This left-hand drive A124 300CE-24 Cabriolet is a car with potential.
It was supplied new in Germany in 1992 making it one of the first W124 cabriolets and was ordered to a high specification including Sportline chassis, A/C, heated seats and cruise control.
The body is finished in Bornite metallic with a black roof and black leather interior. It wears period, high-quality OZ 16” alloy wheels.
Imported from Germany in 2000, the car has only had two owners in the UK, the last since 2003. In total it has covered 202k KM from new with a substantial service history. A lot of money has been spent over the years including a partial rebuild of the engine. All books, manuals and keys come with the car along with all original German papers.
On the road the cabriolet drives very well. The engine is excellent with plenty of power, mechanically quiet and keeping factory oil pressure and temperature readings. The gearbox is exactly as it should be – smooth and eager to kickdown when required. There is no steering play and the brakes and suspension seem fine.
The body appears solid underneath but will require attention to corrosion on both front wings and a patch of surface rust on the nearside door. Please study the photos for all the bodywork imperfections.
The interior is very good throughout with only minor detailing/tidying required. The hood is good with no holes however in operation it is sticking and requires helping hand to go up or down. The offside rear window is not operating and we have not tried the air conditioning.
This Mercedes cabriolet is on the road with 12 months MoT. It will make a very worthwhile and satisfying project as it’s such a rare and desirable car.
240 – Outside temperature indicator
260 – Elimination of model designation
261 – Black leather trim
281 – Sports 390mm steering wheel
291 – Airbag for driver and front passenger
300 – Storage box between seats
420 – Automatic transmission, floor shift
440 – Tempomat (cruise control)
481 – Bornite metallic
531 – Automatic antenna
551 – Anti-theft warning system
580 – Air conditioning
620 – Catalytic convertor
653 – Sports chassis with 8-hole alloy wheels
673 – High capacity battery
740 – Black fabric roof
748 – Hydraulic folding top
751 – Becker Grand Prix
873 – Heated front seats
952 – Sportsline