This is a rare and impressive car, in a really smart and distinctive colour combination of Almandine metallic with cream leather interior. It has a comprehensive history of routine and preventative maintenance, with past restoration work and all the common problem areas addressed. Mileage is just over 126k, and the MOT (with no advisories) runs to Nov 2017. I have owned this lovely car since April 2013 and the previous owner bought it in 2009. Long-term caring ownership is key to fully enjoying and appreciating these cars, and this one has been very well looked-after. There are full service records and bills dating from 2009. These show that a lot of work was done and the car was, essentially, restored. This work included an engine rebuild with new cylinder heads, radiator, water pump, head gasket (an important job on these) and a whole load of other work – all of which is supported by receipts and a photographic record. The car was stripped and repainted, with some welding to sills and inner panels and cavity waxing done in July 2010. The car's body still looks very good, with good arches and sills. There are lots of other bills for new headlining, all sorts of bits of minor trim and so on, all from MB Main Dealers. The servicing and oil changes have been done on time, mainly by local specialists and independents. Front and rear brake discs, pads and calipers have been replaced, and the most recent work in April 2017 was the fitting of a new electric seat switch and a new screen-wash pump. The electric roof is an engineering marvel, which is in good condition and works perfectly. As well as the usual features, this car has electric front seats and air-conditioning. It is fitted with excellent quality and barely-worn Continental tyres. This one is the last of the pre-facelift, so is less prone to wiring loom concerns and has the reliable 4-speed switchable gearbox, the chrome strips across the top of the colour-coded sacco panels, and has the star in the traditional place on the radiator rather than the bonnet. I've been really pleased with this car. It looks good and performs well. I've owned it for longer than any other car I've ever had and am only selling it because I shortly have to move house and have 3 other cars, including a Mercedes SLC, so I really need to down-size. I know I'll miss it. This is by far the most desirable variant of the much-admired 124, and this is a very nice example. The car is located in Innsworth, between Cheltenham and Gloucester. Asking price is £11,750, and I am of course open to sensible offers.