Mercedes 300CE
 
Mercedes 300CE
Technical Specification

Mark & Model Mercedes 300CE
Year 1990
Registration plate Jersey
Chassis Number WDB124050 2B404733
Engine Number 103983 22 231745
Engine Capacity 2962cc
Transmissions Automatic
Mileage 89280
Body style Two door Coupe
Interior color Light grey
Exterior color Ocean Blue
Seating capacity Four
Wheels and Tyres Alloys
Asking Price £6950
The 300 CE coupe was based on the new W124 E-Class released here in 1986, albeit on an 85 mm shorter wheelbase than its saloon sibling. The coupe’s styling was elegant and remains so today when other cars of the era have dated quickly. Almost 30 years after it was first launched the 300 CE is a good looking car oozing the solid prestige that came with the Mercedes-Benz badge in those days. Underneath it rode on the same competent W124 platform. A combination of coil springs and telescopic shocks at the front worked in tandem with a five-link independent rear suspension to give the 300 CE a solid foundation for responsive handling. The handling was typical of ’Benz, starting out with under steer at low speeds before becoming more balanced as the speed climbs. The result was a supreme feeling of confidence in the road holding. Powerful disc brakes slowed the heavy coupe with ease, and standard ABS added to the coupe’s braking prowess. Under the imposing bonnet lay a silky smooth straight six-cylinder engine. With fuel-injection delivering the fuel, the 3.0-litre six had a single overhead camshaft with two valves per cylinder and put out 135 kW at 5700 revs with peak torque of 260 Nm at 4400 revs. Mercedes only offered a smooth shifting four-speed auto transmission in the 300 CE. Under normal acceleration it started off in second gear, which made it feel sluggish, but if you buried your right foot into the carpet it came to life in a most unexpected way. When stirred the 300 CE was quite a performer. It would take around eight seconds to accelerate from a standstill to 63.5 MPH, and its top speed was 140 mph. Inside, the two-door body offered roomy accommodation for four adults in individual bucket seats. Air-conditioning and cruise control were optional, fitted as standard were power windows and mirrors, central locking, power steering and a four-speaker radio cassette sound system.
 
 
 
Supplied new by Jacksons Garage, the Channel Island Mercedes main dealer, this 300CE has a full documented service book from delivery in December 1990 to date, together with history file of associated invoices, mainly serviced by Andrew Ruellan for the last 36000 miles, out of the total 88244 miles spent in the Channel Islands and touring Europe. The 300CE coupes are recognised as being one of the last true Mercedes Benz, and prices have continued to rise over the last few years, beautifully equipped, elegant and capable of being used for long distance touring, it is today a very usable classic. Ordered with a fairly high specification when new, now fitted with Blaupunkt Sevillia radio / CD , air conditioning, electric sunroof, headlamp washers, electric memory seats, seat belt butlers, all of which today function perfectly.
 
An extremely well kept and serviced 300CE with relatively low mileage for the year, the original paintwork is in particularly good condition, with clean body lines and no blistering to the wings or wheel arches. Finished in two tone nautical blue, the body and paintwork is in excellent condition complimented by light grey leather interior, which is in very good condition, complimented by excellent carpets with Mercedes Benz over mats. The wheels will be re-silvered prior on sale.
 
 
 
In excellent original condition, small repair to one seat, slight crazing to centre front arm rest
 
In very good condition having benefitted from regular servicing, a new set of tyres have been very recently fitted.
 
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