1993 300CE Cabriolet -- low miles -- California car
Price: - Item location: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: E-Class
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: 300CE
- Year: 1993
- Mileage: 100500
- VIN: WDBEA66E7PB899882
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 3.2 L M104 Inline 6-cylinder
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: White
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1993 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 300CEBeautiful 1993 300CE Cabriolet
New paint (2018)
All maintenance and repair records
Convertible hydraulics replaced in 2015
I bought this car from a southern California owner on eBay in 2016 and had it shipped to me in enclosed transport. It has been a second (sometimes third) car for me. It is a 3-season cruiser, kept in a garage throughout the snow season. Iâ€™m selling because I now have a W123 Coupe to take the place of this W124 convertible, and it's time to let her go. (Sooner than later -- which is why I'm going to bite the bullet and sell with a $0 starting price and no reserve.)
Listed for $79,000 new ($139,710 adjusted for inflation).
I paid $12,000 two years ago.
Iâ€™ve invested over $6000 into repairs and maintenance since then.
I am hopeful that Iâ€™ll get half of my investment back â€” but thatâ€™s up to the bidders.
Why so inexpensive?
Because the car has a few remaining needs. Because buying a classic Mercedes is a crap shoot, and and Iâ€™m a weak better. I console myself that itâ€™s a common story: I donâ€™t have the patience to chase down new fixes; Iâ€™ve already bought this carâ€™s replacement; I donâ€™t have the patience to list it on Bring a Trailer; Iâ€™m ready to move on. Iâ€™ve spent $18K on a car that is worth $13K fixed up â€”and itâ€™s not even all fixed up. So I will sell it at a substantial loss to a new owner who will spend a little time and money and get a great car at a discount.
To be as up-front as possible, Iâ€™ll list the needs first.
There is a short somewhere, such that fuses C and 9 blow or drain the battery. I havenâ€™t diagnosed the source. I just had my mechanic pull the fuses for now, when he replaced the battery two weeks ago. It doesnâ€™t affect driving, power accessories, or anything Iâ€™ve noticed except the stereo and interior light.
The convertible top is a recent replacement and still looks like brand new, but in a heavy downpour it leaks. I canâ€™t see the water coming in, but the rear passenger right side footwell can become damp in a heavy rain. Undiagnosed. Iâ€™ve just kept her garaged or under a car cover in weather.
One of the rear belt buckles (receiver) needs replacing.
The right rear window is inoperative.
Itâ€™s not a show car. A few pieces of interior plastic are cracked. The leather upholstery is buttery smooth and in terrific shape overall, but the passenger side has a 1-inch tear in the perforated leather seat material.
And the positives:
Restore and repaint (2018)
When rust appeared on the top of the rear quarters, near the convertible top opening, I took it in for extensive body work and a complete paint job in the original Spruce Green Glasurit paint. (Only the A-pillars still show original paint. You have to look really hard to notice.)
See receipt for this $4900 piece of work, and photo in the gallery.
Front-end work (May 2019)
right side control arm, tie rod, center link
New battery (May 2019)
Drives like an absolute dream.Plenty of smooth power from the 24-valve DOHC inline-6 cylinder engine. No noises. Everything feels right.
â€œItâ€™s no secret that the W124 is among the last of the traditionally overbuilt and over-engineered Mercedes-Benz road cars, a result of what had been decades of an engineering-first, marketing-second approach in which new modelswere built to a standard rather than a cost.â€
I not only recommend, but I request that serious bidders arrange a pre-purchase inspection, or even better, see the car in person. I believe that I've listed it accurately and I think once you drive it you'll bid more!
If winning bidder chooses to have the car shipped, I can assist with pickup by your carrier.