1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Coupe

If someone told me that I could have any car made in the last 30 years in factory fresh condition, a W124 Mercedes-Benz would be high on my list. When I was younger, my father had a 1992 400E and I remember the car fondly. Not only was it built like a bank vault, but this was the first year for the 4.2 liter V8. The car was quite the Q-ship and spanked quite a few people off the line at lights. While it wasn’t the bahn stormer 500E/E500, the 400E proved to be a very capable cruiser. I might have made a few modifications, however, and those would have included wider tires to help put the power down a bit better along with uprated brakes.

Another W124 favorite of mine was the coupe. Sold in small numbers from 1988 through 1995, these were offered in the US solely with inline six cylinder power. With Mercedes’ classic pillarless coupe design, these were a go to car for those who wanted personal luxury that was a bit more subdued than what BMW or Porsche had on offer at the time. This E320 Coupe for sale in Massachusetts has a tick over 18,000 miles on the clock and does its best to blend in with the Smoke Silver paintwork.

1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 on eBay

1994 Mercedes Benz 124 chassis E320 coupe, 702 Smoke Silver with cream beige leather upholstery, only 18,500 miles, 3.2 litre 217hp in-line 6 cylinder engine, automatic transmission, anti-lock brakes, climate control, “all” power convenience options, factory sunroof, optional ASR traction control, heated front seats, original Becker radio, original owner’s manuals and spare keys, one of 825 E320 coupes imported in 1994. Nationwide and international delivery arranged from our suburban Boston showroom. We reserve the right to end the auction early if the reserve has not been met.

This car is being offered by a prominent classic car dealer outside of Boston that I am familiar with. It has been for sale for a few months and the price was recently been dropped by over $6,000. In fact, they have two other low mileage W124s for sale, a 1995 E420 and a 1995 E320 estate. Both were reduced in price as well. While all three of these W124s are fantastic machines, I probably wouldn’t spend over $15,000 for any of them, even if they are as close to new as you can get. Chalk it up to market reality and the fact that I don’t have money to burn.

-Paul

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

1995 Mercedes E320 with C36 Swap

I can’t claim to be the most well-versed writer on GCFSB when it comes to Mercedes, but I do fancy myself an inquisitive life-long learner. Along those lines, whether it’s a W210 E55 or a W202 C36, the lethal bloodlines of AMG continue to blow my mind. The latter is the centerpiece of this wagon heart transplant, holy grail to all who believe in sleepers just beyond stock. Badass wagons are an instant +1 in gearhead culture. So what better than to throw a 276hp, 3.6L straight-6 (originally designed to contest the E36 M3’s smaller and less powerful 3.0L I6) into an innocuous grocery-getter. Sounds like the basic ingredients for a heavy dose of KICKASS.

1995 Mercedes E320 w/ C36 swap for sale on Denver Craiglist


From the mechanic seller:

Rare 124 chassis wagon powered by a really rare low mileage (115 k) AMG engine & transmission transplanted from a C36 AMG. Not a soccer mom’s wagon any more, unless she’s Danica Patrick. 3rd row seating folds down as will the middle row seats to make an expansive cargo area. You can camp in this car. Factory roof rack with an included ski/bikeand a receiver hitch to take an included 4 bike carrier make this an impressive weekend warrior machine. Equipment includes tinted windows, MP3 compatible 8 speaker stereo, prewired for an included XM receiver, retractable / removable factory cargo cover/dog net, electric seats & windows, cold A/C, 16″ Mercedes factory wheels with great tires. Any new parts needed when swapping the engine were replaced. Mechanic owned, it’s in better shape than any other one you could find. New ceramic brake pads for no nasty black dust & squeal typical on most Mercedes. The engine & trans were resealed in the swapping phase, there’s not a drip of anything under this car. All new service items were included too, of course. Mobil 1 oil & filter, transmission filter & synthetic fluid, spark plugs. Two front airbags & SRS seatbelts along with ABS brakes & legendary Mercedes body safety designs make this a very safe car for you, friends & family. Full disclosures: the car has 200,000 mile on it. I swear you can’t tell by looking. It’s a beautiful head turner, inside & out. There’s not a single crack in the dashboard. There is some cosmetic cracking in the (real) wood trim piece at the shifter. The window tinting has scratches in a couple of spots, not that you’ll really notice, especially while driving. There is a wear spot on the driver’s seat where it’s practically invisible except when cleaning the car. The body is pretty darned good but you’ll see a couple of dings. It’s used & meant to be used. The glass is very good, even the Genuine Mercedes factory windshield is only a few months old. Will consider Mercedes trade.

Despite the inherent caution required with engine transplants, stuffing an AMG engine in the most mundane of MB 124 wagons is the stuff that all true car enthusiasts should respect. The only thing this car is missing is some AMG Monoblock wheels, which would hint at the potent AMG engine but keep the clean Mercedes look. All in all, if the car is truly drip-free and well done, $8k sounds like a good deal for a kickass wagon. AMG offerings like the E63 wagon are increasingly hard to come by with each passing generation, so why not go even more lowkey with a wagon that has the chance to waste the contemporary and humorously-similarly-named E36 M3? No shill of Nike, but just do it.

-NR

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

1995 Mercedes E320 Wagon AMG 3.6

Here is a  nice transplant conversion. Take one of the superb W124 wagons and pull out the stock 3.2 liter six and drop in place the bored out 3.6 liter 275 horsepower version from the C36 AMG.

The conversion was probably fairly easy as a handful of the AMG built engines were dropped into various iterations of the E class straight from the factory as the E36. The engine looks absolutely at home and very few would guess this wasn’t a stock engine bay.

