1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE with 25k miles

$_57

One of my favorite Mercedes-Benzes of all time is an obscure one. The W124 Coupe. These cars were the automotive equivalent of a three piece suit garnished with an avant garde tie or fancy watch. Just a little bit of zip to liven it up. Four place seating and a pillarless profile were this car’s hallmarks, with a 3.0 liter inline-6 under the hood for US bound models that would be usurped in the final two years of the production run for a 3.2 mill. This 300CE for sale in New Jersey is another one of those time warp vehicles, having covered just over 25,000 miles in 24 years.

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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE Cabriolet

While BMW was lighting up the sales charts with 3 series convertibles like the one we featured yesterday, Mercedes-Benz reintroduced drop top, four-place motoring to their lineup in 1992 with the 300CE Cabriolet. While the 3 series convertible was for those who liked a bit of sporting attitude in their daily drive, the E class cabriolet was for those who wanted a more reserved al fresco motoring experience. This was a car to be seen in, encouraging a serene driving manner rather than zipping about as if your pants were on fire. This 300CE in a rich combination of Smoke Silver over Dark Brown leather has that old money look to it that resonates to the connoisseur.

Year: 1993
Model: 300CE Cabriolet
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 17,835 mi
Price: $32,900

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This 1993 Mercedes 300CE Cabriolet is finished in Smoke Silver Metallic Exterior with Dark Brown Leather Interior and Convertible Top. Only 17,835 miles. Nearly $80,000 original MSRP. All Original, Clean CarFax. Stored Winters, in like new condition. This 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE Convertible was built in Germany on May 13, 1993 and originally delivered to Mercedes-Benz of Memphis (Tennessee). It was delivered on June 22, 1993 to a local Memphis owner, where it was perfectly cared for and minimally driven. That first owner kept the car until September of 2002, when the car only had 8100 miles. The second owner was an older gentleman, also based in Memphis. He kept the car until June of 2004, when the 300CE only had 9,166 miles. It was subsequently purchased by a seasoned automotive enthusiast and all around knowledgeable car guy in 2004 which is who we bought it from.

This 300CE Convertible is extremely clean and is in as-new condition. It has been both cosmetically and mechanically maintained to a fastidious level throughout its entire life. It has never seen snow/salt and has rarely seen rain. You will not find a nicer and better documented 300CE/E320 Convertible. It is 100% stock and unmodified. The car is well-equipped, with automatic climate control (with cold A/C), heated seats, CD changer, power/memory seats, cruise control, and integrated rollover protection. All original tools, owner’s manual, window sticker, records, etc. are included. The Mercedes-Benz 300CE was introduced for the 1993 model year and was the company’s first four-seat convertible since the 280SE Cabriolet which was last offered in 1971. Only 766 300CE Convertibles were built in 1993 and the car cost nearly $80,000 when new $77,855. It features seating for four adults, a 217 horsepower 3.2-liter inline-6 engine, and a 4-speed automatic transmission.

This is a Mercedes from the era of old school, over-the-top build standards. It offers open-top motoring for four adults at a fraction of the cost of what the car sold for new. Full Specs: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE Convertible Exterior: Smoke Silver Metallic (702) Interior: Dark Brown Soft Leather (263) Options: -LF Orthopedic Seatback (404) -Seat Reinforced, Left (561) -Seat Reinforced, Right (562) -Dark Brown Soft Top (746) -Electric Heated Front Seats (873) -California Emission Control Equipment (494) Total Production 6140 for the three years in the USA. USA production for the three years, 1993 766 1994 1698 1995 3676

These were pricey machines in their time, some optioned examples exceeding $80,000 when new. It’s not surprising, then, that these are some of the most valued W124 models barring the limited edition, high-performance 500E. With under 20,000 miles on the clock, we’re not too far off in terms of value on this one, however, given that it’s an earlier, pre-facelift model, that may hold it back from getting top dollar versus a later model.

-Paul

1990 Mercedes 300CE 3.4-24v AMG Widebody

1990 Mercedes 300CE 3.4 AMG2

This car was spotted by our reader Allen. The word Hammer gets thrown around by sellers on Benz and AMG cars that don’t really have anything to do with the original Hammer. The seller of this car uses the Hammer description a couple times in their advertisement. The AMG Hammer was a very specific model of the W124 that featured a thumping V8. As such this six cylinder car is not a Hammer, but it at least gets a lot closer than other things I’ve seen called Hammer and this is a rare car.

1990 Mercedes 300CE 3.4 AMG2

Year: 1990
Model: 300CE
Engine: 3.4 liter 24 valve inline-6 AMG
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 75,564 mi
Price: $21,900 Buy-It-Now

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1990 Mercedes 300CE 3.4 AMG2

This is original AMG compleate CE model 3.4L Hammer wide body version. This is not kit car but factory AMG compleate car Sold in Japan only 2 cars. US buyer => this car is 24 years old so DOT EPA required or wait until 2014 March (strage fee 170USD/month by our strage) to shipped out from Japan. EUR buyer => can import without any problems. Canadian buyer =>15 years already past so import without problems.

