This might be as good as it gets. A 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE with a mere 8,500 miles. The color combo? Pearl Blue Metallic over blue leather. This is the type of car that was regularly used and excelled greatly at it, but this one was somehow put away and spared. Now over 30 years later, do you dare? If so, it isn’t going to come cheap. Not at all.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE on eBay
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 8,470 mi
Location: Syosset, New York
When LuxSport Motor Group was approached by a long term client of ours to sell this Ice Blue Metallic with Blue 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE sedan, we jumped at the chance because he brings the nicest and most unusual vehicles here. This one is no exception. Where else can you find a 1991 with just over 8,000 original miles? This is a true time capsule. It doesn’t appear anyone sat in any of the seats or stepped on the rugs. The trunk looks as if it was never opened. One look and you’ll agree, this was stored properly and cherished. This vehicle was driven sparingly, but maintained along the way. Check out the link to the clean Carfax report.
The 3.0 liter M103 inline-six was rated at 177 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque when new and is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission.
This particular example is trimmed in Blue leather and features matching carpets and door panels. Some features include “tempomat” cruise control, electronically adjustable steering column, automatic antenna, memory seats for both driver and passenger and courtesy/reading lamps for the front and rear. Zebrano wood trim covers the center console, dash and doors.
I love these time-warp cars. They are a true look back in time and a real glimpse at what was nearly the best you were going to get for 1991. The leather is so fresh, the wood shines with no cracks, and even under the hood it still looks new. However, all of this comes at a cost.
$40,000 is no small ask for a W126 300SE. We’ve seen these kinds of prices for the 560SELs many times, but the little brother 300SE? Believe it or not, a really nice example sold a few months ago with 39,000 miles for nearly $30,000. One has to ask is this one with a fourth of the miles worth the extra $10,000? Hard to say no, I think. These W126s are old enough where they kind of are what they are in terms of value given how many are out there, so adding mileage on this one only hurts the value. Still, if you love the W126, this is a great one.
It just begs the question: where would you get a car of similar build and material quality for that price now? To me, it’s not aquestion of a “time warp car” (though it is): rather, it’s a new car I’d like to buy and drive.
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