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#1 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 07:53 AM
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W124 Twin Turbo

Hi,

Been some time since I was last on the site, but I thought I would post some pics of a W124 that has recently come into my possession here in the UK.

The car in question is a 1990 W124 300E with a twin turbo conversion by a company called Turbo Technics, which was one of the best Turbo conversion companies here in the UK in the 80's/early 90's.

The conversion itself was carried out by a Mercedes Main Dealer by the name of Hughes of Beaconsfield who had the sole authority to undertake these conversions.

The car was converted when new and lifted power from 190bhp to 310bhp!!![:D....making it the fastest right hand drive W124 you could get....apart from the 1 or 2 right hand drive AMG Hammers that were produced.

Having had a 500E in the past which produced 326bhp, I can honestly say that this twin turbo is even faster than the 500E.....the power is more instantanious and the acceleration is even better.

The great thing about this car, is that the bodywork is completely standard, ie no bodykit, no big alloys....it still runs on 15" 15 hole alloys!!!

The only give away is the slightly larger exhaust system which is a stainless steel system with two large square pipes out the back.

The car was specified with sportline suspension on it from new, so it sits slightly lower, but other than that its a standard 300E, with the exception of ASR, which was not a common fitting on W124's here in the UK in the early 90's.

Personally this is how I like my cars, ie a wolf in sheeps clothing as the looks on other drivers faces as you out-accelerate them in standard looking 16 year old Benz, is very, very funny.

Despite having 170,000 miles on the clock, the car drives like a 50,000 mile car. It was meticulously maintained by the 2 owner who had the car for 11 years....I have service history and bills totalling £25,000 for the last 11 years....$42,500!!

Quite a car, but sadly one that will only be in my possession for a short period of time, as I already have too many W124's.

If somebody is interested in taking this very rare W124 off my hands, then let me know.....fast!


1986 300E 81,000 Miles
2002 A190 26,000 Miles (the wifes)
1985 AMG Hammer W124 5.0 V8 with AMG Quad cam heads

Previous Mercs

1995 C280 Elegance 42,000 miles, Black
1993 E280 91,000 miles, Black (accident)
2001 E220 CDi Advantgarde
1998 C230K Sport
1997 C200 Sport
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#2 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 07:57 AM
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Here are some photos

1986 300E 81,000 Miles
2002 A190 26,000 Miles (the wifes)
1985 AMG Hammer W124 5.0 V8 with AMG Quad cam heads

Previous Mercs

1995 C280 Elegance 42,000 miles, Black
1993 E280 91,000 miles, Black (accident)
2001 E220 CDi Advantgarde
1998 C230K Sport
1997 C200 Sport
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HMMM?[?][?][?]Can't wait to see that puppy !!!

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My photos will not load for some reason, so here's some links instead to the photos

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1986 300E 81,000 Miles
2002 A190 26,000 Miles (the wifes)
1985 AMG Hammer W124 5.0 V8 with AMG Quad cam heads

Previous Mercs

1995 C280 Elegance 42,000 miles, Black
1993 E280 91,000 miles, Black (accident)
2001 E220 CDi Advantgarde
1998 C230K Sport
1997 C200 Sport
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RE: W124 Twin Turbo

That sir is a rockin car! I can only imagine what your other W124's must be like if you're getting rid of this one! Any ideas what that car would be worth on the street? How would you put a value on it since it's so rare?

Someone's going to be a happy buyer!

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I haven't really thought about price....the car itself is in immaculate condition...not a single dent on the bodywork and the interior is completely unworn.

I think the way I would have to value it here in the UK is by looking at a 500E....a nice 500E with about 110,000 miles would sell for about £9k/$15k.

My car obviously has higher mileage, but then again its in immaculate condition and has a service history to die for and is right hand drive, whereas the 500E is left hand drive which is not so good for our roads......so I would put it somewhere between £4.5-£6.5k which is roughly $7.5-$10.5k

How does that seem to you?

1986 300E 81,000 Miles
2002 A190 26,000 Miles (the wifes)
1985 AMG Hammer W124 5.0 V8 with AMG Quad cam heads

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1993 E280 91,000 miles, Black (accident)
2001 E220 CDi Advantgarde
1998 C230K Sport
1997 C200 Sport
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That does sound fair, although with the uniqueness it may be a bit low. I did just see a 500e on ebay with 161k listed for $24k but that's high, I posted a thread on that in the w124 forums and others have commented on that....
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Vlad, I thought that you might have sold this by now... (Seamster15)
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Long story......I got badly messed about by a bidder on e-bay!!

I've put it back on, but I'm not actively pushing it as I've been enjoying the car too much!!!!!![:D]

1986 300E 81,000 Miles
2002 A190 26,000 Miles (the wifes)
1985 AMG Hammer W124 5.0 V8 with AMG Quad cam heads

Previous Mercs

1995 C280 Elegance 42,000 miles, Black
1993 E280 91,000 miles, Black (accident)
2001 E220 CDi Advantgarde
1998 C230K Sport
1997 C200 Sport
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RE: W124 Twin Turbo

wish it was in the US i'd buy it so fast
good luck

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