1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Convertible
1995 showed Mercedes-Benz in their last year of a build that consisted of cars that were over-engineered, and the E320 is the true definition of this. With its folding German canvass top that melts seamlessly into the chassis when lowered and done totally automatically! Also 1 switch controls all 4 windows, and under the hood was the 3.2 Liter inline 6-cylinder that was one of the longest lasting engines Mercedes Benz ever built.
For consignment, a documented low mileage car (less than 40,000 original miles) …this car is merely being broken in. Couple this with an owner that obsessively cared for, and maintained his collection of vehicles, and you have a car that has a lot of value…low mileage, AND real reliability.
Design wise ahead of anything else of its time, this white painted, nicknamed “Miss Blondie” car looks like it just had the dust wiped off of it as it sat in the showroom, awaiting its first buyer. All panels are essentially perfect, and doors slam with that quintessential Mercedes-Benz “thud”. The top works perfectly, and if you were not watching it, you would swear it was never even on the car as it just totally disappears! (When it's up there is no visible evidence of bows or mechanisms). With matching bumpers and premium chrome, this car screams you have arrived, but not with the noise of its powerful engine or throaty exhaust, but with just class, and quality of build. Very similar to a debutante floating down the curved stairway ready to come out and sign her name on the social register.
Gray leather, gray leather, and gray leather sums it up, but throw in a smattering of burl, and a wallet full of conveniences like power everything, climate control, and to top it off…hand built, and a mere 3,000 produced in 1995, and you have something very special. My dear increase the output of the concerto music on the Blaupunkt.
A Mercedes M104 3.2 Liter inline 6 engine hand built produces 217hp. Automatic transmission shifts so smoothly, you do not even know it's doing it.
Housed most of its life in Tennessee, it has never seen bad weather, and it looks it. No rust, all very clean and structurally sound.