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1994 Mercedes Benz E320 Wagon Survivor SoCal Always 2nd Owner Amazing Cond Rare

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: E-Class
Type: Wagon
Year: 1994
Mileage: 246223
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: San Clemente, California, United States

1994 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Additional Info:

1994 Mercedes Benz E320 Wagon (W124)


246K Miles

(Top-End Motor Rebuilt at 161K)

(Transmission Rebuilt at 158K)

$35K in Service/Maintenance Receipts


#2+ Condition


(always garaged in Southern CA since new)


(over $35K in receipts)



(Code 049)

Grey MB Tex Interior


3.2L 6-Cylinder Gas Engine - 217 HP

4-Speed Automatic Trans

Power Everything




Excellent 90% Original Paint

Original Glass

(exception front windshield)



Mercedes Benz Texture Vinyl Upholstery

(100% Original and Excellent Cond)

Burl Wood Accents & Console

Gorgeous Original Carpet & Headliner

Like Brand New MBenz Floor Mats

(always had another set of mats on top)

Sony AM/FM Stereo - 1-Disc CD

All Books & 4-Keys

A Three-Inch File of All Records

MSRP 1994: $72,000

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Link to YouTube Walk-Around Video:

(Note: I stated 248K in the video but it was dark and I read it wrong)


It was the 13th day of September 1997 when my little engineer wife strolled into Mission Viejo Imports Mercedes-Benz (now Mercedes-Benz of Laguna Niguel) and plunked down the largest amount she had ever paid for an automobile, with a little help from me. It had belonged to a one owner lady and had 33,800 miles on it when we bought it as a Mercedes-Benz certified vehicle. The W124 had stickered new for $72K. I remember them showing us a print out of it, but we don’t have the original sticker unfortunately. It did not come with the car. VIN: WDBEA92EXRF278008

Over the past 23 years of ownership she spent $34,508.76 or thereabouts. Surely even an aerospace engineer can lose a receipt or two from time to time. Anyway, the rundown on service and maintenance is all listed below. No expense was sparred and after the warranty period elapsed all work was performed by Stefan at German Imports in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Stefan is a real deal Mercedes Benz mechanic from Germany and is well known in South Orange County as one of the best mechanics in the area, also just an amazing person. He knows this car intimately.


The body on this car is 100% original and roughly 90% original paint. I have been detailing cars since I was 10 years old and prepare collector vehicles for concour events in and around Southern CA, as well as judge at many of these events. The paint looks as good as the day we bought it back in 1997. There is nothing like the Glasurit paint that Mercedes used back in those days. I compare it to porcelain, as it is hard and incredibly durable.

The car was bumped in the rear bumper once, lightly, just cracking the bumper cover about six to eight inches and was repaired and repainted with Glasurit paint (the MBenz factory paint) by a high-end shop in San Juan Capistrano. A few years later the front bumper took a hit from a piece of a lawnmower flying off a truck and hitting the front end below the radiator. Again fixed by the same shop. The passenger door mirror got sideswiped somewhere along the way and was replaced with one that needs to be manually repositioned rather than electric.No body work, just a big scratch in the door from when the mirror got ripped off. We repainted it twice because the color match was slightly off the first time. Other than the gray bumpers and the passenger door the paint is all original and has been maintained/washed weekly by me and polished bi-annually since new. The car has always been garaged at home and at her work since she took ownership. The paint looks as good today as the day she bought the car. There are no dings or scratches on the car currently. There is a small crack in the drivers side rear tail light, pictured below.


The interior is also outstanding and is atestament to the MB Texture material for the seating and door panels and trim. The carpeting from that era is fabulous and it is in near mint condition. The interiors from this period are simplyindestructiblein my opinion. There is one little crack in one of the pleats in the driver seat. The headliner is near perfection and not a single crack nor fading in the dash. The wood is in great shape. As a side note, there were sheepskin seat covers on this car from about 40K miles to 240K. The back seat has barely been used.


The top end of the engine was gone through at 161K and transmission was rebuilt at 158K. The engine starts right up with ease and runs smooth, has power and shifts through the gears wonderfully. If you sit in traffic for more than about 30 minutes in extreme heat it will start to warm up, but has never overheated. The Radiator is relatively new. Obviously with nearly 250K miles on it we can’t guarantee it is going to run forever… but it runs fantastic and has great acceleration and pull. The transmission shifts wonderfully. When you do every single service meticulously, these cars will run a very long time. The money was spent and it was maintained to near perfection. It does not appear to use much oil, but we really have not driven it much since she bought an Audi AllRoad in early 2015. I would plan on a quart every 1000-1200 miles worst case. The battery is new as of May 2020.

