3.2 Liter 6
LOW MILES ON THIS LOW PRODUCTION BENZ, LOADED W/OPTIONS, RARE, ELEGANT & REFINED
Although they were often overshadowed by the sporty 2-seat SL models, Mercedes-Benz has a long history of wonderful 4-passenger convertibles. The E-series spawned a particularly attractive variant, and this low-mileage 1995 E320 convertible combines the many virtues of Mercedes-Benz history with an open air experience that few other cars can rival.
Owned by a collector from new, this gorgeous white ragtop shows just 78,832 original miles, and in Mercedes-Benz-speak, that's barely broken-in. Never a daily driver, this car was specifically purchased as a fair-weather, top-down cruiser, a job for which it is ideally suited. The two-tone white over gray combination looks elegant and polished, and with typical Mercedes-Benz build quality, the fit and finish are beyond reproach. The 4-door E-class actually makes for a lovely and well-proportioned 2-door convertible, particularly with the top down. Spending the past 20 years in protected storage when it wasn't being driven certainly explains the excellent condition of the glossy white paint, the plastic components, and the rubber, all of which remain in first-class condition. The distinctive Mercedes grille with three-pointed star hood ornament provides just the right amount of cache to get you front-row parking from the valets, but the car is pure understatement and doesn't need to shout to make its point.
This car was built when Mercedes-Benz automobiles were truly engineered like no other. Every single control feels silky and well-damped, and while it was all business behind the wheel, that was how Mercedes customers seemed to prefer it. The supportive gray leather buckets show minimal wear and no damage from the sun or otherwise, just a light shine on the driver's side where it's been polished by years of driving. Door panels, carpets, and the dash are all extremely well-preserved and the instrument panel will look familiar to anyone who drove a period Mercedes-Benz of any type. It's loaded with features, including climate control, power windows and locks, memory seats, cruise control, a heated rear window, and a powerful AM/FM/cassette stereo with a CD changer. The airbag-equipped tilt column was somewhat of a rarity in 1995, but it makes this grand tourer extremely comfortable under just about any conditions. The top raises and folds with the touch of a button and looks fantastic in either position thanks to high-quality materials and a glass rear window. The trunk is also nicely finished with a surprising amount of space, so this should be your next road trip car.
That road trip will be effortlessly facilitated by a 3.2-liter inline-six that's turbine-smooth and remarkably thrifty. For some reason, the Mercedes engineers decided that the transmission should start in second gear, so it feels smooth around town, but where this car really shines is on the open road where you can hustle just a little bit. It's not a racer, but it feels competent and buttoned-down under any circumstances and with the open-air experience, it makes for a first-class ride. The engine bay is very tidy and shows signs of regular maintenance, critical on a car as complex as this, and the undercarriage shows what you get from storing the car out of the elements; it's really nice! Four-wheel disc brakes and gorgeous alloy wheels are standard, and it now carries 195/65/15 Michelin radials at all four corners.
Rarer than an SL and capable of transporting four in comfort, this E320 convertible deserves a closer look, especially at this price. Call today!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 3.2 Liter 6
- Transmission Type
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 78,832 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Center Console