These beautiful cars were the last of the top spec 124 coupes derived from one of Mercedes’ best eras. The classic Bruno Sacco styling has never gone out of fashion, and as time has passed the cars have started to look more stately and elegant than ever.
This late model example of the C124 is located in Adelaide, South Australia. Recently purchased by a vehicle wholesaler, its previous lady owner had the car for 13 years, and clearly did little driving. The car’s odometer and records confirm it has travelled less than 160,000km in its 27 years on the road. This is an Australian delivered car, and comes with its factory log books and three original keys. According to the seller it drives well, and all systems are in good working order, including the air conditioning. When new, the 320 CE in Australia retailed for $168,200 (we delved into the 1993 Wheels magazine archive to check - see image in the gallery). Not quite as shocking as the C140s which were up near $300,000, but nonetheless you could have probably purchased an apartment in Sydney in 1993 for the price of this car when new.
When we come across 320 CEs advertised in Australia we always pay attention. The 320s are relatively rare, and this example really grabbed our interest as we’ve seen several of the cars sell in the past 24 months at similar or higher prices than what this car is asking, but with many more digits on the odometer. However, as those who love old Benzes know, Kilometres travelled are not necessarily an issue for these cars. Rather, it’s more important to confirm a vehicle’s service history. This one retains its original log books for the perusal of those who wish to conduct some due diligence.
With this car located in SA, unfortunately we haven’t had the opportunity to inspect it, or obtain our own photographs. However, we have requested additional photographs from the seller and hope to have those soon, so prospective purchasers can get a better idea of what they are looking at. It may not appear so from the images, but the leather trim is apparently in great condition. I note we have also inquired as to whether the wiring harness on this example had ever been replaced, and note the seller could not confirm. A review of the log books may reveal whether or not this has occurred.
For those around Adelaide, this is certainly a car worth taking a look at. For more information, contact Alan by signing in and hitting the “contact seller” button at the top of this page.
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