This car has just under 200,000 miles on the body and the donor engine, pulled from a same year C36, has 115,000.

The car is rust free and looks really clean for a car of its mileage. The deep blue paint looks good and is a suitable color for sleeper of this nature. Surely not as swift or as surprising as some of the recent German uber wagons. A 95 packing close to 300 horsepower is still likely to turn a few heads.

The interior is also clean and comes with the removable dog cage for the rear cargo area as well as the removable rear cargo cover, both are great options to have. Fold down the seats and you have plenty of room for hauling or sleeping.

These wagons have a good following. The ask on this one is $8,500. That might be a bit high for this car with this mileage, a stock E320 wagon in good driver shape can be had for $5,000. It is hard to know what kind of premium that addition of the 3.6 liter adds. All around this looks like a practical car for the family man who longs for an unaffordable E63 wagon, but still wants something fun and unique with authentic AMG pedigree.

1995 Mercedes E320 Wagon AMG 3.6 on eBay.

~Evan

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

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet

Following up to the clean, low mileage Mercedes-Benz E320 sedan just featured, here is a very mint example of the first Mercedes-Benz four seat convertible manufactured since the early 1970s: the E320 cabriolet. Just shy of 3,700 examples were produced in this last year for the W124, featuring the venerable 3.2 liter inline six producing 217 hp. This example has yet to see the better side of 60,000 miles and it shows.

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Convertible on Hemmings Motor News

This E320 Cabriolet is painted in rare #721 Moonstone Gray Metallic with a Gray leather interior and black cloth top. A limited production hand-built car, this example has only 57,000 miles. No accidents ever with clean CarFax. All original paint. Meticulously maintained by its owner and used as a fair-weather driver only in Wisconsin summers and Florida winters. Must see and drive to appreciate.

It always amazes me that given how few E320 cabrios were produced, there always seems to be a wealth of clean, low mileage examples for sale. The asking prices for these models have always been strong, but $28,500 seems a bit optimistic. If this car had under 20,000 miles and was close to showroom fresh, maybe I could see it. But realistically, given the current economy, a value of closer to $20,000 seems more reasonable.

I will say that this car speaks to me, and quite loudly, because my 1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 was painted this very hue, Moonstone Gray Metallic, and it is a fantastic color. Subtle, with a hint of mauve about it in the right lighting. Ever since they appeared in 1992, the W124 E class cabriolet was a favorite of mine. I have no doubt that someday, when my economic and living situation changes, I will be searching for a clean, lovingly cared for example like this very car. And maybe I’ll be lucky enough to get it in Moonstone Gray.

-Paul

1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 with 64,000 miles

Until this January, I had been a Mercedes-Benz owner for the past 10 years. I have to say, as a consumer loyal to the marque, I’m not too pleased with the styling direction Mercedes has been taking the last several years. Where to start? Well, the new C class coupe can’t help but make me think Honda Accord Coupe, many models suffer from too much needless chrome in an effort to up the bling factor and the SUV offerings I feel have watered down the bread and butter sedans and wagons.

This, however, doesn’t stop me from loving the classics, though. After growing up with a 1992 400E in the household, I have been quite the fan of the W124, especially the 500E/E500. I’m always on the lookout for clean examples of any variant, and here is a well cared for late model E320 for sale down in Texas.

1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 on eBay

One owner from Houston and has been pampered and garaged! This was an extra vehicle for the previous owner and the mileage is consistent with its limited use. The paint is in excellent condition and it is apparent that this car was garaged and meticulously-maintained. The tires on the vehicle appear to have been recently replaced. The interior of this vehicle is virtually flawless. All interior functions have been tested and the only thing I could find that does not operate is the drivers seat forward/backward motion (tilt seat/back position work fine) This vehicle runs like it has 10,000 miles on it. The owners manual has been kept up to date with service records/dealer stamps.

As of writing this, there is a little over four days left in the auction and it hasn’t met the reserve. I’m guessing the seller has the reserve set around $5,000 to $6,000, which is about what average examples of this E class sell for. Given the cars history and pleasing color combination, $8,000 doesn’t seem too unreasonable, but if a buyer can get this for right around $7,000, I’d say it was a good buy. This is a car that will last a lifetime, even at almost 20 years of age.

-Paul

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Coupe

Another week on eBay, another car turns up that makes me wish I had extra garage space and funds. Of all the W124 Mercedes-Benzes, the coupe was my favorite. The rarity of them along with the classic pillarless profile just wins me over. Knowing this car would keep trucking for many more miles due to the reliable 3.2 inline six is just icing on the cake. Here’s a clean example with 76,000 miles out on the left coast.

The seller states:

Very rare 1995 Mercedes E320 coupe. 1 of 307 made for the last year of the w124 series. The car is Black Pearl with black leather. It was purchased (leased) new in 1995 at the Beverly Hills Mercedes. At the end of the lease it was turned back into Mercedes with 34009 miles on it, at this time MBZ of San Francisco purchased it and certified it in April of 1998. It was sold to a gentleman from Marin Ca. who was dating a salesperson at the dealership and he had the vehicle for 10 years until I bought from him, so the Mercedes has never left the state of California. It has been perfectly maintained! It amazingly solid without even a rattle after 16 years, last of the hand made Mercedes!

According to NADA, clean retail for a 1995 E320 coupe is hovering around $8,500, Kelley Blue Book is at about $7,800. The buy it now price seems just a tad high, but honestly, if I was in the market, I wouldn’t hesitate putting $10k down on something like this, given it’s history, condition and rarity. The convertibles are nice, but the last of the W124 coupes are the rarest of the bunch and are fast disappearing. Hopefully this one finds a good home.

-Paul