This 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet shows first registration history in Southern California where it’s remained registered and serviced along with a brief registration history shown in Arizona. Finished in Black (744) over Beige/Parchment Leather (265) with a Black (740) soft top, power comes from a 3.2-liter inline-six mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Features include a power-retractable black soft top, chrome eight-hole 15″ alloy wheels, headlight wipers, power-adjustable and heated front seats, a 6-disc CD changer, Tempomat cruise control, automatic climate control, a factory AM/FM stereo with cassette player, and factory active bass loudspeaker system. This California cabriolet was purchased by the current owner and seller approximately one year ago and has undergone substantial servicing under current ownership including a new wiring harness, new front brake pads, rebuilt top hydraulic cylinders, a new tie rod assembly, and a comprehensive fluid flush. This A124 cabriolet now shows approximately 119k miles, 3k of which have been added by the current owner, and is offered with service records, owner’s manual, factory literature, two original keys, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title.
The car is finished in Black (040) with color-matched lower cladding. This A124 features headlight washers and wipers, power-adjustable side mirrors, and a power antenna. The power-operated black soft top is shown in its raised position in the gallery below. The paint is believed to be all original on this example as supported by the included Carfax and has undergone a complete paint correction and ceramic coating. In addition, the headlamps wear Ceramic Pro Kavaca paint protection film.
Chrome OEM 15″ eight-hole alloy wheels wear 195/65 Yokohama tires with 2021 date codes shown on the front tires and 2018 date codes on the rear. Minor pitting on the wheels are visible in the gallery along with light curb rash. Braking is handled by discs at all four corners and the car recently received new front brake pads, a brake fluid flush, both front calipers rebuilt, and a new tie rod assembly. An alignment and road force balance was recently performed as well.
The front and rear seats are trimmed in Beige/Parchment Leather (265) with a matching dashboard, carpets, and door panel inserts. Burl wood veneers accent the dashboard, center console, and door panels. Equipment includes power-adjustable and heated front seats with position memory for the driver, automatic climate control, cruise control, a glass rear window with defrost, and a factory cassette stereo with OEM active bass loudspeaker system and six-disc CD changer in the trunk.
The wood and leather trimmed steering wheel frames a 160-mph speedometer, a tachometer with an integrated analog clock, and a combination gauge that shows fuel level, coolant temperature, and oil-pressure readouts. The analog six-digit odometer shows 119k miles.
The 3.2-liter M104 inline-six was rated at 217 horsepower when new, and power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. The seller notes the wiring harness has been inspected and has been previously updated from the factory biodegradable unit. The following services and maintenance items have been performed under the seller's ownership:
-New spark plugs
-Fixed Code 26 for upshift delay vacuum leak (common for 124 chassis)
-New ignition wires
-New tie rod and tie rod ends
-New rear sway bar end links
-Both front calipers rebuilt
-An oil change
-A new battery
-Transmission fluid and filter change
-Brake fluid flush
-New brake pads, and a new front brake caliper.
-Rebuild top hydraulics with an included 5-month warranty with Ocean Beach Upholstery in San Diego, CA.
-A new headlight switch
The included Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and lists registration and service history in California since new. This A124 cabriolet now shows approximately 119k miles and is offered with service records, owner’s manual, factory literature, two original keys, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title.
The seller has provided videos showing a walk around and various driving functions.
Elegant, spacious, refined, and surprisingly entertaining to drive, it’s still regarded as one of the finest four-seater drop-tops there has ever been, and remains hugely sought after. It was based on the same shortened platform as the coupe and shared much of the hardtop's sheet metal. A huge amount of strengthening elements went into the structure, making the cabriolet impressively stiff by the standards of the day. It was extremely refined too, with a thick, heavy soft top that bolsters the timeless styling. This final year example retailed for more than a comparable S-Class of the same year and this specific car touts SoCal ownership since day one. When searching for the right A124 to buy, it's worth noting that a new wiring harness and rebuilt top hydraulic cylinders are a must. If they haven't been done, it's only a matter of time and it's not relatively cheap. Fortunately this cabriolet has that and much more which the next owner can enjoy worry-free. This classic color combo cabriolet is surely one to watch as prices rise on these hand-built beauties.
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