Rare Sportline: 1994 Mercedes Benz E320 – SOLD!
September 16, 2021 Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
Listen: it’s not a big secret that many enthusiasts love the W124 chassis Mercedes-Benz. They are proven to be reliable, classy, and great buys either as platforms to modify or simply enjoy as-is. But we can still split hairs even further when it comes to identifying truly special models within the long-lived lineup. If you’re not aiming for a pricy 500E, a “Sportline” edition like this 1994 Mercedes E320 coupe originally listed in August 2021 on Craigslist in Sanford, Florida is the one to buy, an accident-free example listed for $12,500. Comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his E320 fairly, as an “Excellent” model is valued at $19,900 and a “Good” example slides in at $8,900.
Now, every manufacturer makes special edition models that operate under the premise of being more sporting, whether achieved through actual performance enhancements or just the appearance of such. The Sportline trim walked the line rather nicely, not going into the engine compartment but also going further than just some extra emblems on the body. The Sportline trim extended down to the entry-level 190E and up to the E- Class as seen here, and it offered drivers a few different options. In the case of the 190E, you got the full Recaro interior from the 2.3-16 Cosworth, along with suspension tuning and yes, special badges. The E-Class didn’t often get the upgraded interior but did get firmer suspensions and the same badges as the 190E.
We came across this 1994 Mercedes-Benz commercial featuring the launch of the then-new W124 E-Class:
Those improvements may not seem like much, but very few cars ever received the Sportline upgrade. It just wasn’t a big seller, or perhaps it was poorly marketed to consumers. The seller’s car is not only a gorgeous example of a W124 coupe with reasonable miles, but it has the Sportline features which are all intact, right down to the badges and shift knob. The color combo is perfect for a mid-90s Mercedes, and despite the light-colored leather interior, there are no obvious signs of blemishes or soiling on the carpets. The W124 coupes come with a disappearing B-pillar, which has to make it one of the last modern cars to have this feature – and it makes all the difference in the world. The seller has upgraded to some larger AMG Monoblock-style wheels, but in some ways, they almost look too big for the car. Regardless, this rare E320 Sportline has very few needs and is a rare example of one of the more reliable hobby cars there is. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Up for sale is my very rare 1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 Coupe SportLine package. It only has 112K miles and I have a clean Florida title in hand. The vehicle has never been in an accident and has always been garage kept and pampered. There are no issues anywhere! No check engine lights, no oil leaks, and no funny noises! The inline 6-cylinder engine it’s in excellent condition. The transmission shifts smoothly at every Gear. The A/C blows ice cold, the factory radio works as well. The leather interior it’s in great condition all around everything on the car works 100%. It has four newer Michelin Tires. I am asking $12,500 or the best offer. If interested please call or text 321 4.45 90/9.8 no trades and serious offers only.“
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