I'd like to preface this by saying how much i appreciate this forum. I have owned an 84 500SEL, and this car both for 4 and 5 years. I sold the 500, and now this as I don't have the free time to put the love in these beautiful cars. I've used this forum as a guide to learn, and learn, and LEARN SO MUCH from all of you. I say thank you VERY much. Not only has your love and knowledge affected myself, but I've projected vintage-ish Merc love upon my wife, father and friends. She enjoyed the 500SEL, my friends this 300E. We used to call the SEL The Admiral. Who doesn't love 5 cigarette lighters and a reclining heated rear seat ?
Up for sale is my w124 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E. Ive owned the car since 2010. Here's a short summary:
New battery 2012
New Alternator, Power Steering Pump, Water Pump within the last 4 years
Rockford Fostgate stereo system from Muntz
New rear brakes
Here's the long version.
This is a project car. I've driven this car year only one winter in the last 4 years.
I'm going to flesh out the bad here.
Heat/AC system wonky, the buttons all work, but they occasionally dont respond.
AC freon depleted
Rear Camber is off
Some rear multi-link bushings are worn
Front brakes need replacement
Rear tires worn
CD player power wire disconnected
Sunroof off of track (Everything works, someone tried to open it in frozen weather, disonnecting the unit to the glass. however it worked flawlessly before
rear drivers power window on working
drivers window motor missing teeth, therefore a pain
center console cigarette lighter disconnected
Now that I've ruined your interest, there are many positives. It's VERY mechanically sound powertrain wise. Engine is a PEACH, as well as transmission. The interior is fairly beautiful, and the paint just needs a SOLID afternoon of elbow grease, as its been sitting all summer.
It has a Rockford Fostgate stereo system. Professionally installed at Muntz. Trunk has an Infinity Basslink, a very small powered subwoofer that takes little room, but works very nicely. CD player is disconnected because I was doing some behind dash maintenance, no big deal.
Mechanical information: The front brakes are just worn...Rear suspension is another story. One of the multi link bushings went bad, and causes a shudder when braking.
I have basically a ton of suspension parts as well. I have an ENTIRE rear multi-link kit, rear shocks, rear springs, front struts, and steering system parts from autohausaz.com,
I also have ADJUSTABLE rear camber arms from MB Arts. I stress this because they are VERY high quality parts made in very low quantity. these cars have very little camber adjustment, solved by these $300 arms.
Included is also a front driver's window regulator as well as an oil change: Bosch filter with Mobil 1 10w40 high milage full synthetic.
As I said, its about $1300 in total parts for a full suspension rebuild. Why? its a great car!
As far as I can tell, I believe it to be a true AMG body kit and wheels. I did a lot of cross referencing photos when i purchased it to real and fake kits. It had a Russ Darrow dealer sticker on the back, along with some original paperwork leading me to believe perhaps this was a dealer installed item? Im not 100% but its an educated guess. The previous owner said the owner he purchased it from bought it that way as well. Which is third hand information to me, fourth to you.
the bottom door panels that are removed were starting to unglue. I have them in the trunk.
Feel free to call/text/email. Price is $2300