Mercedes-Benz W126 500 SEL air conditioning cruise control from private collection (1986)
In 1979, the new S-Class replaced the W116 series, which was still equipped with plenty of chrome. Compared to its predecessor, the S-Class of the W126 series had lower fuel consumption despite a generous engine, up to 200 kilograms less weight, significantly better aerodynamics and greater driving comfort. The development time for the W126 took 7 years. In the 1980s, an S-Class was considered the epitome of a luxury sedan, especially in the various eight-cylinder variants, the W126 was able to convince with enough power reserves. A total of over 892,000 units of the 126 model series were built: to this day, this Mercedes-Benz S-Class is considered the most frequently built luxury-class saloon.
In this auction, a Mercedes-Benz of the 126 model series is offered as a 500 SEL from the year of construction 1986 for auction. This S-Class with the FIN WDB1260371A242786 is a French import, was first registered for circulation in June 1986 and, according to the seller, has an unknown number of holders. A history of this S-Class cannot be submitted. 1 set of keys is enclosed with the vehicle, matching numbers are assumed. The TÜV runs until March 2023, an H-approval has already been awarded to the 500 SEL.
In the current possession, the body of the Mercedes in the color "nautical blue metallic" presents itself accident-free – whether it came over the years to a repaint, is not known to the current owner. For its more than 35 years of vehicle age, this S-Class is in a good and age-appropriate condition with a little patina, you can tell that the vehicle has been moved and used. All plastic attachments to the trolley are complete and in acceptable condition, corrosion can obviously not be found. Modifications to the exterior are non-existent.
Original, so-called "Gullideckel" alloy wheels, together with Continental tyres, adorn the external appearance of the 500 SEL. The condition of the tires is stated by the seller as well as the brake condition as good, defects in these areas are not present, according to him. In terms of chassis technology, there are no deficits to be found, as this has recently been partially repaired according to the seller.
Grey full leather seats, together with wooden elements, adorn the interior of the Mercedes-Benz Saloon. Not only the center console, parts of the dashboard and the door panels, but also the steering wheel rim are made of wood. Damage or even missing parts in the interior can not be detected, overall the interior of this 500 SEL is in a very good condition for the mileage of the car. The equipment includes the following features: Electrically adjustable seats, seat heating, orthopedic seat backrests, driver's seat with memory, outside temperature display, limited-slip differential, electric sunroof, heated exterior mirrors, automatic antenna, automatic climate control, reading lights in the rear and a Becker Mexico Cassette car radio.
The speedometer shows a mileage of 243,360 kilometers, except for a defective speedometer – which, according to the seller, has not worked for 2 years – all instruments in the dashboard have a faultless function. Also all equipment features obviously work without problems.
As an engine, a 5.0 liter V8 does its job, with its 240 hp it ensures a decent forward thrust – a 4-speed automatic sorts the gears. Only recently, according to the owner, a service was carried out, defects in the technology are according to this none to be mentioned.
The underbody shows a very good state of preservation in view of the mileage. An eight-cylinder engine of the S-Class W126 series perfectly combines design, comfort and displacement and creates a total work of art of functional elegance. This 500 sedan offered here in long version convinces by the well-kept state of preservation, which can be found despite its overall mileage, the rich equipment and the excellent color combination. With the 5.0-liter V8 engine, you are also well equipped for both the motorway and the country road.
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- Type of auctionPrice estimationWith reserve18.500 - 21.000 €
- Remaining timeAuction endedStart at14.10.2022 00:00
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