The W124 Cabriolet was a relatively late addition to the range, being launched in 1991, initially in 300CE-24 form. A little more than a year later, the models were realigned as part of the minor facelift to become the E-Class, becoming the E320 and E220 in 1993. It was the most expensive model in the four-seat open-top class, with the Saab 900 and Audi Cabriolet gaining more sales on the back of their lower prices – but today, this is reflected in much higher values for the Mercedes-Benz.
Floors, transmission tunnels, window frames, door frames, even the convertible top storage compartments were engineered to provide extra body rigidity lost by convertibles.
Engineers did their homework thoroughly, as all automotive reviewers gave the 320CE Cabriolet high marks for no cowl shake, creaks, or flexing over bumps. In current ownership since 2003, and having covered 124,000 miles the E320 Convertible comes with a large history file showing invoices, historic MOT certificates and tax discs.