After greater than 15 years of recording intriguing cars I snoop in cars and truck graveyards, I recognize which of those cars are more than likely to reveal huge analyses on their odometers: Honda Accords and also Mercedes-Benzes. In my individual junkyard-odometer Leading 10, a Volvo 240 leads with 631,999 miles and also a vehicle requires to defeat 411,794 miles to burglarize the listing in any way. 1980 s Mercedes-Benzes have 3 of those areas, 1980 s Honda Accords very own 3 even more, Volvo has 2 overall, and also Ford and also Toyota have one each. Today’s Junkyard Treasure disappoints this listing, however it’s still notable for being a gasoline-engined Mercedes-Benz W124 in great problem in spite of the standard of 10,525 miles it passed through throughout each of its 33 years when driving.
Remember that a lot of suppliers kept five-digit odometers right into the 1980 s and also commonly (when it comes to Detroit) right into the 1990 s, and afterwards almost everybody mosted likely to unreadable-in-the-junkyard electronic odometers around the millenium. That indicates that I make certain I have actually recorded lots of American pickup, Toyota Coronas, and also old Mercedes-Benz diesels with more than a half-million miles on five-digit odometers that passed on the 10,000 s figure from 9 to absolutely no a half-dozen times. Still, surpassing 300,000 tested miles is fairly an achievement.
The individuals in Stuttgart weren’t making use of the E-Class classification when this cars and truck was developed (that came later on, in 1993), however that’s what we have actually obtained below. The “E” in this badge describes Einspritzmotor, for gas shot.
The W124 car changed its fabulous W123 precursor beginning in the 1985 version year, with manufacturing proceeding via1995 The W123 was a tough act to comply with, many thanks to its popular durability and also dependability, however the W124 was durable has its crazed fanatics today.
In 1989, American Mercedes-Benz customers might obtain the W124 in wagon, car, or sports car kind. The 300 E car was the second-cheapest of the lot, with an MSRP of $45,100(concerning $110,535 in 2022 bucks).
The entry-level 1989 E-Class, the 260 E, had a 2.6-liter straight-six ranked at 158 horse power, like the 190 E that year. The 300 E obtained this 3.0-liter 6 with 177 equines.
If you desired a brand-new US-market Mercedes-Benz with a hands-on transmission in 1989, your only selection was the proto-C-Class 190 E. A four-speed automated was required on the ‘89300 E below.
The factory-issue emergency treatment set is still below, though junkyard customers have actually searched around in it.
Mercedes-Benz set up vehicle driver’s- side air bags as conventional tools on U.S.-market W124 s starting in the 1986 version year. In 1989, you needed to pay $600 added ($ 1,470 today) for a passenger-side air bag in your brand-new 300 E.
The indoor seems in really great problem, minus some things eliminated by junkyard customers. This MB-Tex faux-leather furniture is unbreakable.
The body looks excellent, also, however a close-as-makes-no-difference 350,000- mile cars and truck is a difficult sell. Right here it rests.
No to 55 miles per hour in simply 6.8 secs!