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Cheshire Classic Benz

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

E320 Sportline Cabriolet 3.2 litre 6 Cyl 1996P

Brilliant Silver metallic, blue power operated soft top with glass heated rear screen, blue leather, Sport Chassis, 5 speed automatic gearbox, air conditioning, cruise control, heated seats, electric memory driver’s seat, 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, recent Alpine radio/CD/MP3/SatNav, Tracker, full service history, almost all with MB dealers and MB specialists, supported by all MOT records since 2001 and many service/repair invoices, 72,000 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. It is also equipped with a very high options list. It has a very classic look in its immaculate silver metallic paint with dark grey lower panels, which contrast beautifully with the blue leather interior and blue soft top, which was renewed with an O.E. Quality replacement three years ago.

The car was supplied new by Bargate Mercedes-Benz of Boston, Lincolnshire, in August 1996 to a local owner, making it one of the very last of this model to be registered. It subsequently had two owners in Kent before going to an owner in London in 2002 via Rawsons Mercedes-Benz of Sevenoaks. At the time he purchased it the mileage stood at 34,000. He kept it for 12 years until 2014, and added a further 29,000 miles in that time, taking the total up to 63,000. At that point we purchased it and supplied it to a keen enthusiast near Grantham, where it joined his collection of Mercedes and Ferrari classics. He has only done 7,000 miles in the time he has owned it, and has now reluctantly parted with it to fund the purchase of a Maserati, so it is once more available to a new owner.

Each owner has taken the upkeep of the car very seriously, and the service history is excellent, with a total of 18 stamps in the service book, mostly at much less than the recommended 9,000 mile intervals. Six are from MB dealers, nine from an independent MB specialist, one from an independent Jaguar specialist and two from a classic car specialist. In addition we have all MOT records back to 2001 and many service and maintenance invoices on file.

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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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.



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.