1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E

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Year:  1989
Miles:  142,549 miles
Model:  W124 300E 
Exterior Colour:  Astral Silver
Interior colour:  Black Leather

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A lovely, usable example of one of MB’s great cars; the W124 300E.

 

Finished in Astral Silver with black leather interior, this W124 also has electric seats, alloy wheels, leather steering wheel and gear knob, electric sunroof, illuminated vanity mirrors and headlamp wash/wipe.

 

This 300E is effectively a three owner car as the first owner was MB dealer, Greenoaks of Slough.

According to the service book, this car was given its PDI at Greenoaks on 26/10/89, making it one of the very first face-lifted W124s with the cladded lower half and updated interior – the facelift was first shown at the September ’89 Frankfurt show.

We believe that this car was a showroom car for Greenoaks to represent the revised W124 as it was PDI’d in October ’89 but not registered to Greenoaks until November 1990.

 

The first owner kept the car 16 years, the second 10 years and we supplied the car to its third owner five years ago.

The car has a fantastic, full service history, the book contains 34 stamps from new and has just been serviced. The transmission fluid and filter along with brake fluid have been regularly changed. The head gasket and radiator have been replaced in 2014 and the exhaust recently. We have just replaced the coolant, thermostat, rear brake hoses and brake fluid along with the service.

All books and manuals come with the car. HPI clear and an excellent MoT history.

 

Recent MoT with no advisories.

 

The bodywork is nice, straight and tidy as the pictures show. More importantly the underside is excellent with no corrosion. The inner wings and jacking points are excellent.

The interior is in very good order and original, still with its ribbed over mats.

The car drives very nicely indeed, with plenty of performance, smooth gear changes and a fantastic ride.

 

Good W124s of all types are getting harder and harder to find today, particularly with the desirable six-cylinder engine. This low -owner example has clearly been very well looked after, which is reflected in its condition today.

 

 

Option Codes

 

221 – Left front seat electrically adjustable

222 – Right front seat electrically adjustable

240 – Outside temperature indicator

280 – Steering wheel and gear knob in leather

412 – Electric tilt/slide sunroof

420 – Automatic transmission

430 – Headrests in rear

543 – Illuminated vanity mirrors

570 – Folding armrest

584 – Electric windows

600 – Headlamp wash/wipe