W124 E320 twin turbo Cabriolet

Discussion in 'Spotted on eBay!' started by janner, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. janner

    janner Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,816
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Car:
    E320 Turbo Technics
  2. carat 3.6

    carat 3.6 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,923
    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire, yuppie central 1985.
    Car:
    96 e300d, 88 w124 superturbodiesel, 90 bmw E30 v8, + "others"
    I'd keep the Carlsson alloys on it, nice to see something other than monoblocks fitted to the 124.
     
  3. Charles Morgan

    Charles Morgan MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    8,207
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Car:
    Mercedes 250CE W114, Alfa Romeo GT Coupe 3.2 V6
    It's been on the market for absolutely ages. Chesham has some very odd sellers in my experience!
     
  4. Kris1

    Kris1 Active Member

    Messages:
    68
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2015
    Car:
    sl
    A bid high mileage.
     
  5. YOREVOL

    YOREVOL Member

    Messages:
    45
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2015
    Location:
    HUDDERSFIELD
    Car:
    e320
    its been reduced from £12995 iirc.
    i am tempted, but why hasnt it sold?
     
  6. tintinmt

    tintinmt Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    361
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2009
    Without seeing it and looking for serious corrosion, I'd say that was good value at around that price. It may be missing history which would affect price too?
     
  7. Kris1

    Kris1 Active Member

    Messages:
    68
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2015
    Car:
    sl
  8. Watchcame430

    Watchcame430 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,949
    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Car:
    1994 SL500 and 2003 Designo S500
    I went to school in Beaconsfield back then. Used to pop into Hughes now and again and drool.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    janner

    janner Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,816
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Car:
    E320 Turbo Technics
  10. Kris1

    Kris1 Active Member

    Messages:
    68
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2015
    Car:
    sl
    Original Lotec low milage with Garrett turbo 79000km FSH MB compare 144000 miles/ 240000 km you compare. Plus Lotec is approval by Mercedes in the 90s and TUV approve.
    Including AMG redone originally the body and suspension, wheels AERO II with brand new
    Bridgestone Potenza tyres. Imported LHD from where Germany, yes LOTEC and AMG not some where Beaconsfield. Sorry but is Mercedes
     
  11. Kris1

    Kris1 Active Member

    Messages:
    68
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2015
    Car:
    sl
    Just start the engine tomorrow when get up to normal temperature check the oil pressure on low rumps and then you can compare on that millage engine.
     
  12. carat 3.6

    carat 3.6 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,923
    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire, yuppie central 1985.
    Car:
    96 e300d, 88 w124 superturbodiesel, 90 bmw E30 v8, + "others"
    Is this the same "some where Beaconsfeild" you asked about being able to service your Lotec in future?

    Hughes of Beaconsfeild carried out these conversion's in partnership with turbo technics, they were a well known conversion and were good enough to be covered by a Mercedes warranty. Hughes also offered a special suspension package for these car's which imho was a better setup than AMG, some also came with bodywork modification's similar to yours.

    It's a shame Jhon Pearson has retired from Hughes, he kept alot of the original brochures and info on just what Hughes offered for the w124. It was much more than just the twin turbo setup's they became known for.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016
  13. Kris1

    Kris1 Active Member

    Messages:
    68
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2015
    Car:
    sl
  14. carat 3.6

    carat 3.6 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,923
    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire, yuppie central 1985.
    Car:
    96 e300d, 88 w124 superturbodiesel, 90 bmw E30 v8, + "others"
    Better than AMG in terms of handling, for instance much less body roll and better damping than AMG.

    Your asking if Turbo Technics could get 1000hp from an old m117 with an unlimited budget? :doh:

    Your car might have a Garret turbo fitted, but it is not the same unit as fitted to the c1000.

    I like Lotec's work just as much as you, but owning a Lotec is not a reason to go knocking Hughes or Turbo Technics. Or even Mosselman and Albrex.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016
  15. Dee-124CAB

    Dee-124CAB Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,398
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2007
    Location:
    West London
    Car:
    Mercs Mercs Mercs....
    I totally agre. Why even make the comparison between a 4 door LHD Saloon and a 2 door RHD convertible??

    Besides both of them being blown conversions, there is no comparsion...

    If some one was on the lookout for one, I doubt they would be on the lookout for the other...

    The problem with the Lotec saloon is one that, people are always likely to say why bother?... With it being LHD, 4 doors and a hotted up version, why not go for a E500 in the first place?....

    Whereas with the Cabriolet, it kinda makes more sense, as there wasnt a V8 version on offer when new and i suspect the cost of converting would be/have been too cost prohibitive....So this kinda makes it a cool car...in that its a fast(er) W124 Cabriolet....

    Of course this is all imo...;)
     
  16. Kris1

    Kris1 Active Member

    Messages:
    68
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2015
    Car:
    sl
    I will agree with all that but 144000 miles compare 79000 km. Just not ever close.
     
  17. carat 3.6

    carat 3.6 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,923
    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire, yuppie central 1985.
    Car:
    96 e300d, 88 w124 superturbodiesel, 90 bmw E30 v8, + "others"
    Though I will admit that I personally prefer the manual gearbox in the Lotec. :thumb:
     
  18. Dee-124CAB

    Dee-124CAB Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,398
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2007
    Location:
    West London
    Car:
    Mercs Mercs Mercs....
    I dont think anyone made the distinction between 144k miles and 79k km either.... It goes without saying which mileage is more desirable....
     
  19. d w124

    d w124 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    12,343
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Location:
    london
    Car:
    w124 3.6AMG styling E320 S124 Lorinser styling
    The lower mileage is more desirable but I know which one I would go for ;)
     
  20. E55BOF

    E55BOF MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    5,469
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2013
    Location:
    South Bucks
    Car:
    S212 E63, R230 SL500, R171 SLK55, FJR1300, Caponord
    Not far from me. Good colour, too. I'm beginning to wonder if I should give up on the R129 and go and see it; I'm a bit sick of fettling at the moment...

    The most obvious downside for me (assuming it's mechanically sound and everything works) would be the lack of a hardtop, because my cars stand outdoors all year round.

    Must...Resist... Quick, somebody, hit me with the sensible stick. Again! HARDER!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.