1988 Mercedes-Benz 300CE W124 – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Smart affordable classic: One family owned, recently serviced and fully functional

This late-model generation of brick-headlight Benzes seem to be coming into their own as of late; with increasing interest and curiousity observed by us amongst the wider market.

The W124 series was developed to fill the gap between the Mercedes-Benz’s simple compact cars and the larger and tech-filled S-class.

The new W124 shape first arrived in Australia in 1986, with prices for the 300E jumping from around $80,000 to $107,000 just two years later.

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The handsome two-door version, the 300CE, arrived in 1988, and took the range of W124s to new heights of sport prestige.

Costing $130,000 new, the slick coupe came packed with ABS, a sunroof, power front seat adjustment and leather trim.

This 1988 W124 300CE has remained in single-family ownership since new!

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30 years on, it presents very well with two-tone silver and bronze paintwork and cream leather interior.

It’s recently been serviced with the seller has pointed out that the sunroof and seat belt presenters are fully functional.

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W124 generation Mercedes-Benzes carry a bulletproof reputation – for good reason as they’re frequently known to spin the odometer up well past half a million kays without fuss, given proper routine maintenance.

If this 154,270km example has got some service history behind it, it could be a seriously good buy at $8,900.

The car is based in Tasmania, you can check out the full listing here!

 

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