Lot 286 - 1993 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||132,932 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,280|
The debut vehicle for this line was the 300 CE-24 Cabriolet, built until 1993 until it was succeeded by the E320 Cabriolet which became a classic in its own right during its production period. What is more, it had the potential to become a genuine piece of automotive history since its production period was relatively brief and numbers built were relatively low. The design stems from their four-door counterparts with modern features such as the eccentric-sweep panoramic windscreen wiper, independent suspension and highly advanced safety systems. It is worth noting that the rear passengers benefitted from extendable headrests that could be electronically raised and lowered from both front and rear passenger compartments. These were also disguised roll-over hoops in the event of an accident. If un-extended, they automatically deployed in 0.3 seconds if sensors detected an 'unusual angle of attack'. The convertible roof stowed away under a rear panel leaving nothing above the body to disturb the cabriolet form.
This fine automatic example is presented in the classic and most desirable colour combination of blue with a matching blue leather interior - the same combination used in all the Mercedes-Benz advertising at the time. A comprehensive main agent service history is also included as well as an MoT test certificate valid for a full year. The hood is in excellent order and the bodywork is described by the vendor as rust-free. A wind deflector can be found in the rear passenger compartment alongside memory seats and Continental tyres all round. The stereo is a high quality aftermarket unit by Kenwood and comes with an additional cd multi-changer unit.
'Honest John', an impartial and highly experienced motoring reference specialist, described this model back in 2006 as 'a beautiful and appreciating classic.'
Historics has no reason to disagree.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.