29th Nov, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

Lot 112

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E
No Reserve

Sold for £8,100

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: A3 0YC
Chassis No: WDB1240302A703084
MOT: June 2024

  • Only one lady owner from new
  • Credible 80,500 miles since new
  • Factory specified with electric seats, driver's lumbar support, air conditioning and electric sunroof

W124 is the Mercedes-Benz internal chassis designation reference for the 1985 to 1995 version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Due to the high cost of German engineering and build quality, the model was designed to last many miles with awards won by high mileage versions. Front suspension is by way of a separate spring and damper whilst rear suspension features the Mercedes-Benz multi-link axle introduced in 1982 on the 190 and now standard on many modern cars. Much of the 124's engineering, along with many of its features, were advanced automotive technology at introduction and incorporated innovations that were adopted throughout the industry.

Delivered new to its first and only lady owner in March 1988, this top of the range 300E was ordered with pretty much every option on the pricelist. The original invoice from the time of initial order was for £33,875 - that is the equivalent of £122,000 in today's money - it was quite a car. Painted blue black metallic and trimmed in grey leather, it has electric seats, driver's lumbar support, air conditioning and an electric sunroof - these extras came to £6,329 alone when new. He also added a Mercedes-Benz car kit, fully colour coded which added a further £2,100 and BBS alloys with locking nuts, although these are no longer fitted to the car. The history file comes with the old style logbooks and the current V5C, showing the private number A3 OYC which was put on the car in 1992 and which is being included in the sale. The file also includes the handbook for the fitted Motorola 4500X car phone. There are plenty of bills and invoices for care and maintenance and the service book shows 13 service stamps plus a PDI, the most recent dated 2002 at 75,727 miles. The odometer shows just c.80,500 miles. Most recently, it had a new battery fitted, the fuel tank was drained and fresh fuel added, new fuel pumps, pipes and relay fitted followed by spark plugs, leads, distributor cap and rotor arm.

The current MOT expires in June 2024. The vendor advises that the car ‘runs very well, with the engine performing smoothly’ but does advise that ‘the paintwork on the bonnet has gone flat due to age’. Other than that, the car looks very smart and at just 80,500 miles has years of service left. The vendor has decided to offer the car for sale at No Reserve after having a summer of fun around the Peak District.

For more information, please contact:
Lucas Gomersall
07484 082430


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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 29th Nov, 2023

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Tuesday 28th November 2023 from 12pm to 8pm
Wednesday 29th November 2023 from 9am

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