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1990 Mercedes-Benz (W124) 300CE-24V
This 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300CE-24 (C124) Sportline is a complete and unmolested example of one of Bruno Sacco’s enduring designs. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 3.0-litre inline-six-cylinder engine which sends 162kW/265Nm to the rear wheels. It’s fitted with a five-speed automatic transmission. The odometer currently shows 138,432 miles.
Mercedes-Benz introduced the W124 range of vehicles through the mid-to-late 1980s as the E-Class-sized executive car. It bridged the entry-level models like the W201 and sat below the flagship S-Class. It was available in a number of body styles but none other are quite as desirable as the coupe which was designated C124. The blocky Bruno Sacco design defines its 80s period, but was interestingly one of the most aerodynamic shapes of its era. The six-cylinder powerplant under the bonnet stocked enough power to keep sports cars honest, while the experience inside was one of luxury with leather appointments and electric amenities. The car is known for being over-engineered from new, with reliability and build quality being strong points. Sportline cars such as this one were fitted with sports seats, quick ratio steering, a lowered ride height and associated sports suspension.
This C124 Sportline wears a suitably-80s white colour scheme on the outside and is upholstered with black leather in the interior. It is described as completely original without any aftermarket modification to take away from its as-delivered specification. However, it is fitted with a Sony head unit in place of the original. A sunroof was fitted from factory and the car was optioned with woodgrain interior accenting. The car rides on a set of iconic 17-inch Monoblock alloy wheels which come wrapped in Toyo Proxes tyres.
Delivered new as a UK car, this vehicle was personally-imported to Australia in 2008. It retains its original data card which details its delivery and shows it’s a true Sportline example. The current owner purchased the vehicle 12 months ago and set to work repairing it ready for sale. It has recently been to Northern Star Mercedes where it was mechanically serviced, with most of the front end being replaced, new ball joints, control arms, all bushes, and brake lines. Brand new tires have recently been fitted to the Monoblocks and the car will undergo a roadworthy before sale.
Exterior condition on this C124 is very clean with next to no signs of damage observed. The white paintwork displays in fantastic order without obvious marking or denting over the panelwork. The owner maintains that it’s a rust-free car aside from one point of surface bubbling beginning to appear. The badging and exterior trims have fared relatively well over time, though some plastics have begun to tarnish as is common with Benzes of the era. Most notably the bumpers show some fading. Some wheels display minor curb rash.
The cabin has also fared very well for a car of its age and mileage. The black leather shows in good order and the seats retain their original shape, while some wear is identified on the seat bolsters. The burl woodgrain trim shows in decent condition but some cracking is evident. The driver’s seatbelt presenter is missing. Door trims and carpeting appear to be in fine condition.
This car will be sold with receipts and a set of ‘Gullideckel’ wheels with new tyres.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria until 23/5/22. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number and it is not recorded as stolen or written off.
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