Perhaps the 300E with Chevy 350 V8 just wasn’t your thing — that’s fine, nobody is going to judge you around here, in fact, I’ve got something for the non V8 swapper — a nice looking original 300E for a decent price from a regular DT reader. Find this 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E offered for $2,900 in Macon, GA via craigslist. Seller submission from Sir Montalbon.
If that last Frankenbenz had you feeling like you should be screaming “Khaaaaaaan!” from an abandoned planet (no…not even a little bit?) then this should sooth down your inner Kirk. The W124 chassis is a fine piece of craftsmanship and these things will last long into this century with basic maintenance and care.
From the seller:
The interior is excellent for its age. MB Tex vinyl looks almost new,
with zero rips, tears, or creases. Carpet is clean. Wood is intact, with
just a few cracks in the center console, which is very common. Also has
a rare wood lock box under the center armrest.
The exterior would be a 9/10, but about a year ago I lightly backed the
car into one of my other cars in the driveway (oh, the humanity!). In
the pictures, you can see a small crack on the rear bumper, and the
driver’s rear corner is dented up. There is slight surface rust there,
but the corner is still solid. A body shop quoted me $500 to fix. There
are also small cracks in the front lower bumper section, but are not
very noticeable. Other than that, the car has no rust anywhere and nice 2
year old Euro headlights and restored trim all around.
The car runs and drives very well, however, it does have a few fluid
leaks. The car drips a little bit of oil and a little bit of
transmission fluid. I keep an eye on those and have to top them off
about every 1,000 miles. There is also a recent power steering leak that
I am trying to get fixed before the sale. Despite these drips, the car
still runs and drives very nicely.
See a better W124 for cheap? firstname.lastname@example.org