1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Convertible with Renntech Conversion
We are in the process of downsizing and need to reduce our toy collection; boat and motorcycles are gone, next is this beautiful Emerald Green 1995 MB E320 Cabriolet.
Introduced in 1984, the W124 was Mercedes Benz's all new midsize model that replaced the much loved W123. Featuring all new aerodynamic styling by the renowned Bruno Sacco, the new model offered the latest and greatest in safety, technology, and handling. Featuring the new five link rear suspension that is still in use today, the W124 has one of the lowest levels of drag by a passenger car and was available as a sedan, coupe, wagon, and convertible. Known as the A124, the convertible was a spectacle of engineering and featured a redeveloped body structure and an impressive hand built convertible top; the Cabriolets were pricey when new (~$80K) and still hold incredible levels of value that is only increasing today. This is a hand built Mercedes; this car will only go up in value. With only ~6400 of these cars sold over a three year period and being the first MB convertible sedan since 1971, the 1995 E320 Cabriolet is a popular classic.
The original owner, located in Austin, TX, had the car converted by RennTech in April 1999 (at 77K miles) to AMG specs at a cost of $32K:
—3.6 liter displacement, 281 HP (up from 3.2 liter, 217 HP)
—Limited slip differential upgrade
—Lowered RennTech suspension
—Car has been driven ~55K miles since engine & suspension rebuild
I have owned this stunning 1995 E320 Cabriolet since 2010. Due to other commitments (& other toys), I have only driven it for ~13K miles during the last 11 years. The body is in excellent condition, the top is good but shows minimal wear at the fold points, the interior original leather is in good condition except for some cracks in the driver's seat; the car has heated seats, power windows and locks, cruise-control, a Pioneer Bluetooth radio (the upgraded factory OEM Becker Radio is available) & still has the original manuals & tool-roll. I have most maintenance records starting with 1999 as well as a clean Carfax report. In 2013 the convertible top hydraulics were rebuild ($5300), the main heater control valve replaced in 2017 ($1100) and the A/C compressor replaced in 2019 ($1050).