Lot 325 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL
|Odometer reading||179,360 miles|
|Result||Sold - £1,848|
The Mercedes-Benz W126 is a series of saloon vehicles manufactured from September 1979 as the successor to the earlier W116 line, the W126 being the second generation of the Mercedes-Benz flagship to officially bear the S-Class name referring to Sonderklasse or 'special class'. The W126 was initially offered in straight six, V8, and turbo diesel saloon models. Compared to its predecessor, the W126 was more aerodynamic, fuel efficient, capacious, and more powerfully engined. The W126 range also introduced many Mercedes-Benz safety innovations including the first airbag (supplemental restraint systems), seatbelt pre-tensioners, and traction control. The W126 had a twelve-year production run between 1979 and 1991, the longest of any S-Class generation since the flagship models were first built in the mid-1950's.
This Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Limousine was supplied new to a lease company who leased the car to News International Ltd. for one of their directors to be chauffeured around London. On his retirement he purchased the car for his own use from the leasing company. The vendor purchased this 500SEL in 1999 making him the second user of the car. It has been fully maintained and serviced throughout its life, the last service being carried out in September 2013. Finished in black with grey leather interior this 500SEL has a full service history and is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2014, a complete handbook and service book pack and a file containing old MoT test certificates and invoices. This Mercedes-Benz has been described by the vendor as being excellent to drive and is available at a fraction of its original cost; as such representing excellent value for money. Price Guide £1500 - £2500
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