Lot 293 - 1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Sportline Convertible
|Odometer reading||145,000 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,760|
The debut vehicle for this line was the 300CE-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 superb E320 Sportline convertible was supplied new in September 1995 with a number of optional extras including electric heated orthopaedic seats, air conditioning, cruise control, front centre armrest, walnut veneer centre console and door trims, walnut and leather steering wheel, newly diamond cut eight hole alloys with Pirelli P7 tyres, alpine radio cassette with boot mounted six CD changer and Hirschmann electric aerial. Finished in blue black with black electric hood and black leather interior, it has been fully maintained and has a full and comprehensive service history from Mercedes-Benz main agents and specialists. This E320 is supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this desirable Sportline model is a delight to drive and has the flexibility of being a very useable, everyday convertible.
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