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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1994 Mercedes-Benz S280 5-speed manual

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I’m a sucker for oddball cars. Be it a rare color, prototype or oddity that might have not lit up the sales charts, you’ve got me hooked. Today, we’ll take a look at something that few in the US knew was an option for 1994 over at Mercedes-Benz: a manual transmission W140 S class. Yes, a few of these exist out there, but not many. The 5-speed manual was relegated to the entry level six-cylinder models in the range, such as this S280. It’s fairly common knowledge that the entry level S class in the US, the S320, with its slightly larger six cylinder engine wasn’t one to light up the quarter mile. But with the row-your-own option in this S280 for sale in Italy, at least it allows you to make the most of what you’ve got.

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1963 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Coupe

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If you look at the current US automotive landscape, there’s an obvious trend towards SUVs and compact, efficient cars. Throw in your usual full-sized pickups, minivans and a handful of mid-sized sedans and that’s just about the market for you. One of my favorite segments, however, is the full-sized coupe. Maybe it’s because I’m single and don’t have much else to worry about but myself, but nothing screams “me” more than one of these cars. Dial back through the decades and one stalwart of the segment has been Mercedes-Benz.

Almost immediately post World War II, the factory began churning out large two-door models in small numbers for the discerning motorist. Fast forward to the late 1950s and a new design came along that would last into the early 1970s and represent one of the last true hand built Mercedes-Benzes. This 1963 220SE for sale in Texas is a numbers matching sunroof coupe wearing its original California black plates.

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Year: 1963
Model: 220SE Coupe
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 52,370 mi
Price: $36,500 Buy It Now

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1963 Mercedes-Benz 220SE W111 Coupe

Chassis No. 11102112030355
Engine No. 12798412000666
Transmission No. 03387

* Complete Numbers-Matching as per Mercedes-Benz DataCard
* Desirable Colors – Sunroof Coupe
* California “Black Plate” Car

The Mercedes Benz 220 SE raised the bar for middle-class luxury when it was introduced in 1959, noted for their fine finish and attention to detail. Considered to be an immediate success, the 220SE pillarless coupe was first introduced in 1961 and would come to be the last of the hand-built Mercedes models. Road & Track magazine said “one of the best-looking body designs to come from any German concern.” Exquisitely proportioned and beautifully designed. With only 13 cars produced per week, they were instantly considered classics the day they rolled off the production line, and have remained so ever since.

After years of careful stewardship, today this W11 coupe remains a very honest and original example of a Sunroof Coupe. This California “Black Plate” car wears a striking combination of medium Gray finish over original woodwork, Red leather trim and carpeting. According to the Mercedes-Benz DataCard, all numbers are matching as it left the factory some 50 years ago.

The car received its current cosmetic freshening in years past, which has mellowed nicely into plush seating and driver’s quality paint. Crazing and blemishes are apparent upon inspection, but not detract from the 220’s presentation. Likewise, the vehicle’s trim and brightwork show well, including all original factory fitted glass and M-B laminated windscreen. A sliding sunroof brightens the open air feel from the pillerless greenhouse.

The W111’s clean undercarriage reflects the same originality as the luggage compartment fitted with spare, rubber mat and jack. Both appear very solid, correct and free of structural corrosion issues. Similarly, the engine bay displays original firewall padding and correct mechanical configuration. Apart from the charming presentation and mechanical prowess of this 220SE Coupe, a number of period maps, dealer directory, manuals pouch and factory brochure accompany the vehicle.

An authentic level of presentation assured by a long California residency, invites future participation in club events or simply add a very drivable and honest Mercedes-Benz grand tourer to your collection.

Mercedes-Benz DataCard translation:

190- Paint, Graphite Grey
203- Interior Trim, Red Leather
403- Single seats and MB-Tex internal roof upholstery
421- Mechanical and hydraulic sliding roof
423- Mercedes-Benz power steering and automatic transmission with steering column shift
491- U.S. Version
503- Outsider rearview mirror, on the left
515- Becker radio
641- White-wall tires
288- Heater housing with heat exchanger with increased heating capacity
317-50 liters of fuel
Wheel- 5JK.13B
Tire- 7,25 c 13 Dunlop

Priced at: $36,500.00
Offers welcomed

For more information, please contact: sales@driversorce.com

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This coupe just exudes class. If you aren’t in a hurry, it’s worth tracking down a good six-cylinder W111 Coupe, as the later 3.5 Coupes are entering the stratosphere when it comes to price. The gray over red leather is a perfect, sublime compliment to the classic lines on this coupe.

