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Cheshire Classic Benz

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

E320 Sportline Cabrio 3.2 litre 6 Cyl 1996N

Azurite Blue metallic, blue power operated soft top with glass heated rear screen, Orion Grey leather, Sport Chassis, 5 speed automatic gearbox, cruise control, heated seats, wood and leather steering wheel, original Sportline badged leather gearknob, original Sportline exterior badging, driver and passenger airbags, front and rear armrests, central storage box, original Sportline 8 hole alloy wheels, Original Blaupunkt Canberra radio/cassette player, full service history, all with MB franchised dealers, supported by every old MOT certificate and many service/repair invoices, 3 owners, 81,000 miles.


This is one of only 557 E320 cabriolets officially imported to the UK, and is even rarer than that statistic suggests by being one of the very few to be specified with the desirable Sportline option, comprising lowered and uprated springs, uprated dampers, roll bars and bushes, wider wheels and tyres, higher geared steering rack and special badging. The metallic Azurite Blue paintwork is the colour we get asked for most on this model, and one can see why as it imparts a very elegant look to the car, especially with the subtle pale grey leather interior and blue soft top, which was recently renewed with an O.E. Quality replacement.

The car was supplied new by Continental Cars Mercedes-Benz of Cardiff in April 1996, the final year of production, to a local lady owner. She kept it for nine years until June 2005, when it went to a doctor from Evesham, having covered around 74,000 miles under her stewardship. The second owner only kept it for a year, at which time it went to its latest owners, a husband and wife from Scarborough, as a “special occasion car”. They have owned it for eleven years until now, but have only covered around 6,000 miles of high days and holidays motoring during that time.

The service history is impeccable, with a total of 18 Mercedes-Benz dealer stamps in the service book, mostly at much less than the recommended 9,000 mile intervals and at an overall average of around half that. Ten stamps are from the supplying dealer and their successors, two from Mercedes-Benz of Scarborough and the remaining six from Mercedes-Benz of York. In addition we have every old MOT certificate and all service and maintenance invoices back to 2002.

The physical condition is superb throughout, with all fixtures and fittings in full working order. It drives beautifully and feels like a much younger car.

We have carried out a comprehensive mechanical check of the car in our own workshop. Any 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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Coronavirus Precautions etc.Updated 22 January 2021

In line with UK Government instructions we are currently closed to visitors until further notice. We are however contactable by phone and email during normal business hours.

We are still selling cars during lockdown, and as well as our legendary ultra-detailed website descriptions and multiple photos we are now working to provide a no-nonsense 'warts and all' walk-round video for each car. In recent months these videos have given many customers the confidence to purchase cars without actually seeing them 'in the metal'. We are happy to store your purchase free of charge until such time as it is permissible to collect it.


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. Models currently awaiting preparation but available for inspection are: R107 300SL roadster, W111 280SE 3.5 coupe, W123 230CE coupe, W123 280TE estate, W124 E320 estate, W124 300TE estate, W124 230TE estate, W124 230CE coupe, W124 E220 cabriolet, W126 500SEL saloon and W201 190E 2.5-16 saloon. Any of them can be 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.