Moving on from the low mileage 560SL we saw yesterday, let’s take a look at that car’s sedan contemporary, the 560SEL. Germany has always been renowned for large luxury sedans, but the standard bearer of this segment for years has been the S-class. Of all the S-classes to have come and gone, my favorite was perhaps the one from the era of my childhood, the W126. Combining the durability of a W123 with the stateliness of a presidential limo, these cars were really in a class of their own for over a decade. Even when production ended in 1991, they were still at the head of the class when it came to safety, performance and luxury. Sure, it might have looked a little dated in the early 1990s, but looking back, this Bruno Sacco design has aged quite well. If I was about to take the W126 plunge, I would probably stick with the ministerial look and choose black. This 1989 560SEL for sale in Florida is quite mint, though, showing only 52,000 miles on the odometer. It does, however, remind me why I would never move to the Sunshine State. I don’t have enough white belts. Or cars.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560EL on eBay
Engine: 5.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 52,000 mi
Price: $19,500 Buy It Now
GORGEOUS LIFETIME FLORIDA SURVIVOR
THE ULTIMATE PERSONAL LUXURY CAR
1989 MERCEDES 560SEL SEDAN
MINT CONDITION – 52K ORIGINAL MILES
Just arrived, an amazing example of the Mercedes 560 SEL in mint condition. The 126 chassis is thought of as the best Mercedes chassis ever made. Sold new in Hawaii and remained there its entire life until shipped to the
mainland last year. We have brought it to Florida for a refresh and it is ready for its next owner to love and pamper. Beautiful, original Arctic White paint. Mint original Dark Blue leather interior in exceptional condition. Excellent factory dash, carpet, door panels and console. Now it will look great in your garage.
The car is equipped with the the highly desired fuel injected 5.6 Liter V-8 engine. Factory automatic transmission. Lots of power assists and luxury everywhere. Ice cold factory air conditioning. Factory sunroof option. Body has no accident damage – mint cosmetics. Garage kept, pampered and serviced, this car could not be nicer. This car has been refreshed, detailed and ready to drive or show.
FEATURES AND OPTION INFORMATION
100% straight, rust free, accident free sheet metal
Mint factory Arctic White paint
Perfect Dark Blue leather interior, door panels and dash
Excellent chrome and soft trim throughout
Original 5.6 Liter V-8, fuel injected engine
Power steering & brakes – tilt wheel & cruise
Heated front seats – rear foot rests
Power windows & locks
Cold factory air conditioning
New AM/FM/CD stereo and speakers
Factory wheels and newer radial tires
DRIVEN ONLY 52K MILES IN 27 YEARS
It’s rather amazing how vast the chasm is in value between the W126 and R107. The same era, the same engine, but somehow, the cache of the SL name brings the big money these days. We saw a low mileage 1989 420SEL sell for $13,500 back in the summer of 2014, so considering this 560SEL is one notch up the status ladder but of the same vintage, the pricing is not too far off from where it should be about two years later. For anyone who has driven a Mercedes from this era, you’ll know that these cars have a feel that simply can’t be replicated by any of the new cars wearing the Three Pointed Star. And for me, that feeling is priceless.