-Paul

1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3

The old adage “there’s no replacement for displacement” doesn’t just pertain to American muscle cars. The British went full on with this concept in the early 1970s by stuffing a 5.3 liter V12 engine under the hood of the E Type. This engine would see duty in a variety of models up until the mid 1990s. The Australians are well known for their series of Fords and Holdens with thumping overhead valve V8s under the hood. And then you have, of course, the Germans. Mercedes-Benz has been known for their large engines over the years, most notably the hand-built AMG units which trace their roots to this car, the 300SEL 6.3. The M100 6.3 liter V8 was pulled from the 600 limousine and stuffed into the long wheelbase S class sedan. And from there, the rest, is history. These subtle hot rods are highly prized today and it’s little wonder. The levels of performance they offered was almost unheard of in such a package at the time. This 6.3 for sale in Wisconsin has receipts dating back to the first owner and other than a respray, is original.

Year: 1969
Model: 300SEL 6.3
Engine: 6.3 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 123,000 mi
Price: $49,000 Buy It Now

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For Sale is my 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 Sedan. It is in excellent condition. 123k miles. Engine runs good. Air Bag suspension works good. Repainted for preservation, otherwise all original. Numbers Match. Runs and drives excellent. I have a lot of receipts dating back to the original owner. This car is suprisingly fast. Rare collectors piece. Please message for any questions or additional pictures. Air Bag Valves were replaced at 60K miles. Newer exhaust. All reasonable offers will be considered.

seven one five 529 0035 for any questions or for a viewing.

Restored 6.3s can bring big money, sometimes north of $50,000. Originals are not far off from that territory, with good ones available in the $35,000 to $45,000 range. At $50,000, this one is reaching the ceiling of where 6.3s of this caliber are. However, with a traceable history and the complex air suspension sorted, that is a huge bonus.

-Paul

1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD

Sometimes it’s hard for me to think of the W126 Mercedes-Benz S class as a classic vehicle. When introduced at the dawn of the 1980s, this new model moved the luxury car target in true S class fashion, bringing features such as integrated bumpers, air bags and anti-lock brakes into the mainstream mix. With a new S Class in dealers for 2014, we once again see this big Mercedes charting the course for another generation of luxury sedans. You still see plenty of these W126s still on the road today, a testament to their durability. Many of these you see are diesel models such as this low mileage 300SD for sale in California.

Year: 1983
Model: 300SD
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-5 diesel
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 69,800 mi
Price: $19,500 Buy It Now

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West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this original southern California 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD Turbo Diesel Sedan in its original factory ‘Silver Blue Metallic’ color paint with a striking and virtually flawless ‘Light Gray’ color leather interior, chrome Mercedes-Benz alloy wheels, original ‘Becker’ radio/cassette and only 69K undocumented but believed to be original miles!

Purchased and originally serviced by original and only owner at ‘Jim Slemons Mercedes-Benz’, the Mercedes-Benz dealership of Newport Beach, California. The car will be sold with all its original owners manuals, dealer stamped service booklet and tools.

The Mercedes-Benz W126 is a now legendary series of flagship vehicles manufactured by Mercedes-Benz until 1991 and was a successor to the earlier W116 series and was offered in a straight six, V8 and the now renown turbo diesel models. The 1981-85 300SD model boasted the OM617.951 3.0L 5 Cylinder Turbo Diesel engine which is now considered to be one of the most reliable engines ever produced and one of the key reasons for Mercedes popularity around the world today as the ultimate long distance and durable touring car with many models still being used around the globe as taxi cabs boasting many hundreds of thousands of miles on the clock. It is an economical and relatively quick with the turbocharger fitted car and a legendary trouble-free engine. The Mercedes W126 300SD was a US & Canada only import and offered a unique combination of luxury, exclusivity, economy and reliability that could not possibly be matched by any other brand making it the vehicle of choice by countless diplomats, executives and other such entities who recognized the attraction of the worlds first production turbo diesel sedan. These luxurious cars still command a strong demand internationally, especially low mileage and well maintained and unabused examples.

This particular model was obviously always garaged by its owners with no accidents and a clean CARFAX report and with all original parts and paint and absolutely no rust whatsoever! The original and very striking factory ‘Silver Blue Metallic’ color paint is in absolutely beautiful condition and the original ‘Light Gray’ leather seats are also in absolutely beautiful condition with virtually no signs of any wear and the original leather dashboard and the walnut wood veneer interior are also in great shape with no cracks or blemishes (obviously always garaged from the sun!)

The car drives exactly like such a well maintained and serviced Mercedes-Benz Turbo Diesel with only 69K original miles (ultra low mileage and extraordinarily rare for these notoriously hard driven vehicles and virtually just broken in for this legendary engine) should and must be seen and driven to be truly appreciated! The engine is extremely strong with no noticeable oil leaks and the temperature always remains cool. All the power options are working as they should including the A/C.

