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)
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.