Lot 278 - 1981 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL
|Odometer reading||78,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £896|
The S-Class has always been the epitome of performance, comfort and safety; setting benchmarks within the luxury saloon and limousine segments whilst also bringing new levels of technological innovation and product refinement to the industry as a whole. The W126; in its quest to deliver maximum comfort and outstanding safety, pioneered driver and passenger airbags with acceleration skid control, making it the first series production vehicle in the world to meet offset crash requirements. The W126 was also the first production car to use safety belt pre-tensioners and to fit rear passenger seatbelts.
This top of the range, when new, 500SEL in Golden Sand with contrasting red interior, has been kept between two families its entire life and certainly reflects its loving ownership. Having covered just 78,000 miles from new, this example has been serviced by Hughes of Beaconsfield throughout with only few stamps or invoices missing. Offered with its original maintenance book, owner's manual, V5 Registration document and MoT test certificate until August 2015, this original vehicle, (which still requires a lead additive in its fuel) is an ideal investment for the discerning Mercedes-Benz enthusiast.
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