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1989 Mercedes-Benz (W124) 300E
This 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E (W124) is a clean-presented and honest example of one of Bruno Sacco’s enduring designs. Under the bonnet is a naturally-aspirated 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine which sends 138kW/260Nm to the rear wheels. As with many Mercedes-Benzes of the era, this car is fitted with a four-speed automatic transmission. This car currently shows 284,091km on its odometer.
The W124 range of large executive cars now known as E-Class was built between 1984 and 1997 and encompassed a variety of body styles. It was intended to bridge the gap between Mercedes’ entry-level models and the flagship S-Class. In addition to the standard sedan the W124 range also introduced an estate wagon, coupe, and cabriolet. Much of its engineering was advanced at the time and the car featured one of the most aerodynamic bodies of its era. Other features debuted on the W124 were world-firsts and became Mercedes-Benz staples such as the single windscreen wiper and remote-folding rear headrests. The W124 is appreciated today for its iconic blocky design and its over-engineered nature.
This W124 wears a grey specification both inside and out and is shown in pre-facelift guise. There are subtle adornments on the exterior such as chrome wheel guards and mud flaps, while the interior is finished with woodgrain trim and an aftermarket Blaupunkt head unit. It has a sunroof and a heckblende rear reflector panel. There are no obvious modifications to this car. It rides on a set of original 18-inch alloy wheels which are wrapped in Goodyear tyres.
Built in March 1989 and delivered new to its first NSW owner in June 1989, this vehicle has since passed through the hands of four owners. Its most recent change of ownership occurred when the seller purchased it in 2015. The seller asserts that the vehicle is mechanically sound with no items of concern to deal with, however some reconditioning may be required given the amount of time the vehicle has been in storage.
Exterior-wise this 300E shows in nice condition with Anthracite grey paintwork retaining its gloss and reflection. Dark plastics of the bumpers, side trims, mirrors, and door handles appear weathered in some areas, as would be expected from a car of this age. There are various small scratches and chips that would benefit from a solid detail package, according to the owner. There is a scrape on the rear door that has been touched up, and there are no points of rust. There is a hairline crack in the rear bumper. No other rust items are present. The four wheels display curb damage.
Interior presentation has stood the test of time with original grey leather showing in good order without major marking or scratching. A minor hole in the leather of the driver’s seat bolster is noticed. The seats hold a good shape without noticeable creasing. Woodgrain trim elements show in good condition without flaking, while the dashboard appears unwarped. Some discolouration is seen on the arm rests on the door cards.
The car will be supplied with a suite of service books and manuals along with a single key.
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 unregistered and 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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