1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E-24

WHO John Threlfall WHAT 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E-24 MILES 92,721 PROVE­NANCE Top spec and full his­tory MODS None HOW­MANY LEFT 110 (24v model)

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HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?

It was bought from clas­sic Mercedes-Benz spe­cial­ist Charles Iron­side Lim­ited on 4 Jan­uary 2013, with 58,200 miles show­ing, for £7700. I saw the ad­vert in Mercedes

En­thu­si­ast and part-ex­changed my R-reg C-class Merc for it. The cur­rent mileage is shown as 82,400, but a new speedome­ter was fit­ted at 10,321 (recorded in ser­vice book on 1 Au­gust 1996) so the ac­tual mileage is 92,721. It is in great con­di­tion and very orig­i­nal, and has been fea­tured in two Mercedes mag­a­zines.

HOW MUCH HIS­TORY?

It has an in­ter­est­ing his­tory, hav­ing been pur­chased new by a vice pres­i­dent at Proc­tor & Gam­ble in Sur­rey and looked af­ter by a lo­cal garage. When bought, it was or­dered with ev­ery avail­able ex­tra – from air con­di­tion­ing to Sport­line sus­pen­sion and a 90-litre fuel tank – bar­ring an ad­justable steer­ing col­umn, which the sales­man some­how for­got to add to the or­der. This brought the ba­sic list price of £35,000 up to a to­tal of al­most £50,000. That’s a pretty ex­pen­sive car even by to­day’s stan­dards.

There are many ser­vice re­ceipts de­tail­ing sig­nif­i­cant work done (I have an A4 ring binder full of doc­u­ments). The ser­vice man­ual records mileages to 59,465 on 30 De­cem­ber 2013, with all MoTs from 13 March 2006 (at 15,637) to date.

WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?

There are lit­er­ally a cou­ple of blemishes, which I have left for the sake of orig­i­nal­ity. The car is in reg­u­lar use and has so far re­quired noth­ing other than reg­u­lar ser­vic­ing.

HAS IT BEEN MOD­I­FIED?

No, there are no mod­i­fi­ca­tions.

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