1991 Mercedes-Benz (W124) 300CE-24V
This 1991 Mercedes-Benz (W124) 300CE-24V Sportline is a German super sled complete with a set of enviable period correct mods. Under the bonnet is a 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine which outputs 162kW/265Nm to the rear wheels. It’s fitted with a five-speed automatic transmission which allows a zero-to-100km/h sprint of 7.8 seconds and a 237km/h top speed. This example currently displays 129,883km on its odometer.
Mercedes-Benz introduced the W124 line in the mid-1980s to bridge the gap between its entry level models and the flagship S-Class. The Bruno Sacco design is arguably best viewed in coupe format, like this 300CE-24V. A sporting coupe at heart, the W124 scored a smooth in-line six-cylinder engine with enough power in its day to keep sports cars honest. It was also a sumptuous experience inside, with comfortable sports seats equally fit for motorway cruising or back road blasts. Many of the features debuted on the W124 were world-firsts and became Mercedes-Benz staples such as the over engineered single windscreen wiper, remote-folding rear headrests, and one of the most aerodynamic bodies of the time. Sportline cars, such as this one, were fitted with sports seats, quick ratio steering, a lowered ride height and associated sports suspension.
Finished in a Blue Black metallic over a black leather interior, the specification list attached to this car is a standout. It features a genuine Wald body kit, genuine Hella smoked heckblende rear reflective panel, H&R springs with Sachs rear shock absorbers, genuine pre-merger AMG Aero 1 17-inch wheels with Goodyear tyres, and genuine pre-merger AMG exhaust. This is in addition to standard equipment such as heated leather front seats, burl woodgrain trim, rear blinds, convenience function, and a Blaupunkt stereo system.
It was imported to Australia from Germany in July 1996 as a personal import by its first Australian owner who was based in Western Australia. It was then parked up for some time after being converted to right hand drive. Being purchased by its current owner roughly 18 months ago. Since then all maintenance and servicing has been completed by Bip’s Tyre & Auto in Pascoe Vale, Victoria. Its last major service was a year ago in which the ignition amplifier module was replaced, a new battery was fitted, and rear Sachs shocks were fitted. Gearbox seals were replaced three months ago along with a new water pump.
Exterior condition is described as very good to near-excellent. Some age-related marks and scratches can be seen on some of the paintwork, though the paint still shines smartly in the light. It would benefit from a good detail and polish. The body kit fits snug and is undamaged, while the heckblende smoked reflector panel looks in excellent order. All four AMG Aero 1 wheels are clean and unmarked of damage and the Goodyear Eagle tyres retain a good amount of tread.
The interior of this car presents tidily. Some stress marks and scratches can be seen on the black leather upholstery, though there is no cracking. All burl woodgrain veneers look in excellent condition and there is no discernible cracking to the dash. Some minor issues are found on this car such as the driver’s side seat belt feeder which only works intermittently, as does the Hirshman aerial. The sunroof can sometimes stick and operate slower than normal. All accompanying documentation and receipts will be supplied with a successful sale.
This listing is to the best of the sellers knowledge and is not misleading or deceptive 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 under a club permit and is not transferable. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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