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1991 Mercedes Benz 300ce RARE BLACK ON BLACK, CLEAN CARFAX!! ONLY 93K!!

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
Type: Coupe
Year: 1991
Mileage: 93,500
VIN: WDBEA51E8MB385374
Color: Black
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Morrisville, Pennsylvania, United States

1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series Additional Info:

WOW - What a nice looking car! I have up for bid a beautiful 1991 Mercedes E class coupe. Super Rare Black on Black with low miles and super clean Carfax! No accidents. No stories. Cosmetically, this car is in above average condition. I challenge you to find a better looking vehicle for this price range!
No matter what I sell this for, it will be a huge financial loss to me. The whole top end of the engine has been rebuilt. Head Gasket went bad, my Mercedes Mechanic did the head gasket and had it properly machined from a reputable machine shop in the area that builds race cars. They did the valve seals and re-machined all the heads as well. We used all OEM parts during the rebuild and even replaced a bunch of oil gaskets along the way. I probably spent $5,000 in to it this year. I do not have a lot of the receipts but majority of the parts are such that if you pop the hood and look around, you can verify them. I have 1 pic below of the engine block out of the car after it was re-machined and before it went back in. All of this work has been done in the last 6 months:
  • Top end engine rebuild / New head gasket / New valve seals / Re-machined head and block
  • New radiator. New hoses
  • Many new gaskets
  • All new motor/transmission mounts. No vibration in the car.
  • Both new Fuel Pumps, Bosch brand (OEM)
  • New antenna seal, and new front grille, new upgraded OEM Euro Tail lights
  • All new OEM brake pads and rotors all around and brake lines bled. Brakes feel like brand new with full pressure and stop confidently.
  • New Water Pump and Thermostat. (Water pump went bad and this was the cause of the engine to overheat and cause the head gasket to go bad.)
  • New Oil Pressure Switch
  • New idle control module (OEM)
  • New Fuel Injection control module (OEM)
  • New Fuel Pressure Regulator (OEM)
  • New Coolant Temp sensor and fan switch
  • New H&R sport springs 1.5in lowering
  • 4 new tires and 4 AMG wheels just custom refinished

This was a no expense spared project for me until recently. I have put so much money in to this car using a solid local Mercedes mechanic until recently, when he decided to retire and sell his shop. The new owner is not a German car specialist and now I don't have anyone I trust to work on the car without ripping me off. 2 recent problems surfaced and I am not interested in getting it fixed.
  • The car randomly starts on the 2nd try. I gave it to the mechanic for 1 week and he could not reproduce the problem. It doesn't do it all of the time. I changed the Fuel Pressure regulator, and Fuel Injection module in hopes to resolve this and it didnt work. Usually the car starts right up on the first try. Sometimes, it cranks great and then RPM gauge goes up and then comes right down and the car doesn't start. When you crank it the 2nd time, it starts right up. If my Mercedes specialist was still in business, I know he would figure this out easily.
  • Stereo Speakers sometimes crackle. Radio Antenna gets stuck and stays down most of the time. (On a side note, if these 2 things bother you, you are probably not the right person to be buying a 1991)
I am not a mechanically savy car guy and I no longer have a good mechanic who knows this car so I don't feel comfortable keeping it anymore. This is cosmetically a great condition car with no paint work. All original. Interior is like brand new. Amazing how well the leather looks for its age. Better than my 2007 BMW leather. The car is a NON smoker and always garage kept. You can tell when you see it. NO RUST anywhere.
Please keep in mind you are buying a 1991 and don't expect to find a brand new show car. Everyone's perception is different. I am picky and I think this car is in great condition. You may or may not agree. I am disclosing the 2 major issues I know of above. I do not need the money and this is not a desperation sale. The car can continue to sit around for all I care. Please, if you are going to try to look for every imperfection and scratch and then wheel and deal, save yourself the trouble and don't buy my car.
With a little bit of work this car can be perfect. If you are or know a German car mechanic, you are in luck.
I don't drive this car often, but in prep for selling, I daily drove it for the last 1 week and put 500 miles on it. No issues I can think of besides what I mentioned.