1996 Mercedes E230 Elegance Saloon
(Featured on 26th May 2013)
Sellers original description:
Possibly the Best 1996 Mercedes E Class Elegance in the UK.
Chauffer Driven & Maintained.
Registration Date: 14/11/1996
Chassis Number: WWDB2100372A280860
Engine: 2295 (4 Cylinder)
Fuel Type: (Petrol)
Transmission: (5 Speed Automatic)
Additional Factory Options: 5 Speed Automatic Gear Box, Black Leather, Air Conditioning, Memory Seats, Steering Column and Exterior Mirror, Electric Folding Mirrors, 8 Speakers, Metallic Paint Finish, Sun Roof Deleted.
Additional Dealer Options: Blaupunkt Pasadena Radio Cassette and 6 Disc C/D Player. Upgraded Vehicle Security System (Certificate Supplied), Front and Rear Branded Carpet Mats.
Exterior Specification: Black Metallic Paint, Colour Coded Bumpers, Mirrors and Door Handles, Exterior Chrome Pack, 10 Hole Alloy Wheels, Front Fog Lights, Disc Brakes, ABS, Infra Red Remote Central Locking, Tinted Windows, Electric Folding Exterior Door Mirrors, High Level Brake Light, Additional Exit Lighting, Factory Fitted & Upgraded Alarm and Immobiliser (Interior Motion Sensors).
Interior Specification: Black Leather Interior, Walnut Trim on Dash, Centre Console and Front and Rear Doors, (3 X Memory Driver Seat, Head Rest, Exterior Mirrors and Steering Wheel). Passenger Height Adjustable Seat, Front and Rear Headrests, (Rear Electronically Fold Away), Front Arm Rest and Storage Box (Cooled), Locking Glove Box (Illuminated), Rear Arm Rests with Cup Holder, Rear Magazine Pockets, Illuminated Vanity Mirrors, Electric Windows front and Rear (One Touch Feature), Power Steering, Leather Steering Wheel, Leather Gear Knob, Cruise Control, Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror, Air Conditioning with Economy settings, Driver and Passenger SRS Air Bags, Side Air Bags, Five Speed Automatic Gear Box, Mercedes Branded Carpet Mats.
“In Car Entertainment System” “Blaupunkt Pasadena DJ” Radio Cassette Player (Face Off Facility & Coded), Additional Features Include “Blaupunkt” 6 Disc Compact Disc Changer.
My E Class will be supplied with Original Hand Book Pack, Specification Sheet, Vehicle Manual, Radio Cassette and C/D Manuals (Radio Code), Vehicle Security Installation Certificate, Fully Stamped Service Book and Invoices, Original Signed Order Form, Dealer correspondence to the customer, Computerised Purchase Invoices and Detailed Specification. On The Road Price £35,697.00.
Registered keepers: Only one registered keeper from new. Being a wealthy Lady from East Sussex BN2. Chauffer driven only and meticulously cared for. Garaged for long periods when not in use.
08/11/1996-Miles delivery, Pre Delivery Inspection Carried Out By the Supplying Dealer. Rivervale of Brighton (Mercedes).
09/09/1997-Mileage 1104. Mercedes Scheduled Service. As per manufacturers specification. Servicing by Rivervale of Brighton (Mercedes). Total Servicing Cost £109.75 (Invoice Supplied).
07/07/1998-Mileage 1897, Mercedes Scheduled A Service (Extensive Service). As per manufacturers specification. Servicing by Rivervale of Brighton (Mercedes). Total Servicing Cost £364.96
25/10/2000-Mileage 4491, Mercedes Scheduled Service. As per manufacturers specification. Servicing by Rivervale of Brighton (Mercedes). Total Servicing Cost £228.57.
14/05/2002-Mileage 5645, Mercedes Service. Servicing carried out by independent Mercedes specialist. The Denes Motors Ltd, Brighton. Signed and Stamped Service Record.
27/04/2007-Mileage 9335, Mercedes Service. Servicing carried out by independent Mercedes specialist. The Denes Motors Ltd, Brighton, Signed and Stamped Service Record.
07/12/2012-Mileage 11046, Mercedes Service. Servicing and inspection carried out by independent specialist. George Mcphie & Sons, Linlithgow. Signed and stamped service record.
18/06/2001: Supply and fit new battery & acid pack. Supplied and fitted by Rivervale of Brighton (Mercedes). Total Cost £117.29
24/05/2011: Supply and fit new windscreen wiper. Supplied and fitted by St Margaret’s Motors Ltd, Brighton. Total Cost £28.67
02/06/2011: Supply and fit new battery. Supplied and fitted by Mercedes-Benz of Brighton. Total Cost £135.60
Available MOT History:
18/05/2000-3334 Miles, 02/05/2006-8873 Miles, 27/04/2007-9335 Miles, 30/05/2008-9724 Miles, 16/05/2009-9888 Miles, 24/05/2010-10158 Miles, 24/05/2011-10290 Miles, 23/05/2012-10320 Miles.
Exterior Condition: “Never Painted and Zero Rust” With the exception of perhaps a very small age related blemish. The exterior panels and paint work on My E Class is quite exceptional and there is hardly a mark to be found. The bonnet, Boot Lid, wings and door panels are all in near perfect unmarked condition. Looking down the side of the car every single panel has a glass like finish. All the door checks are clean and polished and the sill treads are completely unmarked. The underside of my Mercedes is also immaculate. All the Glass, light lenses and chrome trims are in perfect condition.
Interior Condition: The interior of my car is quite stunning. It’s like stepping into a brand new car. The roof lining is clean and unmarked. The original carpets have been protected with factory fitted carpet mats from day one. The original Mercedes carpets are perfect and even the factory fitted carpet mats show little use. The Leather Seats are perfect and show no wear at all. The rear seats and the front passenger seat are virtually unused. All the Wood finish and dash materials are like new. My Mercedes has not been a smoker’s car and the cigar lighter and ash tray has never been used. I can’t stress enough how nice the interior is. “It is as new”.
Engine Compartment: Even the factory lacquer is still there. All the panels are free from dust and oil. The engine bay is regularly shampooed, dusted and finished with a quality silicone polish. “See my pictures”.
Boot Compartment: Quite immaculate and showing little sign of being used. The Factory safety triangle is still attached to the underside of the boot lid. The spare wheel, locking wheel nut and tools are all present. The spare wheel has never been on the car.
Alloy Wheels and Tyres: Quite immaculate condition. With the exception of perhaps a very small nick to an edge the alloys still retain the factory high gloss finish. All four tyres were replaced in May 2011 and less than 800 miles ago. There are still huge amounts of tread depth.
On The Road: My car starts first time every time. As soon as you drive off you will realise how good this car is. It drives as good as the day it left the factory. The engine is quiet and powerful. The gears change smoothly up and down the gear box and the steering and suspension is tight. The brakes, electrics and all mechanics are in perfect working order. Just as a low mileage and well looked after Mercedes should perform.
This is a really Stunning E Class Elegance Model. It has the 2.3 Engine which gives excellent fuel consumption and has good power. The engine mechanics and all electrical options are in perfect working order. Testimony to the excellent servicing schedules. The paint work and the body panels are exceptional. The Interior is like new and the engine compartment and boot is the same. The alloy wheels are stunning.
My Mercedes was serviced last week. The mechanic commented that the oil that was drained from the car was like it had just come out of the can. I had the car serviced and inspected from front to back regardless. The next service is not due until December 2013 or much longer if you are a low mileage driver. The mot is valid until the 29th May 2013 and the road tax is valid until the last day of April 2013. So the car is ready to be driven away and enjoyed.