1996 Rare E Class Cabriolet in Excellent Condition For Sale
E220 Cabriolet 2.2 Litre – 1996P
Green/Black metallic, black power hood with glass heated rear screen, cream leather interior, 4-speed switchable auto, air conditioning, heated electric front seats, leather/wood steering wheel and wooden gearknob, driver and passenger airbags, front and rear armrests, central storage box, illuminated vanity mirrors, infra-red remote central locking, air conditioning, original 8 hole alloy wheels, radio/CD player, all original tools and manuals, full service history. 13 stamps, 6 from franchise dealers.
There were only 789 E220 cabriolets officially delivered to the UK, and, being a very expensive car to begin with, most were specified with very few optional extras. The generous specification and low mileage of this car, plus the fact that it is finished in the much sought after Green/Black metallic and is one of the very last to be built, makes it very rare and desirable.
It was supplied new in November 1996 by Patrick Mercedes-Benz of Solihull to a subsidiary of Great Universal Stores as a company car for a senior staff member in the Manchester area. He kept it until 2000 and had it serviced three times by Portmann Mercedes-Benz of Manchester, taking it upto around 30,000 miles. It was then purchased by a gentleman in Worcestershire who kept it until 2008. He had it serviced four times by Stirling Mercedes-Benz of Worcester. Its third owner was a man from Harpenden who purchased it with the intention of keeping it as a long term investment. During his time of ownership he had it serviced once by a well known independent Mercedes specialist in St Albans. Sadly his work pattern changed unexpectedly and necessitated him upping his annual mileage drastically, so rather than see the car wasted on business motoring he reluctantly parted with it. He only covered 3,000 miles during his time of ownership but had it serviced once by Mercedes-Benz of Tamworth.
All servicing has been carried out at close to or before the recommended intervals and it is all correctly stamped up in the service book. In addition I have a printout of all work done during the first ownership, every invoice from the second, third and fourth ownerships, and every old MoT certificate.
The car looks superb in the deep emerald paintwork, which appears as a rich metallic black in most lighting conditions. It drives superbly, and is in pristine condition throughout. It will be a continuing source of pleasure for its new owner.
Work carried out by myself during my ownership during the past 6 years:
New front wings genuine MB parts
Near side window actuator front O/S
Replaced exhaust back box
Wood / leather steering wheel original MB part
After market radio fitted
Four new Goodyear tyres fitted 3 months ago
Full service history
All documentation from new
Four new springs fitted, original MB parts
Brake lines replaced
4 owners ( 1 owner has purchased vehicle twice)
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