W124 300 Coupe Build Thread by Dan Morgan
[In the words of Dan Morgan]
Here are some pictures of my old W124 230 coupe which I thoroughly enjoyed, however it was the bodywork wasnt great with various rust and I wanted a six cylinder W124.
I bought the latest W124 300CE from a friend at a price that I couldn’t resist. It was in a “Barn Find” state, with mould all over the interior and obviously a non-runner. The mileage on the car is 26K, however there is no history apart from the MOTs but the bodywork and underneath is solid.
The car also looks to be a Hong Kong import due to the picture in the glove box showing the following dealer information:
First thing to do was to get the car running and of course the dreaded OVP (Over Protection Relay) played a roll, along with the fuel distributor unit. After replacing those parts, it runs great, apart from a differential whine and juddering in reverse, but after a big service I’m hoping this will clear, fingers crossed.
I’m a huge fan of old school mercedes black interior, so the old 230CE interior was removed and placed into the 300CE. Evidently not a straight swap due to the cream leather being electric and black manual!
Next was the hunt for Genuine AMG bodykit parts, which I sourced from forums and eBay. The prices for a complete AMG W124 Body Kit were silly, but buying separately saved quite a bit!
Now the majority of the parts have been sourced, the car was serviced, which included Diff – Engine and Auto Oil Change, Filter & Auto Gasket Change and all new spark plugs.