No accident original km. AMG Japan sold as a new car on 1990 July. Couple owners in a past. Dealer book, manual, records available. Well mainteined car, runs perfect.

1990 Mercedes 300CE 3.4 AMG2

The AMG 3.4 adds 50 or so horsepower on top of the standard 300CE bringing power up to around 275 with plenty of torque. A car like this would be a lot more fun with a manual, but these cars though lighter weight than modern Mercedes two-doors, are more setup for highway bombing than canyon carving. I’m sure with a properly sorted suspension though back roads could be a ton of fun. This car is located in Japan, where it was originally sold and those AMG Japan buyers seem to have a strong attraction to the duck bill trunk spoiler and as such this car comes with one. I’ve never been a huge fan of this spoiler, but it looks fine on a the W124 models and much better than it does on a big body W126 sedan.

The car comes with all the proper AMG pieces to ensure you are getting the real deal. AMG name badge on the engine air intake, proper West German labeled AMG logo on the dash. AMG steering wheel and speedo and even the original AMG break in period sticker in English and Japanese, which most certainly is a rare piece to still have with the car.

The car looks good, the seller says it is all sorted. The black/midnight blue color is great. The widebody coupled to the painted wheels and painted grille make for a nice presentation and a complete package. There is a lot of depreciation on this. In some respects the AMG name on a Mercedes meant a whole lot more back than it does now. No offense to AMG, but seeing an AMG car in the 1980s was a bit more special. There are other examples of this model that do show up to market every now and then, but regardless, the new owner gets a unique car.

~Evan

1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE Sportline

Before the integration of AMG engineering firm became fully owned by what has now become Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz began offered the Sportline option on a few of their models, including this car, a 1993 300CE coupe. This option provided buyers with features such as a quicker steering ratio and uprated suspension bits consisting of more aggressive struts, springs, larger anti-roll bars and firmer bushings. Also included in the package were alloy wheels that were a half inch wider and badging on the front fenders and shift knob. This 300CE for sale in Massachusetts is one of the niceset, lowest mileage Sportline car I’ve seen for sale in several years.

1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE Sportline on eBay

1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE Sportline Coupe with 31,031 miles. It represents the level of quality that is not meant for just anyone. It’s meant for the person who strives for a classy, comfortable, luxurious, practical and unique car. The very low mileage makes this vehicle incomparable to the other vehicles on the market. Not only the low mileage; originality and amazing cosmetic and mechanical condition set it apart from other offerings even in the higher price range. Any museum would be proud to own and display this car, but it is ready for the road if you choose to buy it as an every day driver. Why not? Over the years this generation of Mercedes cars proved to be reliable and cost efficient to own. These cars are still on the road driven by happy owner to hundreds of thousands of miles. Be sure to prepare yourself to get noticed in this ultra rare 300CE.

This is a 20 year old car that looks and drives like a new Mercedes. It will be an Antique Mercedes Coupe in 5 more years and will certainly increase in value. Should you decide to use it as an every day driver; our Service Department already addressed all potential concerns related to the age (tires, brakes, hoses, belts, fluids and other maintenance items) as well as known required updates – head gasket, seals and engine harness are all brand new. We even saved old parts in case new owner would like to keep original parts that came out of the car. All service work that was done on this car was documented with the records and digital photos.

Yes, this car has original factory paint on all metal body parts of the car. Front and rear bumper covers as well as plastic body cladding on the sides were refinished in black to match the body color. Original color of these parts on the 1993 Model Year Mercedes cars was dark gray metallic. We were told that this was done by the Mercedes dealer that sold the car originally. Interestingly, in 1994 Mercedes factory began to paint bumpers and cladding in the same color as the body of the car.

This car has rare Sportline Package. Mercedes-Benz offered this package in the North American market for the 1992-95 model year. The option package included sport seating, wider wheels (7″ rather than 6.5″) and lower profile tyres (205/60 x 15 rather than 195/65 x 15), quick ratio steering and a smaller diameter steering wheel, “Sportline” badges on the front wing moldings and gear knob, a slightly lowered ride height and a specially tuned suspension including shorter, stiffer springs, struts, anti-roll bars, and bushings.

A clean 300CE will run you somewhere between $6,000 to $12,000 these days. If you add in the low mileage factor along with the rare Sportline option of this car, we might be looking at a high point of $15,000. The asking price, as with many low mileage cars we’ve seen here on GCFSB is much too optimistic, regardless of how nice the car may be. Still, I’m a huge fan of W124s and the black on black combination gives this car a sleek look. They aren’t the sportiest cars, but they do everything rather well and with the Sportline bits, it would make for a nice long distance cruiser.

-Paul

1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE Cabriolet

After a production hiatus from the early 1970s on, Mercedes-Benz tried its hand once again at a four place convertible with the introduction of the E class cabriolet in 1991. When the 300CE cabriolet arrived in the US, it cost a staggering $76,500 in 1993 money. For this, you got a 24 valve, 217 horsepower inline six cylinder mill mated to a four speed automatic transmission and an innovative roll bar that consisted of two headrests that extended out at .03 seconds in the event of a roll over. There when you need them, hidden when you don’t. This 1993 300CE represents the first year this open top E class went on sale in the US and has a distinctly nautical feel about it in white with a blue canvas convertible top.

