1991 Mercedes-Benz 230E W124
Mileage: 30416 miles
Back in the late eighties and early nineties Mercedes was known for one advantage over all other manufacturers – rock solid build quality! No shortcuts were taken and it wasn’t uncommon to see Mercedes’s running past 600km’s on the clock…some taxi’s even made the magic milestone of a million kilometers. You can just imagine how tight and rock solid this Mercedes 230E feels with only 30 000 kilometers on the clock – yes, you read right; 30k on the clock!!!
Advanced for its time, the W124 took the best parts and ideas from previous higher models in the Merc line-up to produce what was the best E Class to date and widely considered to be the top marque in this category of cars. Concepts that seem small today in comparison like the single windscreen wiper reduce wind noise and increased surface area coverage for cleaning the screen. An E Class with underbody plastics to streamline airflow and reduce the drag coefficient thus improving fuel consumption. This was the era where car manufacturers really started making a string of varieties on one platform. The W124 had many models to choose from and the picky automotive consumer was born.
This lovely 2 tone Mercedes looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor. Red paint almost 30yrs later that is as bright as the day it was sprayed shows testament to the build quality levels throughout this Merc – and of course, a sheltered life has preserved this particular model too. The second last year that this model was produced, it’s the right one to have by many standards. The medical kit, tool kit and carpets are all untouched…the engine bay looks like some concourse winner. Its uncanny that something can be this clean!! Stickers haven’t seen a day’s wear and tear!
If you looking for the best example you can find to add to your collection, this must certainly be it. Priced relative to condition and mileage, there is some small wiggle room, but take it from us – come and see the car if you truly interested.