Bay Area.

Recently last month, I have repaired many of the major items that are common replacement issues on E class wagons:

*New head gasket
*New main wire harness
*New radiator
*New water pump
*New thermostat
*New coolant tank
*New rear tail gate shocks
*Fluids serviced

All of the major repairs have been performed to the highest standard by a Mercedes Independent shop. Receipts and records will be included with the sale. Car runs excellent and you can drive it home. AC blows cold but center vents not blowing cold air but cold air blows thru side vents fine. Outside temp reading not working. Car has good tread. Tires are Michelin. Brakes are good. Passes smog no problem. All of the electronics are working fine. Windows, door locks, speedo, odometer etc. Transmission shifts smooth and crisp. Email for more info. Clean title in hand.

With the all important wiring harness issue taken care of, along with a few other major repairs, this E320 looks like a pretty solid bet for someone seeking one of these modern classics. With no reserve, I’d suspect this E320 estate might pull somewhere between $6,500 and $8,500, as the W124 estates aren’t quite reaching W123 territory just yet.



  1. Wes
    Wes April 3, 2013

    Yeah, a nearly 20 year old M-B isn’t the best choice for a daily driver but the rear-facing jump seat almost makes it worth the hassle.

  2. KevinR
    KevinR April 3, 2013

    When it is a no reserve auction, it’s hard to find fault with the seller. However, from the excessive number of pictures of the driver’s side, it appears that the driver’s door has been painted. I’d want to find out more about that. Otherwise, it looks to be an excellent example.

    Now for my rant: I live in an area where Air Conditioning is not a luxury, it is mandatory. I am tired of reading ads that mention unresolved issues with the A/C system and then dismiss them as no big deal. If it’s no big deal, why didn’t the seller fix the problem along with all of the other things that were fixed? It also makes me wonder just how well the car has really been maintained.

    I’ll step down from my soap box now…

  3. Larry
    Larry April 3, 2013

    Solid W124 wagon, safe colors, reasonable price (so far). Several known maintenance and problem areas already addressed. I wish it was closer, and I wish I had the money – and an excuse – to buy it.

    I agree, Keven, not addressing the AC is a pet peeve here too. Of course, we know exactly why many sellers don’t deal with it (and try to claim it’s not a big deal). Repairing the AC tends to require a lot of time and money, and in many cases, a lot of expensive trail-and-error replacement of expensive components even at a reasonably competent shop. It’s so much easier to claim “the AC doesn’t blow cold, but it probably just needs to be recharged.”

    In contrast, something like replacing a head gasket is pretty black and white – not a ton of diagnostics or testing required, most good shops have the expertise, it’ll cost you a fairly predictable number of hours and dollars, and you pretty much know if the repair worked. Oh, and of course, you can’t readily convince most buyers that a blown head gasket is no big deal.

  4. Scott
    Scott April 3, 2013

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t all W124 wagons come with an often problematic self-leveling rear suspension? If so, that would be a major concern of mine in addition to the air conditioning.

    That being said, the want is strong. I passed one of these on the road not too long ago and I had a hard time taking my eyes off of it. It might be an acquired taste but I love me a well taken care of W124 wagon.

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