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What is this immaculate 1995 E320 worth (Added Links)?

The owner of the company I work for wants a Mercedes and was looking at newer ones until I informed him that the W124 Chassis was a better choice...so I have been shopping around for him. What do you think the value of this car is? This is the ebay link, which is ended (Ebay had some issues)...but the car is still available. On the owners website (dealer) he was asking $12,500. We are trying to make an offer...what do you think?

eBay Motors: Mercedes-Benz : E-Class (item 220390689982 end time Apr-12-09 17:00:00 PDT)

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The seller is dreaming.... the car would have to be perfect in everyway, have every single service record, replaced upper/lower wiring harness and less than 50M miles and garage kept it's entire life to get even close to that kind of money. At the price the seller is asking, you're into 300/E320 Cab. levels or higher mile 500/E500 range.

Dead on perfect won't get $6500 in today's market.

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Are you sure about this as a career move? What if the head gasket goes out about the time of your annual review, or during a company layoff.
 

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Are you sure about this as a career move?
I agree with deanyel, don't hitch your career wagon on a used car. A lot of things could go wrong and it's your a$$ on the line. Let him buy what he wants. Unless you are getting a commission!
 

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Bid ended at $7.6K, reserve not met... he he he...don't try to be the nice guy to help out your boss....it's gonna come back to haunt you.
 

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Looks a little suspicious to me - headgasket under 50k miles, engine compartment not that clean, rear bumper cutout for big exhaust tips, and poorly done at that - looks like somebody cut it up with tin snips or a cutting torch, plus it's rust belt. What makes it so hard to value a nice 124 is that the vast majority of the "nice" ones are imposters.
 

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Ok

Assuming this vehicle is exactly as described...what value?

And I am aware of the ramifications of the whole "owner" thing...we have a good/unique relationship. I understand need for concern...hence me trying to be thorough.
 

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This WAS the one on his home website for about 23K

Probably a nice car...but anyone pricing a car that wacked isn't worth the time to sniff around.

Car is worth between 5-7k
 

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Website asking price is $12.5K. Way to high in my opinion, but a seller can advertise whatever price he wants...... If everything is as described, $7Kish would be a max if I were considering this car. Keep in mind that this car will probably need an AC evaporator and a throttle actuator in the future. If done by the dealer the evap is a $3K plus job, and a TA
is probably about $1500.

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They lowered the web price, because the first time I noticed that car, I emailed them, they sent me the link with that nutty price so I moved on. :)
 

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I've not ever heard of a non-ASR throttle actuator going bad, other than the wiring. It's the ASR throttle actuators that have problems, and this car does not have ASR.
 

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Non ASR TA's are also subject to potentiometer, motor, and wire harness failures.

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It's a nice shiny car.. but vastly overpriced

And the quote..
We have spend several hours going over the cars paint and trim to bring up those areas up to the same high standards
..if it was so good then why..?

I saw a similar car with 73k miles go for £995 (1,480US)here and if i didn't already own 2 cars i would have been after it like a shot because it was a beauty.. and the dealer took it as a part-ex and sold it that way..
 

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This thread now wallows in the eternal dilemma of value disparity. The correct question is not "what is any W124 worth" but rather "at what price are a willing seller and a savvy buyer likely to meet."

For many on this site, our W124s are "worth" every penny of the $60-70K at which many of them sold when new. Every bit as comfortable, pretty and reliable as new in many cases. This is not true, however, when they change hands. Those that do change hands are subject to the marketplace, not the opinion of the seller, nor necessarily does the value of upgrades or replacement parts get recovered in an arms-length sale.

Interesting to me that Coupes seem to be relatively more valuable in England while the significant premium charged for convertibles in the US doesn't apply so much with the Brits. My Coupe is irreplaceable to me at the price for which I could sell it, so I don't sell it :)

The only time value actually rises in an older car is when two lines cross...those being desirability and rarity. Except for perfect cabriolets, perfect E500's and authentic period tuner variants, I don't think any of the 2 million plus W124's is truly collectible in the sense that their sale price is totally dependent on condition and originality.
 

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My advice is to buy as new as a MB he can afford. Although the W124 is a great vehicle for its time, and I do love mine, it still lacks many safety items found on newer models. The ride is not as smooth either. Make sure he drives one first, then make him drive a W210 and let him choose. I would not pay $12K for a non E500 W124.
 

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This thread now wallows in the eternal dilemma of value disparity. The correct question is not "what is any W124 worth" but rather "at what price are a willing seller and a savvy buyer likely to meet."

Very true, but the question of "at what price have recent exchanges taken place between willing sellers and savvy buyers" is perhaps more pertinent. And, savvy buyers (and willing sellers) will seek to answer this question.

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Non ASR TA's are also subject to potentiometer, motor, and wire harness failures.
Subject to maybe but just not prone to, it just doesn't ever seem to happen, except for the wiring which is easily repaired. Read about a hundred throttle actuator failures and 99 of them will be ASR. Non-ASR throttle actuators tend to be good for the life of the car.
 
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