1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE

The 1991 model year marked the last year for the W126 Mercedes-Benz S Class. This car was a lot of things to many people. The company car of Wall Street. The choice the world over of diplomats and dictators alike. A star in many Hollywood features and television series. Even though it had many advances over it’s predecessor, the W140 S Class that followed somehow missed garnering the cult following of the W126.

Here’s a low mileage, final year 300SE for sale in Miami.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE on eBay

You are viewing a stunning, low mile 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE. Only 66k miles. Mint condition. Only two owners. Autocheck certified. Clean history. Completely Rust Free. Always garaged kept, original factory paint. Last year of the W126 chassis. It will not be easy to find another one like this. This vehicle is in showroom condition. No dents, dings or visible scratches. Everything works as it should, including A/C. Drives excellent, smooth engine and transmission. Ready to drive anywhere. Don’t let this one pass you by.

This W126 caught my eye for a few reasons. First, it’s the short wheelbase which makes it a little more reasonable size wise for every day use. Second, black is the perfect color for a W126, no matter what the year or model. Third, the 3.0 liter straight six is more reliable and cheaper to run than the bigger V8s. Last but not least, this is the final year for the W126. My current vehicle and the vehicle I owned prior to that are/were final production year models. Even though the W126 S Class had it pretty much together from the get go, the later models with their subtle updates are more desirable to most buyers.

-Paul

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4 Comments

  1. I know I have been harsh on buying these older cars because of the expense in owning them but I love these old S classes. I actually like the longer wheel base ones a lot more and this one is grossly under powered. I would love a bigger one with the 8

  2. I’d have to disagree that this car is grossly underpowered. I’ve driven one similar and while it isn’t terribly fast, it was adequate to keep up with traffic. I’d reserve a term like “grossly underpowered” for cars like the Trabant or Mercedes-Benz 240D. I think the the levels of horsepower we see in new cars today have skewed our idea of what is slow, IMO.

  3. Very attractive car – stately design, good color combo, great condition, low miles – hard to resist! If it had the trimmer euro-spec front and rear end, I wouldn’t be able to hold myself back…

    Sure, this 300SE won’t blow anyone away from a stoplight, but honestly, none of the W126 variants are really fast by today’s standards.

    In a way, the shorter wheelbase 300SE kind of stands out as being a bit different – I was at a Mercedes show this weekend, and it seemed like everybody had a 560SEL.

  4. Fair enough “grossly underpowered” is a subjective call. We all like the car but it needs more hp to make it useable.

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