Perhaps the ultimate 124 Cabriolet, aside from the ultra rare E36. This 1996 E320 was extremely well specified when new. It is finished in perhaps the most desirable colour combination of Azurite Blue with Mushroom leather piped in blue. In terms of options, it has Sportline, five-speed auto, air conditioning, electric/heated seats (driver’s orthopaedic too), half wood steering wheel and cruise control, together with an AMG Gen 3 body styling and 17in split-rim wheels fitted from new. See the full list of options below. Suffice to say that when supplied new by Portfield Mercedes of Chichester in 1996 this cabriolet cost £62,000.
One gentleman has owned this car 20 years, from when it was one years old until 2017, so it’s a two owner car but the first only for a year.
The mileage is low at just 72k miles, backed up by a full service history. The car comes with all original books/manuals, data card, service book, original bill of sale and fantastic folder of bills/invoices and previous MoT certificates. Clear HPI Certificate and two remote keys.
We have just carried out a major all fluids & filters service, including the brake fluid, differential and transmission, in addition to a light refurbishment to ensure it remains in near new condition.
The car is 100% corrosion free with flawless paintwork, the original hood is unmarked. The AMG wheels refurbished and wearing four new Continental ‘MO’ Mercedes specific tyres of the size recommended by AMG.
The interior, as the photographs show, is simply exceptional. The leather seats are unworn, the woodwork rich and glossy, the original Blaupunkt radio is still in place.
The engine bay presents beautifully with no corrosion and all the plated parts still shining beautifully.
On the road this Cabriolet is fantastic. The power of the 320 engine is put to better use thanks to the optional five-speed automatic and the Sportline chassis ensure that the car feels very tight on the road. Temperature and oil pressure readings are as they should be and the air conditioning has just been serviced and regassed.
We are unlikely to come across another A124 Cabriolet with such an incredible specification and colour combination. Add that to the low mileage and low, long term ownership, this is a car that ticks all the boxes. A very attractive car and a very rare car indeed.
221 – Left front seat electrically adjustable
222 – Right front seat electrically adjustable
240 – Outside temperature indicator
289 – Wood/leather steering wheel (390mm) with leather gear shift
291 – Airbag for front passenger
300 – Storage box in front tray
405 – Orthopaedic seat right
425 – 5-speed automatic transmission
440 – Tempomat (cruise control)
538 – Automatic antenna and speaker without radio set
551 – Anti-theft warning system
570 – Folding armrest
580 – Air conditioning
600 – Headlamp wash/wipe
620 – Emissions control system
653 – Sports chassis
744 – Folding top fabric dark blue
812 – Rear speakers
873 – Heated seats
880 – Closing system with infrared remote control
952 – Sportline
Plus Dealer fit
AMG 17in Wheels
AMG body styling (front, rear bumper and side skirts)
Rear spoiler (supplied with the car but not fitted)
Walnut gear knob (supplied with the car but not fitted)