W124 was the internal chassis designation for the 1985-1995 generation of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class; it was also the first generation officially referred to as the “E-Class”. W124 models replaced the W123 after 1985 and were succeeded by the W210 E-Class after 1995. The R129 SL roadster was based on the W124 platform, and in return the W124 was later equipped with the SL’s 5-litre V8 engines, creating the 500E.
Blue-Black Metallic paintwork, Grey perforated leather upholstery, Sportline equipment: Sports seats front and rear, Electrically adjustable front seats with memory, 390mm ‘E500’ sports steering wheel, Quick ratio steering, Lower ride height, Specially tuned suspension, “Sportline” exterior badges and gearknob; 5-speed automatic transmission, Cruise control, Air conditioning, Electric windows front and rear, Electrically-adjustable steering column, Burred walnut interior trim, Front central armrest, Rear headrests, Electric rear window sunblind, Heat-insulating glass all round, Headlamp wash/wipe, Clear front indicators, Remote central locking, Pioneer head unit with remote, Spare wheel, Mercedes overmats.
This bona fide W124 Sportline looks magnificent in Blue-Black Metallic, the perfect choice for a Mercedes of this vintage. As a rare factory Sportline the car boasts specially tuned suspension for better handling, lower ride height and a more assertive stance. On close inspection there are no unsightly scrapes or scuffs to report, either to the bumpers or bodywork, and along both sides the car remains nice and straight. The headlamps are clear with no signs of moisture ingress, and the ‘Sportline’ badges are still present all round. With only a handful of discreet paint imperfections to speak of, this handsome example presents in great condition throughout, not concours but in line with the age and mileage. The underside also presents to a very high standard.