1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE Cabriolet on eBay

1993 Mercedes 300CE with only actual 52800 actual miles. This car has been very well cared for. Everything works as it should. There are no dents or dings. It just finished a 1500 mile trip with no problems whatsoever. These cars are very rare and finding one in this condition is
very hard to do. You can fly into OKC and we will pick you up and you can drive it home. It gets a lot of attention and is very fun to drive.

While some may prefer the later model W124 with its flush mounted grill and updated headlamps, I don’t particularly mind the earlier look of this 1993 model. Present day, these W124 cabriolets bring strong money. You’ll have no trouble finding a good example of a 300CE/E320 with under 50,000 miles in good condition, but be prepared to shell out good money for one. Anywhere between $17,000 to $25,000 will net you a very clean driver with mileage anywhere from 40,000 to 70,000 on average. Anything with under 40,000 miles in museum quality condition may run you close to the $30,000 mark. Asking prices over $30,000 can be considered a bit over the top. This 300CE, then, is priced very nicely for someone to enjoy what was the rebirth of four place open roofed motoring for Mercedes-Benz.

-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

Last minute 1988 Mercedes 300CE AMG monochromatic

This is just about to end, but it caught my eye for a quick post, I enjoy the monochromatic color schemes on my Benzs.
This 300CE looks particularly nice with a brown paint scheme that carries through to the refurbished, color matched AMG rims and brown interior. The 300CE comes with the nice 3 liter inline six which will provide enough go with reasonable gas mileage, not stellar on either account, but enough. What sets this ride apart from other 300CE cars is this one has a ton of documentation with it and the service records show a number of new parts. This one also has had the headlights replaced with euro spec units to make for the more aerodynamic and better looking front. It is clear that this car has been taken care and the 112k miles is low for a 1988.
With a cost new of $53,000 the typical depreciation has this car sitting at $6,800 with the reserve not yet met. This one looks like a really nice example. Prices are all over the map for the W124, this one won’t be sold on the low end price-wise.

1988 Mercedes 300CE AMG on eBay

~Evan

1990 Mercedes 300CE CE36 Renntech

This bright red W124 Benz has received the full Renntech treatment with lots of nice mods. Many of the stock 300E parts have been uprated with parts from the more performance oriented 500E, such as the flared fenders, spoilers, hood, and headlights. The stock brakes have been replaced with Brembo units from the SL600. Under the hood is a Renntech massaged 3.6 liter inline six featuring forged pistons, titanium rods, Schrick cams featuring 300HP. The rear diff has been replaced with a higher ration 3.73 unit.
Inside there is all sorts of custom bits, neon accents, subwoofers, tv, vcr, Playstation 2.
A previous owner of this car stated it had $50,000 in work into, $20k in the engine alone at that point the seller wanted $28,000 for it. The current owner picked up the car for $15,500 in 2010 so the current no reserve price of $7,500 seems like a deal, but would make me want to really make sure the engine is still running well. 114,000 miles are on the body.

~Evan

2 Unique Mercedes 77 450SEL Estate, 91 Koenig 300CE

1977 Mercedes 450SEL Crayford Estate Wagon on eBay

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With a clientele that included Sophia Loren, Crayford conversions on 1970s Mercedes are an exclusive beast. These costly vehicles came warrantied by Mercedes and were the way customers who wanted an estate wagon for their fancy sedan could have the best of both worlds. This particular car interestingly shows the ugly U.S. market safety bumpers, but has avoided the recognizable, though inferior U.S. market quad circle sealed beam headlights in favor of Euro spec H4 beams. The seller, presumably using the register of Crayford Mercedes found here: http://www.crayford-benz.org, claims this to be one of only two or three in existence.

91 Mercedes 300CE Koenig Special on eBay.

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I may be mistaken, but I believe that this is not the only Koenig Special Benz once owned by baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr. in existence. Koenig epitomized the Miami Vice over the top bad ass look when it came to mid 80s Mercedes. This later 1991, has the same flavor with the in your face widebody kit, but I think the look is actually better pulled off by slightly larger W126 bodied Benz coupes like the 560SEC. Occasionally you will see the widebody kits in metal, but more often they are fiberglass and after nearly 20 years it may show some spiderweb cracking up close. It is hard to say what the premium here is for the owner provenance, but it safe to say this asking price is a significant discount from new. A new owner of this Koenig Special vehicle will need to remember that, though most mechanical parts won’t be any harder to find than standard 3 liter Mercedes fare, replacing the massive 315 size tires on the rears will be a cost. Fortunately with a 6 cylinder engine, instead of the torque of a 5 or 5.6 liter from a 126 bodied car, burnouts should be easier to avoid. The big V8 Koenig Specials sometimes came with even more outrageous 345 meats on the rear.

~Evan