1987 Mercedes-Benz 300CE
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A beautiful and very original 300CE from the first year of 124 coupé production.
First registered in October ’87 by SG Smith of Crystal Palace, it’s first owner was a Mr Cagdas of St. John’s Wood. The car is finished in Astral Silver metallic with black leather interior. It was highly optioned by Cagdas with air conditioning, electric/orthopaedic seats (driver’s with memory), electric steering column, cruise control and 15-hole alloy wheels. The options brought the new price to £39,614.79 – a considerable amount today and certainly eye-watering in 1987.
Today 87k miles are recorded and four previous owners on the logbook. All original books come with the car along with a full service history. There is a full service book and a folder full of receipts going right back to the original bill of sale.
When we acquired the car it had been in storage for a number of years. As such we have carried out a major recommissioning that included replacing all fluids and filters, suspension and brake overhaul, air conditioning overhaul, exhaust and much more.
As a result the car drives beautifully – powerful and smooth with an excellent ride and tight steering. These 300-powered 124s are really great cars to drive.
Having spent its life in salt-free London the body is in excellent original condition. It is 95% original paint and all original panels with no corrosion underneath. Even the original front wings are untouched.
The black leather interior is in excellent order and retains its ribbed over mats.
These first generation 124 coupés are fairly scarce now. Identifiable by the lack of chrome on the bumpers and Sacco panels and different style of seats, they were only made for 2 years before the first facelift in ’89. This highly original example is very nicely specified and has just been subject to a substantial overhaul. Ready for the next owner to drive and enjoy.
221 – Left front seat electrically adjustable
240 – Outside temperature indicator
242 – Right front seat electrically adjustable with memory
286 – Luggage nets
406 – Orthopaedic seats
412 – Electric tilt/slide sunroof
420 – Automatic transmission
443 – Cruise control and electric steering column
570 – Folding armrest front
587 – Air conditioning and front/rear electric windows
600 – Headlamp wash/wipe
640 – 15-hole alloy wheels