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1995 Mercedes E320 Convertible

Mercedes Benz Young Classic and Future Collectible! 1995 Mercedes Benz E320 Cabriolet Polar White w/ Oyster Beige Leather Interior Just 38,000 Miles!

1995 Mercedes E320 Convertible

I don’t use the words ‘Future Collectible’ very often when it comes to modern Mercedes-Benz vehicles… read on…. We just acquired this 1995 Mercedes Benz E class Convertible, E320 Cabriolet to be precise, from a local finance company. It is in excellent condition, inside and out.
Mercedes E320 Cabriolet

There are very few modern Mercedes-Benz vehicles that have any real chance of future collectability, mainly due to the fact that so many of each model are actually manufactured. Most Mercedes-Benz experts an aficionados can agree that one of the few cars with the possibility of future appreciation are the E class cabriolets from the early and mid 1990s. Chances are it will be another 25 years before any real appreciation is seen, but look at the 280SE cabriolets from the early 1970s… a good one is well over $100,000 today, they are the most valuable cars of their era… easily out valuing any sedan and even the SLs of the period.
Mercedes E320 Cabriolet

E class cabriolets like this one were very expensive and quite rare in their day. Low mileage examples, like this one, are out there… the best survivors today are those cars that led charmed lives under the care of wealthy individuals. They were driven sparingly and were often third or fourth cars in the garage. This happens to be one such example.

Mercedes E320 Cabriolet

Driver’s seat and rest of interior is in excellent condition.

The clean Carfax vehicle history report of this car shows one owner who moved around to several Western states with the car during the first ten years of its life. In 2006 it was leased to its most recent owner through the finance company we bought the car from. It has been driven occasionally during Spring and Summer months in Minnesota since it arrived in the state in the Spring of 2006.
1995 Mercedes E320 Cabriolet

The pain on the outside of the vehicle is extremely nice, shiny and dent free, clearly garaged its entire life. The interior is incredibly nice, there is almost no wear on the seats, there is no excessive cracking or creasing on the seat bolsters, like you see on so many other examples. This car is clean, clean, clean, inside and out.

Mercedes E320 Cabriolet

Legitimate back seat, the car easily holds 4 people.

I drove the vehicle this morning and am happy to report is performs like a new car. The air conditioning blows ice cold, despite the very high temperatures outside today. The transmission shifts smoothly through all gears, the 6 cylinder engine performs perfectly. This E320 engine was the engine used in most Mercedes Benz vehicles through the early 2000s. It was installed in most E classes, high end C class vehicles and eventually int he M class SUVs when they appeared on the scene in 1998. It’s a ‘bulletproof’ engine that will serve its new owner well for hundreds of thousands of miles if maintained properly. I have several friends in the Mercedes-Benz Club with these cars with in excess of 100k miles on them.
Mercedes E320 Cabriolet

The wheels on this car are not original, they are later wheels, probably from a newer CLK. The tires are in good shape, if you’re a stickler for originality, a set of used, original wheels for this car could easily be sourced for just a few hundred dollars.

Mileage on this particular example is just 38,777… this is the kind of cream puff everyone looks for. I expect to list it on eBay Motors this afternoon for the national market. Call today to put a deal together on this rare survivor. Price new was over $80,000 back in 1995! Our price today is $17,477.

Classic Mercedes 450SLC

SOLD! Mercedes Benz Young Classic 1978 450SLC Exceptional Condition and Ready for Cruising!

Classic Mercedes 450SLC

This 450SLC was purchased by Sears Imports from an older gentleman who was making some room in his garage, he is a long time Sears Imported Autos customer. This 1978 450SLC is in exceptional condition, inside and out. It is metallic brown (sort of a dark copper color) on the outside, it has cognac interior which is original and in excellent condition. More expensive than an SL Roadster when new, these are fairly rare cars today. There were lots made… about 63,000 in this body style from late 1971 until 1981 when the SLC was replaced by the W126 sedan based 500SEC… but few good, survivor cars still exist today.

The Sears Imports body shop performed a very high quality repaint on this car, in the original color. It was extremely well done. It is a dry car.. there was no rust or rust repair, the paint was just ready to be done after more than 30 years. The interior upholstery and carpet is all original and, frankly, in better condition than some of our other SLs that are 10 year newer than this car.

The 3 speed automatic transmission shifts easily, no clunking or jerking. I’ve driven a number of cars like this one and owned several similar cars with the same drive train and this, very honestly, is one of the nicest I’ve driven. Everything works… the electric windows, electric passenger’s side mirror (driver’s side is still manual), electric sunroof, even the clock on the dash. There are no dash cracks in this car, it’s just an honest, original car. It has just over 89,000 original miles on its odometer and is ready for another 89,000 more.

classic mercedes 450SLC

Get in today, turn the key and get on the road. Priced to move at $8,995, Sears Imports stock#19873. Give me a call, come on in, drive it, make an offer, we’re looking to move this vintage cruiser before the end of the Summer.