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Autotrader Find: Ken Griffey Jr's Former 1991 Mercedes 300CE

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author photo by Doug DeMuro March 2019

Here's a rather special car that's currently listed for sale on Autotrader. It's a 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE, and it boasts a rare Koenig wide body kit. Better yet, the original owner was famous baseball player Ken Griffey, Junior, whose name is even printed in the gauge cluster.

Let's start from the start. The 300CE was the coupe version of the "W124" Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which was made throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s. Around this period, a company called Koenig offered aftermarket body kits for many different luxury vehicles, including many Ferrari models. Koenig also did body kits for Mercedes-Benz models, and this is an example of that. It's a very distinctive look, made even more distinctive by the fact that this car appears to be painted purple.

Back in the 1990s, Ken Griffey, Junior, was a rising star and one of the best-known baseball players -- so it's no surprise he splurged on a 300CE with a Koenig body kit, which would've been one of the coolest cars at the time. Indeed, the Carfax report shows this car was originally registered and driven in Seattle, Washington, where Griffey famously played for the Mariners until 1999.

These days, this 300CE looks good, and the seller notes that it recently got a $27,000 restoration to get it into nice shape. It's reportedly traveled just 31,000 miles, and it's currently offered by Dealmax Motors in Bristol, Connecticut, for $50,000 -- big money, but not surprising, given the condition, the rad 1990s body kit and the celebrity ownership.

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