Monday, May 2, 2016
E-Class Coupe? 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300CE C124
The W124 Mercedes-Benz chassis was the first Benz given the official E-Class nomenclature and one of the bulletproof Benzes that came from Stuttgart during the 80s/90s. It is a chassis that is typically associated with the 4-door sedan (like the fire-breathing 500E Hammer) but they sold a few C124 designated coupes. Find this 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300CE C124 here on eBay bidding for $7,600 with less than one hour to go, located in Portland, OR.
I'm going to be honest with you and say that if someone had asked me yesterday if Mercedes had ever sold a coupe version of the W124 in North America, I would have said probably not. These didn't fly off the dealer lots when new, with a total of 13,160 units sold from 1988 through 1995 according to what source I could find on the web.
Powering the 300CE is a 3.0 liter M103 inline-6 that puts out 179 horsepower and 188 ft-lbs of torque in US spec. Mated to a 4-speed auto, it makes for a decent cruiser.
This example of the C124 is in surprisingly good shape for its age, but with only 111k miles on the odometer and a thorough cleaning by the seller, it does look nice.
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