RM Auctions is a Canadian brick and mortar classic car auction house along the lines of Barrett-Jackson and Mecum that started auctioning cars in 1991. In 2015, Sotheby’s (a British auction company founded in 1744, run by a dude named Lord Dalmeny, owned largely by a Chinese life insurance company called…can’t make this up…Taiking Life) […]
This next car comes as a tip from Jim H who calls it an “honest ad” with “Hallmark card pricing.” Hallmark greeting cards might be expensive for greeting cards, but they are assuredly cheaper than the average Mercedes-Benz wagon, let’s take a closer look. Find this 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Wagon offered for $1499 in Pittsfield, MA via craigslist.
We’ve covered a number of Batmobiles over the years to the horror of the public, but we seldom feature cover cars for Batman’s arch-rivals, such as the Joker…and there was the time that the Joker hacked DT. But, I don’t believe we’ve ever featured a ride for Batman’s other evil enemy — the Penguin. Let’s fix that today. Find this 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 offered for $3900 in Philadelphia, PA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
The W124 generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class was engineered to a standard of excellence that is almost unmatched when compared to any other car platform from the late 80s/early 90s. These cars might not be the sexiest or the most desirable of cars from the era…but they introduced advanced features (like aerodynamic integration of lights/bumpers/mirrors and plastic undercarriage covering) in a mass market car that have been adopted by competitors. A few decades later and you can still drive one every day if you enjoy a stately driving experience mixed with the knowledge that you are better than everyone else. Find this 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E W124 offered for $9,500 in West Chester, PA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car comes from Jim H who writes; You guys love these. Yes, guilty as charged. But who wouldn’t love a cream colored beauty with a manual gearbox, manual roll-up windows and a super MB-tex interior. It would be nice to have the extra cylinder found in the 300D version or a turbocharger…but the non-turbo 240D engine will outlive the AI that will eventually turn us all into soylent green, so I approve of this next car. Find this 1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D offered for $6000 in Wilbramah, MA.
This next car comes to DT as a seller submission from Sean C who writes: I love wagons and I love ’80s/’90s boxy Euro cars (I know you like Saabs). This is my first Mercedes wagon after many Volvos and Toyotas and Fords. To say this vehicle is an upgrade from every other wagon I’ve owned is an understatement. This was THE big step up. I feel like a king whenever I drive it. Problem is with the pandemic, I am not driving it and I want a motorcycle so I’m selling my dream car—my forever wagon—my 1990 300TE: I’m in L.A. and it’s available for a test drive. Find this 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE W124 bidding for $5,500 reserve-not-met with 9 days to go, located in Los Angeles, CA.
The W124 was arguably last well built and reliable sedan to come from the mad scientists in Stuttgart with classy styling, interiors built to last, and simplicity in function that in future generations was replaced by a dizzying array of electronic gizmos that constantly fail. The styling of the W124 was aged much better that the googly eyed W210 that replaced it, and today’s example has a body kit that makes the car look lower and cooler. It might only have the lowly 2.6 liter M103 inline-6, but it is smoother and it’ll give you less grief to maintain that one of the V8 versions. Find this 1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E offered for $3,500 in Chattanooga, TN via faceplace marketbook. Tip from Chris.
Maybe I’m jaded…or maybe I’ve seen it all, but when I see a 2JZ swapped Mercedes-Benz wagon, I think to myself — I’ve seen this car before…and while we here at DT have published our share (and everybody elses share too) of 2JZ (yo!) equipped Benzes, this particular car appears new to DT..but there must […]
The Mercedes-Benz W124 generation E-Class was built for the 1985 through 1996 model years on a platform that was engineered to be a cut above the rest. Compare the build quality of an 80s W124 Benz to a similar era Lexus, Audi, or even BMW…and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the Stuttgart steamer. Find this 1989 […]
The W124 was arguably last well built and reliable sedan to come from the mad scientists in Stuttgart with classy styling, interiors built to last, and simplicity in function that in future generations was replaced by a dizzying array of electronic gizmos that constantly fail. The basic W124 was a good fam/lux sedan, but the 500E […]