1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet
1995 showed Mercedes-Benz in their last year of a build that
consisted of cars that were over-engineered, and the E320 is the
true definition of this. With its folding German canvas top that
melts seamlessly into the chassis when lowered and done totally
automatically! Also 1 switch controls all 4 windows, and under the
hood was the 3.2 Liter inline 6-cylinder that was one of the
longest lasting engines Mercedes-Benz ever built.
For consignment, a documented low mileage car, (44,792 original
miles, however the title states 45,000 miles)...this car is merely
being broken in. Couple this with an owner that obsessively cared
for and maintained this car and always kept it safely stored in the
garage. You have a car that has a lot of value...low mileage, AND
Design wise ahead of anything else of its time, this Midnight Blue
painted car looks like the part of a well maintained and garage
kept treasure. A few visible scuffs and chips are noted throughout
but nothing bad enough to kick the car out of bed for eating
crackers. All panels are essentially perfect, and doors slam with
that quintessential Mercedes-Benz "thud". The blue canvas top works
perfectly going down but does occasionally stick and does not want
to go back up, and if you were not watching it, you would swear it
was never even on the car as it just totally disappears! When it's
up there is no visible evidence of bows or mechanisms. With
matching bumpers and premium chrome, this car screams you have
arrived, but not with the noise of its powerful engine or throaty
exhaust, but with just class, and quality of build. Very similar to
a debutante floating down the curved stairway ready to come out and
sign her name on the social register. Rounding out the exterior are
15-inch alloy wheels with a heavy amount of corrosion and clean
Beige leather wraps electronically adjustable seats and will
accommodate virtually any size driver. These seats have only
minimal wear in the form of age wrinkling, but no tearing or color
rub off. A burl center console houses the power window option,
power convertible top, as well as the seat heater switches, gear
selector, radio, AM/FM/Cassette player, and climate controls. The
electronic dash has virtually every monitoring light one could
imagine, and holds on to the analog speedo, clock, tach, oil
pressure, fuel gauge, and engine temp gauges. Fronting this dash is
the all business black steering wheel with levers for cruise
control, intermittent wipers, and steering column adjustment. More
beige carpeting floods the floors for both the front and rear seat
passengers and looks almost as good as the day it left the
Sindelfingen factory. Hand built, and a mere 3,000 produced in
1995, and you have something very special. My dear, increase the
output of the concerto music on the MB stereo.
A Mercedes M104 3.2 Liter inline 6 engine hand built produces 217hp
and is fed by EFI. On the back is a 4-speed automatic transmission
that sends power back to a 3.07 geared rear axle.
Some very light surface rust is showing up here and there, but it
is all definitely unremarkable. Ground effects per se with the
floor pans which are a nice patina factory black, and no rust seen
anywhere on these. Independent double wishbone suspension with coil
springs is upfront, and independent 5 link coil spring suspension
on back. Power disc brakes are on all 4 corners.
I climbed in and breathed in the personality that this car exudes.
Sometimes feisty, always ready for whatever, and one could expect a
stellar performance from this car when they were put to the task at
hand. This car performed beautifully for a 6 banger, and with the
top down I felt like a million bucks. An overall excellent car with
the only frowns being the aforementioned issue with the top, the
power antenna not working and the passenger's rear window only
going up from the rear passenger seat position.
Looking for a reliable sporty nimble convertible that will go on
for another 200 to 300K miles? Stop looking and get in here it's
going to go quickly just like it did on the test drive.
E-W124 E Class
66-320 Series Cabriolet
E-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
C-Sindelfingen, GE Assy Plant
235661-Sequential Unit Number
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