A great, very original W124 ready for daily use. This 200E saloon has only covered only 70k miles from new and in the hands of its last owner for 17 years.
Well regarded as one of the best cars Mercedes ever built, the W124 is still perhaps all that is ever needed in a road car. Beautifully built with elegant, timeless styling; superb ride and handling; long-lasting and easy to maintain. Every W124 felt like an expensive, well-engineered machine, from the most basic to the most opulent.
While this 200E is certainly at the more basic end of the range, there’s a Spartan simplicity that very much appeals – a high quality non nonsense car.
Finished in Beryl Blue metallic with light grey cloth trim, the original buyer splashed out on metallic paintwork, automatic gearbox, walnut wood, leather steering wheel and rear headrests, along with an outside temperature gauge, but put their wallet back in their pocket when it came to electric windows.
Despite being ‘just a 200E’, it drives very well indeed. In fact, it feels really quite spritely with plenty of go. All in all, as a result of its low mileage, it is a pleasure on the road with that famous W124 ride quality, smoothness and refinement.
As the photos show it’s a very clean tidy car with no rust and only a couple of minor marks commensurate with its age. The underside is excellent with no corrosion, perfect jacking points etc.
The inside is also very good with no seat wear and everything working.
The car is completely original, as it left Speeds of Blackpool 27 years ago, right down to the original Blaupunkt radio and wheel trims.
All original books and manuals come with the car along with a part service history (13 service records). We have just been through the car in our workshop and carried out a major service too.
HPI clear with certificate.
To sum up, a great original W124 that’s ready to go and would make a superb everyday car. A great value, simple to maintain and enjoyable to drive car with style.
240 – Outside temperature indicator
280 – Leather steering wheel and gear shift
412 – Electric tilt/slide sunroof
420 – Automatic transmission
430 – Headrests in rear
570 – Folding armrest front
593 – Heat insulating glass
620 – Catalytic convertor
731 – Walnut wood trim