Lot 254 - 1988 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||170,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,509|
- One owner from new
- Power Hood
Mercedes-Benz expanded the well regarded W124 E-Class range to include a stylish coupé version launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 1987, featuring a lower roofline and pillarless side treatment in the best Stuttgart coupé tradition. Built on a slightly reduced wheelbase, the interior was redesigned to accommodate four adults with individual rear seats and unique touches – including the automatic arm that offered front seat passengers their seat belts and set the coupés apart from their four-door cousins. With open top cars making a comeback in the latter part of the 1980s, Mercedes-Benz engineers set about adding a cabriolet variant to the W124 line-up, extensively reinforcing the coupés bodyshell to make it more rigid, without compromising safety. In fact there were over 1,000 modifications to the cabriolet’s body, including a system of protective head restraints, activated by a computer, in the event of a rollover. The hood was typically well finished, with heated rear glass and beautiful fitting, folding into the boot to completely disappear when stowed, while a wind deflector and power mechanism were two extra cost options.
This one owner from new vehicle, is presented in metallic silver with grey leather interior and comes with a black electric hood. The car was originally purchased in Guernsey in 1988 and the mileage is genuine according to the owner. These cabriolet models have gained in popularity and have become very retro to some and certainly at no reserve, this particular car is supplied with a V5C registration document and is a great everyday form of transport at an extremely reasonable price.
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