This 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E is finished in Arctic White (147) over a Grey MB-Tex (178) interior, and power comes from a 3.0-liter M103 Inline-6 paired to a four-speed automatic transmission. The selling dealer acquired the car in 2021 and has added roughly 100 of the 126k miles showing. Features include a power sunroof, cruise control, automatic climate control, and power windows. This 300E currently shows 126,935 miles on the analog odometer and is being offered by the selling dealer with recent service records, manufacturer’s literature, two keys, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title.
Finished in Arctic White (147) with contrasting Grey bumpers and black trim, the body presents original paintwork and shows no signs of corrosion. A partially faded grey pinstripe still accents the body lines on each side of the car. Exterior features include glass headlamps with wipers, a painted power sunroof, and a power antenna.
This 300E wears 15” Gullideckel wheels wrapped in new General Altimax tires measuring 205/65 with original painted center caps installed. The wheels show no signs of curb rash or bends.
The cabin is trimmed in Grey MB-Tex (178) across the seats, door cards, head rests, armrest, center console, and lower dashboard. The steering wheel is wrapped in contrasting Black leather along with a Black upper dash. The original Grey carpets and floor mats remain with the car and can be seen in the gallery below. Zebrano wood adorns the center console, and shift knob. Various cracks can be seen in the shifter surround and center console trim. An original Becker Grand Prix head unit remains intact and operational. Additional features include automatic climate control, a driver’s side front airbag, power adjustable front seats, and heated rear glass.
The black leather steering wheel frames a 160mph speedometer and a 7k-rpm tachometer featuring an analog clock, along with gauges for coolant temperature, fuel level, and oil pressure. The six-digit odometer now shows 126,935 miles.
The 3.0-liter M103 inline-six was factory rated at 178 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque when new. The selling dealer recently performed a tune up including an oil change, new spark plugs, and a new air filter in preparation for the sale.
The provided Carfax report lists no accidents or damage and registration exclusive to California. This 300E currently shows 126,935 miles on the analog odometer and is being offered by the current owner with recent service records, manufacturer's literature, two keys, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title.
In many circles the W124 is still considered the last true Mercedes-Benz by engineering standards. The timeless Sacco-era lines combined with Panzer-like build quality ensured this chassis to be the center of attention long after the E-Class lineage moved on. Today, enthusiasts flock to W124 ownership for the platform's simplicity, drivability, and affordability. While less W124’s are on the road than ever before, the cars that remain are well-kept and maintained examples with owners ensuring longevity. While this example could use a couple cosmetic updates, it’s bound to have decades of life left for future owners.
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