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Mercedes W124 E220 Coupe Ultra Rare 5sp Man - 71K Mls - FSH SOLD (1996)
|1996 Mercedes-Benz (W124) E220 5sp. Manual Coupe|
Stunning 189 Green/Black - Unmarked Mushroom Quartz Cloth Interior
Just 71K Miles - 3 Previous Owner - FSH
An Extremely Rare Vehicle in Pristine Condition
Date of Registration: 30th January 1996 (N Prefix)
MOT Expiry: 17th November 2017 (No Advisories)
Mileage: 71,441 Miles
Service History: FSH (17 Stamps (Mostly MB/MB Specialists) + A4 Lever Arch File of Invoice + All Old MOT's)
Last Serviced: 18 November 2016 at 71,440 Miles
Keys: Two Remote Flip Keys + Valet Key
Previous Keepers on V5:3 (4 in total, all documented)
HPI Status: 100% Clear
Ultra Rare 5sp Manual Transmission
Leather Rimmed Steering Wheel & Gear Shift
Driver Airbag & Passenger Airbags
Mushroom Leather Interior
Electrically Adjusting Driver's Seat
Electric Seatbelt Handover
Rear Headrests (Remotely Retractable)
Storage Box in Front Console
Storage Box in Rear Console
Electric Windows x 4
Infra Red Remote Central Locking
Electric Tilt/Slide Sunroof
Load Adjustable Headlamps
Front Fog Lamps
Becker Mexico BE-4337 CD/Tuner
Factory Tinted Glass with Gradient Band Windscreen
Recently Refurbished 8-Alloy Wheels with Almost New Pirelli Tyres
Unused Spare Wheel & Tyre
Locking Wheel Nuts
Genuine MB Overmats (Two Sets; mats on mats!)
Supplied by H.L Gorner, Clapham on 30th January 1996, this is a rare beast indeed. In the vehicle's extensive service history file , there is a letter from Mercedes, confirming that only twenty E220 Coupes (model reference 124.042) with manual transmission were registered in the UK. Two decades on, of those twenty examples, I believe that only seven now remain, and I suspect this is one of the best.
Supplied new to company in Lancaster on 30/01/1996, they kept it the obligatory two years, after which is was sold to the director of resources at Cheshire Council. He kept it up to 2002, after which is was sold to a hospital consultant, who doted on the car and kept it 8 years, after which it found it's way into hands of a Mercedes enthusiast and club member , who owned it a further five years, during which time it was a regular attendee at various shows in The Borders and North of England.
The service history is extremely extensive showing this car has been extremely maintained by both main dealers and latterly respected specialists, who understand these cars. It's fair to say that no expense has been spared on the upkeep of this vehicle, during its life, and the condition speaks for itself. I've also given the underside of the car a liberal dose of Bilt Hamber Dynax UC Clear anti-corrosion wax to preserve it for years to come.
What makes this car almost unique though is the manual transmission, which I know won't be to everyone's taste, however if you do want a manual version of this most elegant of cars, then 1, you'll struggle to find one, and 2, I don't think you'll find one as nice as this one; it really is a little gem. The driving experience is very different to the auto version, and allows the driver to maximise the engine's capabilities and chassis dynamics much more, than you would be able to with a vehicle fitted with automatic transmission. Also having that extra gear, motorway cruising is extremely relaxed and as a result its very economical, with 40 mpg easily achievable. I've driven this car some distance now, and I really enjoy the experience; its quite a novelty actually.
So, there you have it, quite a special car in its own right. If you do want a W124 Coupe with manual transmission, then here it is, and a very nice one at that, or if you just want an extremely nice, well sorted W124 Coupe and don't mind having one with manual transmission, then this just may be for you too. At the end of the day, being only one of seven cars can only help it's case as an investible classic.
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