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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL with 14k miles

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Perhaps its nostalgia or living out a dream never fulfilled, but as time marches on, I want to find a way to get into a mint condition W126 S class. An icon of the 1980s, this is a car that is still revered for its balance of classic and modern styling with durability and luxury buyers had come to expect from Mercedes-Benz up to that point. This Midnight Blue 300SEL for sale in New Jersey has to be one of the lowest mileage examples of any W126 I’ve seen in the past few years of writing for GCFSB.

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Year: 1988
Model: 3000SEL
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 14,747 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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1988 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL

14,797 actual miles !!!

Museum quality 1988 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL finished in Midnight Blue (904) with a gorgeous Palomino leather interior. The car was used solely for fair weather weekend use and was always garage kept when not in use.

Exterior Midnight Blue paint is in show quality condition and is well complimented with exceptionally clear and bright chrome trim. The Palomino leather interior still looks and smells like new. The leather has no rips stains or tears to disclose and is still amazingly soft and supple. The Zebrano wood trim finish is like a mirror with no cracks in the veneers and shows no signs of fading. Dash is absolutely perfect and carpets are exceptionally clean with no stains to disclose. Even the original gauge cluster needles are a deep bright orange just like they were in 1988.

All of the vehicles jambs are spotless and the engine bay looks like it just came off the assembly line. Notice the factory installed paper tag still present on the radiator reservoir hose installed and signed in 1988!!! Original OEM wheels are exceptionally clean and near perfect and matching Michelin tires with greater than 90% tread remaining all around. The vehicle runs and drives like a well maintained 14k mile Mercedes Benz should. The car tracks down the road straight and tight and brakes stop on a dime.

All interior power options function 100% and AC blows strong and ice cold. The original Becker Stereo and OEM antenna function perfectly and sound great. Original books, 3 blue dot keys, first aid kit, spare tire (never down) and tools are present. If you are a fan of the much heralded W126 Sedan, you know what you are looking at. Here is a chance at buying a exceptional low mileage example in the best color combination. Autocheck report following photos.

Located in Tinton Falls, NJ 07753

Please come see !!!


Contact Dean 848-459-7776

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Bidding has reached strong numbers so far for this six-cylinder S class yet the reserve is not yet met. I’d suspect the seller is looking for somewhere around the $20,000 mark, which is even a big ask for low mileage 560SELs of this era. Is it worth it? Personally, I’d rather have the six cylinder variant, as these were smooth engines and offer a bit more reasonable running costs than their V8 siblings.



  1. audemars
    audemars December 25, 2013

    Very nice. A lot of car for very reasonable money. Why would anyone go out and buy a new Golf or Jetta…?

  2. Doug
    Doug December 25, 2013

    Hey, just wanted to say Merry Christmas, and thanks for feeding this very pleasant daily habit all year long.

  3. Paul
    Paul December 26, 2013

    Thanks Doug,

    We appreciate the comments and thanks for following us! Happy Holidays!


  4. Hakeem Bahayan
    Hakeem Bahayan February 11, 2014

    I would like to know the price of this Mercedes 300SEL Model 1988 to Dubai please. ..
    Give your last price.
    An waiting for your urgent reply.

  5. Paul
    Paul February 11, 2014


    This vehicle has been sold. The vehicles featured on GCFSB are not our own, rather via third party sellers. By clicking on the large pictures in the posts you will be taken to the original ad/auction.



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