This is because he buys far too many cars than is good for him and, for fans of the three-pointed star like him, the W124 represents all that is great and good about the marque they love. To find a clean example of the handsome, pillarless coupe version for Shed money is a temptation that is hard for a Merc man to resist.
In the words of an over-excited Garlick: "They're brilliant. They're elegant, they're beautifully built, they're reliable, they're as close as you can get to a convertible without the roof coming down, and they're cheaper than the estate version. Now will someone please let me out of this broom cupboard?"
It was enough to get the old girl (all 1490kg of her) to 60mph from rest in around 7.5secs and on to a top speed of 146mph - not bad for a 1980s design with seriously barge-like tendencies.
This particular one looks as fine an example of the W124 coupe species as we've seen in a while - and for the life of us we can't work out why it's so cheap. Nor can we understand, for a car that's been a forum favourite on PH for a while now, why it hasn't yet been sold.
If you fancy a punt we suggest you get over to Cheltenham sharpish - before we have to let Garlick out of the broom cupboard.
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200,000 miles £750
1990 Mercedes 300 CE 24v Auto Coupe.
Nautic Blue with cream leather upholstery and walnut facia.
3 owners from new - current owner since 1998 when the car had 28,000 miles on the clock.
This car has always been regularly serviced and maintained - receipts since 1998.
Maintenance Book stamped, original Owners Manual.
21 Mercedes Benz main dealer + 10 specialist service stamps.
The 6 cylinder engine and auto gearbox are smooth and pull well throughout the rev range.
MOT till August 2011. Taxed.
All the usual refinements:
Automatic gearbox with sports driving mode.
Full Electric front seats with 2 position memory.
Electric steel tilt and slide sun roof.
Original wheel rims
Pioneer Radio/CD installed, but also have original Blaupunkt radio
Heated door mirrors
ABS, ASD, P/S
Outside temperature gauge
Electric rear head rest switch
Mercedes carpet mats at front and rear
Illuminated sun visors
Unused Mercedes First Aid Kit
Now requiring some attention in the following areas:
Rust spot on offside rear wheel arch
Very small dent on rear just below boot catch
Offside rear window
Offside seat belt extender
Milometer stuck at 198,603 miles - it's been like this for a couple of months, so the total mileage for the car is probably around the 200,000 mile mark
MOT Advisory - Rear brake pipes slightly corroded
For more information please call Paul.
Car located near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.