The radio works, the windows work perfectly, the wipers, the cruise control and every single system in this car works like the day it came out of the factory. The AC blows cold. The hydraulic locks have always worked perfectly.

Driving these W124’s from this era are truly amazing and have incredibly smooth acceleration and handling characteristics. The ride quality is wonderful and cannot be compared to the later model wagons that were roughly 60% of the price of these vehicles new. These were the last of the hand-built Benzes. They are special. You couldn't wear out this chassis if you tried. At roughly 9500 miles per year since new, this car still has that brand new look and feel to it. Why? Because it was quality built during one of the best eras of Mercedes-Benz manufacture and was owned by a person that knew how to take care of it.


The undercarriage is immaculate and dry with no signs of any rust anywhere. The exhaust is good, all the bushings and front end bits are in excellent shape, most everything has been replaced and always with nothing but Mercedes-Benz original parts. All the original undercoating and painted parts are as they came from the factory.

Brakes are all good.Tires are probably eight years old but still have tread on them (see I told you we didn’t have every receipt). The car has had a very small leak forever and our mechanic Stefan has always tried to source it but just gave up and said “Mercedes leak” (with strong German accent). We always figured when we went through the whole engine we would reseal it.

When we put together the list of work compiled in the receipts we only grabbed the big items. There is a lot more detail in the receipts.




11/201997 35,508174MINOR SERVICE

1/11/199837,258378STARTER RELAY

2/26/199845,73540DOOR LOCK CYLINDER

7/21/199852,606153MINOR SERVICE

1/12/1999 59,968520IGNITION COILS


5/19/1999 67,62051267.5K SERVICE, BRAKE ROTORS

10/14/1999 74,96136975K SERVICE, STEERING DAMPER

12/16/1999 77,118477WATER PUMP

4/20/2000 82,445183SERVICE

5/25/2000 68,000730NEW WHEELS

7/11/2000 85,347142STEERING WHEEL TUMBLER

11/20/2000 90,24564090K SERVICE, BRAKE PADS

1/05/2001 95,550197OVER VOLTAGE CHECK


7/10/2001 98,13593MINOR SERVICE

9/10/2001 101,438227AIR CONDITIONING

12/14/2001 105,441708MAJOR SERVICE, STEERING SHOCK

2/28/2002107,000377FUEL PUMP


5/16/2002112,118559112K SERVICE, BRAKES, FUEL PUMP

6/24/2002115,875215TRANSMISSION SERVICE

6/6/2003125,013213125K SERVICE

6/19/2003131,716254DRIVE BELT

8/21/2003135,921899135K SERVICE, STEERING DAMPER

2/11/2004142,507115142k SERVICE

7/28/2004148,5061094POWER WINDOW REPAIR

9/2/2004150,093520150K SERVICE, MUFFLER, BELT SHOCK

12/16/2004 154,443356BRAKE PADS

3/31/2005158,369772157K SERVICE, MOTOR MOUNTS


6/2/2005161,855106MINOR SERVICE

6/27/2005161,8552634HEAD GASKET & TOP END REBUILD


5/10/2006171,766534172K SERVIC, BRAKES


9/15/2006177,016175TURN RELAY

9/19/2006119,736697170K SERVICE

11/15/2006 178,837728FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR

8/9/2007 187,455 403 BRAKES, SERVICE

12/10/2007 190,787819190K SERVICE, VALVE GASKETS

1/25/2008 192,383961OXYGEN SENSOR


11/11/2008 201,0001249DRIVE SHAFT DISK

1/7/2010 213,518314MINOR SERVICE

5/11/2010 218,066383MINOR SERVICE

11/3/2010 223,4181010220K SERVICE

11/17/2010 224,418168MINOR SERVICE

12/22/2010 224,418219MINOR SERVICE

3/30/2011 228,835 899BLOWER MOTOR, SERVICE

7/28/2011 232,3001174 223K SERV, DIFFERENTIAL MOUNTS

9/7/2011233,560219MINOR SERVICE

3/12/2012239,700376MINOR SERVICE

6/22/2012242,060272MINOR SERVICE

11/20/2012 242,998494SERVICE

12/16/2014 244,991646EXHAUST HOLDER REPAIR

11/24/2020 246,900630.76 SERVICE


The car is turnkey, it needs nothing and is ready to drive anywhere.

If you are looking for a Southern CA maintained vehicle, with no rust, a wonderful original body and great mechanicals, this may be the one for you. These vehicles are just starting to be recognized for their extreme build quality and have a long way to go in collector value. Without question analog MB’s from this era are simply fabulous cars.

If you are in Southern CA please call to make an appointment to see this amazing vehicle.

For additional information call Frank at 949-310-6262


The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed.

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