Lot 207 - 1996 Mercedes-Benz E220
|Odometer reading||116,990 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,280|
Mercedes-Benz introduced the 'E-Class' to the market in 1985 with the cabriolet version available from 1991. The W124 series was designed to last many miles with awards actually presented and received for high mileage versions. Much of the 124's engineering and many of its features were advanced automotive technology, incorporating innovations that have been adopted throughout the industry. It had one of the lowest drag coefficients of any vehicle at the time due to its aerodynamic body which included plastic moulding for the undercarriage to streamline airflow beneath the car reducing fuel consumption and wind noise. It had a single windscreen wiper that had an eccentric mechanism at its base extending the wiper's reach to the top corners of the windscreen. The coupés and convertibles had optional rear headrests that would fold down remotely to improve rearward visibility when required.
This fine automatic example was supplied new in 1996 with a very high specification including full lumbar support, heated and electric front seats, black leather interior, air conditioning and cruise control. Finished in silver with a black convertible roof and black leather interior, this Mercedes-Benz E220 has a full service history and is supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate which expires in February 2015. This is a very useable modern classic that will bring many miles of enjoyable motoring to the new owner.