Lot 130 - 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 CE
|Odometer reading||124,570 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,016|
W124 is the Mercedes-Benz internal chassis designation reference for the 1985 to 1995 version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Due to the high cost of German engineering and build quality, the model was designed to last many miles with awards won by high mileage versions. Much of the 124's engineering and many of its features were advanced automotive technology at introduction and incorporated innovations that were adopted throughout the industry. It had one of the lowest coefficients of drag of any vehicle at the time due to its aerodynamic body that included plastic moulding for the undercarriage to streamline airflow beneath the car, reducing fuel consumption and wind noise.
Presented in Diamond Blue with a tan leather interior and dark walnut trim and steering wheel, this was supplied new by Rawsons TMS Ltd, Mercedes-Benz dealership in Tonbridge, Kent. Two other owners enjoyed the car until July 1992 when it was purchased by Mr. Ferris who then owned the car until 2015, some 23 years!
During his tenure, the car was serviced and MoT tested by SS Motors, Surrey specialists with stamps in the book from 1993 to 2006. Prior to this, it was main dealers. Mr. Ferris was an elderly gentleman however and used the car little, still servicing it regularly however. Since its recent purchase in 2015, the vendor has restored it over a full year and it is now described by him as "one of the finest C124's currently available." The screens often delaminate on this models and it should be noted that both screens have been replaced by genuine Mercedes-Benz parts. The wheels have been refurbished and carry new Michelin tyres, new mats can be found inside and the overall condition is excellent.
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