STUNNING E320 SPORTLINE CABRIOLET WITH AMG FULL OPTIONS INCLUDING STRIKING MIDNIGHT BLUE & GREY LEATHER.
MODEL YEAR: 1993 | COLOUR: MIDNIGHT BLUE METALLIC | INTERIOR TRIM: GREY LEATHER | 52,000 MILES | SOLD
MODEL HISTORY & PRODUCTION
Launched some 30 years ago, this contemporary Classic was described as elegant, spacious, refined, and surprisingly entertaining to drive, it’s still regarded as one of the finest four-seater drop-tops there has ever been, and remains hugely sought after.
The W124-series sedan was launched in 1985, followed in 1986 by the wagon, and in 1987 by the coupe. The cabriolet debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1991, going into production in early 1992. Mercedes hadn’t built a four-seat cabriolet for 20 years and what a sensation it created.
A facelift in 1993 moved the ‘E’ in front of the engine designation, modernised the styling, and brought new engines including four-cylinder units and a 3.6-litre AMG unit. It stayed in production until 1997, two years after the saloon and wagon had been replaced.
Some 40,295 124-series cabriolets were built. Thanks to unimpeachable build quality and generally diligent owners, survival rates are still quite high. Their relative rarity and high desirability means they’ve never been exactly cheap, but prices are on the right side of affordable all the same. A good one, especially with the rare Sportsline package, is as cast iron an investment as you’ll find.
First delivered by Normand (Mayfair) Ltd Park Lane to a London Prince on 4 August 1993 in the desirable Midnight Blue with enviable options.
STANDARD & EXTRA COST OPTIONS INCLUDE:
904 - MIDNIGHT BLUE
268 - GRAY LEATHER
221 - ELECTRICALLY OPERATED LEFT FRONT SEAT
240 - OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE GAUGE
242 - MEMORY & ELECTRICALLY OPERATED RIGHT FRONT SEAT
249 - AUTOMATIC DIPPING INSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR
281 - STEERING WHEEL WITH SPORTS DESIGN & GEARSHIFT LEVER IN LEATHER
283 - DRAFT DEFLECTOR
362 UK RHD SPECIFICATION
425 - 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
443 - TEMPOMAT CRUISE CONTROL & ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE STEERING COLUMN
524 - PAINTWORK PRESERVATION
570 - FOLDING ARMREST TO FRONT
580 - AIR CONDITIONING
600 - HEADLAMP WASH WIPER
653 - SPORTS CHASSIS WITH 8-HOLE LIGHT ALLOY WHEELS
744 - DARK BLUE SOFT TOP FABRIC
873 - HEATED SEATS FRONT
952 – SPORTLINE
Accompanying this E320 is a superb history file, which shows just three registered keepers and includes a comprehensive main dealer service history, complete with MOTs dating back to 2004, various other documentation, and private registration transfers.
A no-expense-spared approach to its upkeep is evident by the number of main dealer invoices for numerous works over and above routine servicing.
Notable service, enhancements or preventitive works include:
- Automatic transmission torque converter renewal.
- Hydraulic power roof pump.
- Head gasket renewal.
- Engine wiring loom renewal.
- Repair & repaint of AMG front Bumper, rear bumper & Side Skirts.
- Repaint in its original colour to factory fresh condition.
- Refurbishement of AMG alloy wheels.
- Detailing under chassis components.
- Reconnolising leather interior.
The comprehensive service history and its low number of owners maes this a very desirable and collectible E320.
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF PURCHASE
This vehicle has been prepared better than new, as it has received an in-house professional detail by Lux Detailing. It comes with the option of enhancing this to a full Gyeon Ceramic Coating, and protection for the glass, fabric roof, carpet and leather, forming the final preparation for sale.
This vehicle is available for viewing in our showroom in Great Leighs UK, near Stansted Airport on an appointment basis. It would complement any car collection, and represents a good acquisition opportunity.
WARRANTY & FINANCE AVAILABLE
Stock Number: U183+44 (0) 1245 363700
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