W124 is the Mercedes-Benz internal chassis designation reference for the 1985 to 1995 version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Due to the high cost of German engineering and build quality, the model was designed to last many miles with awards won by high mileage versions. Front suspension is by way of a separate spring and damper while the rear suspension features the Mercedes multi-link axle introduced in 1982 on the 190 and which is now standard on many modern cars. Much of the 124’s engineering and many of its features were advanced automotive technology at introduction and incorporated innovations that were adopted throughout the industry. It had one of the lowest coefficient of drag of any vehicle at the time due to its aerodynamic body that included plastic moulding for the undercarriage to streamline airflow beneath the car, reducing fuel consumption and wind noise. Another feature of the W124 is the single windscreen wiper that had an eccentric mechanism at its base extending the wiper’s reach to the top corners of the windscreen.
Offered from the estate of a significant private collector of many cars, motorcycles and military vehicles, this automatic 300CE has covered a mere 22,000 kilometres from new. This example represents exceptional value for such a reliable, stylish car. Finished in Nautic blue with blue velour trim, this is a super capable modern classic which can easily be used on a daily basis.