1993 Mercedes Benz 300CE
|Lot #: 533|
This is a one owner automobile, purchased new in 1992 at Boulevard Motors Mercedes-Benz. It was ordered by a doctor in a small southern Missouri town to his exact specifications. Always babied and garaged, the condition speaks for itself, showing no interior cracks or tears, and the convertible top is essentially flawless. The stunning color combination is absolutely elegant. The doctor had a recent power loss that turned out to be a freakish event that the Mercedes Benz technicians never had seen before. A piece of an exhaust valve became dislodged in the combustion cycle, and put a hole in the piston. So this was an opportunity to inspect the head/cylinders/cams/crank/rods/chain/guide. There was no other apparent damage. The head was sent to the machine shop where they shaved the head, replaced both exhaust valves, and replaced all 24 guides and seals. The # 1 piston was replaced. Turning a bad situation good gave an opportunity to see inside the engine. Putting it back together involved replacing the head gasket, intake manifold gasket, exhaust manifold gasket, front cover gasket, and oil pan gasket. Photo documentation of the entire process. So everything is fresh…...coolant and oil. After a brief break-in/road test/shakedown period, the oil and filter were changed again and the tech signed off the vehicle as 100%. All work was completed an a renowned, respected, and certified Mercedes Benz dealership in St. Louis. The car has been driven several miles since the service and runs and drives like a dream. Absolutely as good as it gets ! Predecessor cabriolets to this car, such as the infamous Mercedes 280 CE, can fetch in excess of $300,000 today! New in 1993, this 300CE Cabriolet features a reinforced body, single button power soft top, fully lined and insulated three layer soft top, and an integrated roll-bar/head restraint system and heated glass rear window. Powered by an in-line 6 cylinder 24V DOHC producing 217 hp/ with 229 lb/ft of torque with a 0-60 time of 8.6 seconds. It has a 4 speed automatic transmission with 1st gear starts. ABS (anti-lock brakes) and ASR (traction control). Standard and optional features include, 10 disc CD Changer w/Bose surround sound, Multi contour Orthopedic drivers and passenger seats, power telescopic steering wheel, heated and memory seats, Power Seat belt presenter, Headlamp washer wipers,, rare matched key locking fuel cap, Draft Stop (windblocker). five 8 hole alloy wheels, Michelin Tires, 18.5 gallon fuel tank, New Mercedes-Benz 100amp battery, recent cam sensor, emission test (pass) and oil service update. Books/records/VMI/CarFax included. Non-smoker. No door dings or curb rash. No accident Clean CarFax.