Lot 148 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC “From the Cheesbrough Collection”

Lot 148 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC “From the Cheesbrough Collection”

Lot 148 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC “From the Cheesbrough Collection”

Lot Number 148
Registration B19 CPE
Chassis Number WDB1260442A500811
Engine Number 11796522026953
Odometer reading 177,002 miles
Estimate No Reserve

The W126 was the flagship series for Mercedes-Benz. Debuted in September 1979 as the successor to the earlier W116 range, the W126 was the second generation to officially bear the S-Class name referring to Sonderklasse or 'special class'. The W126 was initially offered with straight-six, V8, and turbo diesel engine saloon cars but in September 1981, a two door coupé version of the W126 was introduced. Compared to its predecessor, the W126 was more aerodynamic, fuel efficient, capacious, and powerful. The W126 S-Class sported a new Mercedes-Benz design style which was subsequently used on other vehicles in the company's line-up. The W126 line also introduced many Mercedes-Benz safety innovations, including the first airbag supplemental restraint systems, seatbelt pre-tensioners and traction control system.

This example of this iconic German coupé is presented in Obsidian black with beige leather interior. It comes with its original factory wallet containing the owner’s handbook and service book with some stamps from previous servicing. This car’s considerable history file contains old MoT test certificates and the present one which expires in May 2024, also the last invoice dated April 2023 from Autotechnics of Chichester who carried out a service for the late owner and a substantial amount of historical invoices showing work carried out over the years (some dating back 20 years ago). These cars were revered worldwide as the finest Mercedes-Benz on the market in 1989 and still show great presence today. Consigned by James Good.

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