Lot 223 - 1996 Mercedes-Benz E220 Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||96,458 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
Mercedes-Benz introduced the 'E-Class' to the market in 1985 with the cabriolet version available from 1991. Much of the W124'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.
Originally supplied by Lancaster at Hertford and registered on 27th April 1996, the E220 Cabriolet has been very well maintained by the fastidious vendor and, as such, presents in excellent order throughout. The black paintwork is virtually unmarked as is the black leather trim and black hood. We are advised she drives very well with no known faults and she was last serviced on 15th July 2016 at 96,322 miles. Used very sparingly of late and always stored in a clean dry garage, this Mercedes-Benz is supplied with a V5C registration document together with an MoT test certificate valid until 31st May 2018 (no advisories). These W124 examples are exceedingly well built and very universal offering reliable everyday motoring if required or roof down open top cruising on a hot summers day.
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