VIN = WDBEA34E8RC108094
No Reserve: 1994 Mercedes-Benz E420
This 1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 was sold new in Pennsylvania and kept for 14 years and 101k miles by its the original owner. The second owner added 30k miles over the following four years before the car was acquired by the seller in early 2012. The seller has added 45k miles and has used the car regularly, with servicing including ignition, cooling, and driveline work as well as a $5k air conditioning overhaul. This W124 sedan is described as a stock and well-maintained driver and is sold with a Carfax, records from the seller’s ownership, and a clean New Jersey title.
Fading and clear coat checking are shown on the roof and trunk along with a “brushed” appearance on the right rear door and quarter panel. A 2004 front-end accident is noted on the Carfax report below, though further details are unknown to the seller. Two low-speed rear impacts, both reportedly under 10 mph, occurred during the seller’s ownership resulting in cosmetic damage to the rear bumper. The seller says that no structural or body damage was incurred in either circumstance. Repairs were carried out by a local body shop along with repainting of the left side from the front door rearward.
Factory 15″ wheels wear General Altimax rubber installed in 2016. Photos document bubbling in the driver-side quarter and trunk lid, and a dime-sized area is mentioned near the sunroof seal. New front window seals were installed in 2012.
Condition of the grey leather interior is shown in a number of photos, which indicate wear mainly on the driver’s seat and center arm rest. Carpets remain covered by factory mats, while the headliner is shown to sag slightly. Wood console trim and HVAC switchgear are shown up close along with retractable rear head rests. The odometer currently shows 177k miles and is said to be accurate.
Interior accessories are said to work well including the air conditioning, which received a $5k dash-out overhaul in 2014 involving replacement of the evaporator, compressor, and receiver drier as well as conversion to R134a refrigerant. The intermittent wiper setting has recently ceased to operate predictably. New shifter bushings were installed in 2014 and the mono heat valve was recently replaced. The original stereo has given way to a more modern Alpine unit with a built-in CD changer, 30-pin Apple connector, and Bluetooth.
Power is from a 4.2-liter M119 V8 and shifting is via a 4-speed automatic transmission. The seller states that the car has been maintained using all factory parts over the last five years. The cooling system received a new thermostat and bypass hose in 2014, followed by a replacement auxiliary fan resistor and harness in 2016. Fuel lines were replaced in 2015 and 2016 along with a new filter. The voltage regulator is a recent item and all ignition components have been replaced with new factory parts at least once, including both coils. A good used EZL ignition control module was recently fitted to remedy a stumbling/no-start condition.
A new muffler, resonator, and oxygen sensor have been installed along with a low-mileage catalytic converter. The transmission received fresh cooler hoses and a new kickdown cable, upshift delay control valve, and overload protection switch in 2012. Engine and transmission mounts were replaced in 2013 along with the driveshaft assembly, center support bearing, and flex discs. Valve cover gaskets were replaced in 2012 and the seller notes light fluid seepage from the transmission pan and differential.
Front upper strut mounts, sway bar bushings and brackets were replaced in 2014. A new power steering hose and seals were installed in 2012, and work on the braking system has included a new master cylinder, hoses, rotors and pads during the seller’s ownership. Underside photos detail the condition of the floors, chassis rails, suspension and drivetrain components.