The 1970s werenâ€™t a particular promising time for most automakers, but Mercedes-Benz nonetheless pushed on in the face of every tightening energy supplies and tougher safety standards. The W116 would carry the S class torch through this decade, introducing new luxury and safety features that would become commonplace today. These arenâ€™t the most particularly loved classic Mercedes models, but this two owner 450SEL has been a Texas car all its life and looks great for its age.
The low mileage 450SEL we featured last month is back up for sale. The car failed to meet its reserve last time at $18,800 after an impressive 50 bids.
THE BELOW POST ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON OUR SITE November 14, 2013:
With a new Mercedes-Benz S class upon us, itâ€™s an opportune time to look back through the years and see how this luxury sedan development. The W116 S class quickly became an afterthought after the much loved W126 debuted at the dawn of the 1980s. This big bruiserâ€™s moment came via a movie most of us all know and love, Ronin. The top of the range 6.9 made an appearance in this action packed flick, terrorizing a CitroÃ«n XM and duo of Peugeot 605s in the pursuit of a mysterious case. Even with a rocket launcher perched through the sunroof opening, the 6.9 still looked dignified going about its business. This 450SEL captures much of the 6.9â€™s aura even if the V8 is down on power. But for most, the power, safety and luxury this classic S class offers is quite adequate.
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