An early W124 with an interesting history. This Arctic White 300E was purchased new from Mercedes-Benz dealers, Normand (Mayfair) Ltd. From their Park Lane showroom by Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Norain, the Sultan of Brunei’s sister. She kept the car for 11 years at which point it had barely covered 10k miles. The car then passed to a Mr J J Fontivero (who we believe was a chauffeur), who kept the car for 13 years, taking the mileage to just 33,500 miles. There have been two subsequent owners and we supplied it to the last. The present mileage is just over 59,000.
This is a highly original example in exceptional condition. The body is all original paintwork and unmarked.
The interior is simply superb with no wear to the leather trim whatsoever, original over-mats and unmarked Zebrano trim. It is in time warp condition.
The Normand Park Lane dealer sticker remains in the rear window, along with the original tax disc holder in the history file.
All original books and manuals are present, along with an HPI certificate, MoT history and service history.
In recent years the car has had all fluids and filters changed including the transmission, replaced suspension bushes and joints where required, new brake discs and pads all round and four new tyres. A new Blaupunkt Toronto stereo with hands free has also been installed.
This 300E drives beautifully – refined, fast and a real pleasure to drive.
To sum up, a superb, original first generation W124 with low mileage and an interesting history. Ready for its next owner to enjoy.
240 – Outside temperature indicator
271A – Black leather trim
280 – Leather steering wheel and gear knob
286 – Luggage nets
412 – Electric sliding/tilting sunroof
420 – Automatic transmission, 4-speed
430 – Rear headrests
452 – Two-tone horn
507 – Heated rear view mirrors, electrically adjustable on left
543 – Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
570 – Folding armrest
586 – Behr air conditioning with front and rear electric windows
640 – 15-hole alloy wheels