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Cheshire Classic Benz

Supplying the highest quality examples of classic Mercedes-Benz cars from the 1960s to 1990s

E320 Estate 3.2 litre 6 cyl 1994M – £6,450

Azurite Blue metallic, Grey leather interior, 4 speed automatic gearbox, factory air conditioning, driver and passenger airbags, front and rear headrests, front armrest, split-fold rear seats, fold-out child seats in load area, electric windows, electric tilt/slide sunroof, cruise control, walnut wood trim, roof rails, map pockets on front seat backrests, cargo net and luggage cover in load area, central locking, original 15” alloy wheels, radio/CD, rigid boot liner accessory, roof bars accessory, full service history, 162,000 miles.

£6,450

We have a particular liking for the W124 estate cars as they are now firmly recognised as a classic model, but are such practical and usable machines that they will fulfil just about any purpose that a motor vehicle can be put to. We always have at least one in our personal collection for daily use.

They were very expensive when new, and were typically the chosen transport for the affluent professional classes in the 1990s. Unfortunately we don’t find many that are in the condition we would want to purchase these days as most of them have slipped into the wrong hands in recent years, led a very hard life, and are now sadly departed or well past their best.

This highly optioned example was supplied new by Cruikshank Mercedes-Benz of Bristol and has had 10 previous keepers, one of which we sold it to in 2011, and another who is a personal friend of ours. Since 2016 it has been our own personal car, but has only covered around six thousand miles during that period as it has shared duties with our other vehicles. When a nice W124 estate comes along we can’t seem to resist buying it, with the result that we currently have five! Common sense dictates that we need to thin them out, so this one is now available to a new owner.

It is what we would term a ‘daily driver’, which to us means that it has a few insignificant faults and blemishes, but nothing that prevents it from being a very nice thing to own and drive, and can be used for the daily round without the owner feeling too guilty. Having said that it is still probably in the top few per cent quality-wise of the small number of W124 estates that are still on the road.

The servicing regime has been excellent, with 24 stamps in the book over 26 years. Nine of them are from Mercedes dealers, 11 from independent MB specialists and the remaining four from non-specialist garages. There are many invoices on file from the last ten years for such things as new genuine Mercedes front wings, cylinder head gasket, front suspension arms, engine wiring loom, coil packs, hydraulic rear suspension struts and gearbox rebuild.

The car is very solid and looks lovely, the smart metallic blue paintwork providing a subtle and elegant contrast with the almost unmarked grey leather interior. It drives like a much younger car, with all controls tight and precise, which we believe is due to the careful maintenance it has received over the years.

We have carried out a comprehensive mechanical check in our own workshop. Any significant faults found have been remedied, and any required maintenance has been carried out. A schedule of this work will be supplied with the car, along with our own warranty, details of which can be supplied on request.

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Stock in Preparation, Coronavirus Precautions and Wheels for SaleUpdated 11 April 2021

Stock in Preparation

Due to various staffing and supply issues outside our control it is currently taking much longer to prepare cars, and as a result there are very few for sale on the website at present. Many cars are being reserved prior to being prepared for sale and selling before they are listed on the website. Models currently awaiting preparation but available for viewing are: R107 300SL roadster, R107 500SL roadster, W111 280SE 3.5 coupe, W115 230.4 saloon (LHD), W123 230CE coupe (SOLD), W123 280TE estate (RESERVED), W124 300TE estate, W124 230CE coupe, W124 300CE Coupe (ultra-low mileage), W124 E320 Sportline cabriolet, W124 E220 cabriolet. Any of them can be viewed and reserved pending preparation, and as soon as you have secured your chosen car by payment of a deposit it will be brought to the head of the queue for immediate attention.


Coronavirus Precautions

As from 12 April we are once again open for car viewings by appointment. We are applying full social distancing measures, with contact surfaces on cars being sanitised before and after viewings. Regrettably we cannot offer test drives until further notice.

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We have been clearing out our stock room and have many wheels, trims and hubcaps for disposal. From the 1960s to 2000s, sizes 13 to 18 inch, alloy and steel, AMG, Lorinser, Carat Duchatelet, Sportline, with and without tyres, full sets and one-offs, for models R107, W108, W111, W113, W123, W124, W126, R129, W140, W201, W202, W220 and others. Call or email with your requirements. We probably have what you need.