Our Bring a Trailer Auction Pick of the Day Is a 1995 Mercedes E320, the final of the W124s.

The 1995 model year marked the end of an era for Mercedes-mid-size Benz's sedan.

  • Mercedes-Benz sold its W124 mid-size sedan in the United States from 1986 to 1995.
  • This final-year W124 is a Canada-spec E320 that is being sold as-is.
  • The auction will conclude on March 14. As of March 9, the price is only $6320.

While this rather unassuming 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 is not the most flashy or rarest machine currently up for auction on Bring a Trailer, it still strikes a chord with fans of Mercedes-W124 Benz's mid-size sedans. The Porsche-tuned, V-8–powered 500E or the AMG Hammer are arguably the most exciting variants of the W124 to emerge over the sedan's decade-long lifespan, but their inherent rarity makes them all but unaffordable to the average enthusiast these days.

That is one of the reasons why the E320 is so endearing—its relative affordability. Of course, we won't know the final price of this Azure Blue Benz until the auction concludes next week. Having said that, this E320's previous appearance on Bring a Trailer in May 2020 netted it $10,270.

Even if it sells for 50% more this time around, this Mercedes remains an affordable classic car. (Do not fret; we are fully aware that $15,135 is not chump change when viewed through the microscope of classic-car sales.)

Additionally, with approximately 69,000 miles on the odometer, this vintage E320 has plenty of life left in it. Please pardon our jingoism. We meant to write "approximately 111,000 kilometers on its odometer," as this E320 originates in Canada, America's northern neighbor that uses the metric system.

Despite its origins in bitterly cold and snow-covered British Columbia, this final-year W124 appears to have had a pampered existence, with no visible signs of rust on its metal bits. How's that?

Nonetheless, this machine has some flaws, including a noticeable crack in the left taillight lens and a chip in the windshield. In the grand scheme of things, these are relatively simple fixes.

Perhaps it's our nostalgia for—or desire to cosplay as—a mid-'90s Canadian executive, but we can't help but adore the 1994–1995 E-class sedan, a vehicle that helped establish the German automaker's current alphanumeric naming scheme (previously W124s bore the name 300E). With its 217-horsepower 3.2-liter I-6 engine, plush ride, and square, stately styling, the E320 heralds the end of one era of Mercedes models while also hinting at the arrival of another.

The fact that this low-mileage E320's exterior and interior condition appear to be near-new only strengthens its position as a potentially affordable entry point into the world of classic car ownership for the eventual high bidder.

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