Without a doubt, this is one of the finest cars ever built by Mercedes-Benz or for that matter any other car manufacturer and they are now becoming increasingly more desirable and hard to find, especially with such low original miles and in such all original and unabused condition, than ever before – certainly you will look long and hard to find a finer head-turning example with such low original miles and in its original factory paint available anywhere else!

For further information contact West Coast Classics through Ebay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.

This is certainly one of the better W126 S classes I’ve seen as of late, but closing in on $20,000 is a big ask for a car that you can normally pick up around the $9,000 to $12,000 mark in good condition, depending on which model and year it is. True, the later W126s can be a tad more desirable due to their updated styling, but the inline-5 diesel under the hood of this particular 300SD didn’t suffer some of the teething issues of later inline-6 diesels that appeared later on in the range. This car probably won’t move too fast at the current Buy It Now price. Drop at least $7,000 off the ask, though, and we may start getting warmer.

-Paul

1998 Mercedes-Benz CL600

If I was going to own a big car, I would want it to make a statement. Even small vehicles seem to get larger as every generation comes along. With the glut of SUVs that have hit the market in the last few decades, the large car is nothing new to the streets, but these trucks and crossovers rarely, if ever, have any grace about their styling. It may not seem so large in comparison to today’s vehicles, but the Mercedes-Benz C140 CL coupe is still and imposing beast to behold. While the styling is far from elegant, it has a classy, conservative air about it. Most of these came equipped with the 5.0 liter V8, but a few well-heeled customers could opt for the 6.0 liter V12 lump, which we see under the hood in this low mileage example for sale in California.

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Year: 1998
Model: CL600
Engine: 6.0 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 57,613 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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Before you is a 1998 Mercedes Benz CL600 in Black Exterior with Black Leather Interior with 57,613 miles only. It’s been well-maintained, has never been in an accident and spent its life in Southern California.

This CL600 was originally owned by a very successful gentleman who was on the Forbes List. It appears that this car was ordered special because it has full black leather seats, it doesn’t have the wood steering wheel, and the V12 signs are not on the vehicle – all indicating personal preferences as the car was ordered. The car cost approximately $140,000 new. A copy of the window sticker is on TAB 12. AutoCheck Report is on TAB 13 and NMVTIS Report is on TAB15.

Please call if you have any questions: Rick – (805)218-0606.

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You would be hard pressed to find a C140 coupe these days breach $15,000. This car, even considering the mileage, will probably bring somewhere around $12,000 to $14,000, if the seller is lucky. Many of these large German sedans and coupes of this era that sold for over $100,000 have dropped to rock bottom lows in terms of value. Running costs are a big factor, as this V12 has individual ignition modules for each cylinder and put out a lot of heat in an engine bay more akin to housing a smaller V8. In addition, the amount of oil and fuel will be startling to those not familiar with running a high end exotic. That’s before you get into the other complex systems and electrical items (which are numerous) that may go wrong over time. It’s a tempting proposition to think you can get this much low mileage luxury on the cheap, but find a good mechanic and set aside a fund to keep something like this on the road.

-Paul

1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SE

I feel sometimes as if I’m one of the few that appreciates the W126 300SE for what it is rather than what it isn’t. Sure, it doesn’t have a long wheelbase or a V8 under the hood, but it’s still a member of one of the most popular S class generations of all time. These cars were known for their durability and were a symbol of high status in the 1980s. Good ones are getting harder to find these days but if you aren’t up for the length or thirst of the larger W126s but still want the look, the 300SE could strike a nice balance. This particular one for sale in Michigan has been owned by one family and appears to have escaped the ravages of the northern winters.

Year: 1989
Model: 300SE
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 88,488 mi
Price: $9,950

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A very nice Mercedes Benz 300, 4 door sedan. This is a one family owned vehicle and is in exceptional condition, with only 88,488 actual miles on it. The exterior color is silver and the interior has tan leather seats. Power options include A/C, cruise control, seats, windows and locks. Safety features include anti-lock brakes and driver/passenger airbags. This vehicle is far above average and “books and records” are available to verify the mileage.

You don’t often see a silver Mercedes paired with a parchment interior and honestly, I’m not a fan of the look. Generally, I am not big on tan interiors to begin with, but in my opinion this interior would be better paired with Smoke Silver, black or a dark blue hue. The last 300SE we featured was listed at this exact same price and had but a few thousand miles less on the clock. Around $10,000 is about the high end of the market for these six cylinder short wheelbase W126 sedans. If this car is as good as it looks, a little bit of negotiation on the price would net a nice modern classic.

-Paul

1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE

Mercedes did this again in the early 1990s with the W140 S class, a technical tour de force that debuted the new 6.0 liter V12 engine and a host of other luxury features such as double glazed windows, sonar parking sensors, power assisted door closing and a heating system that worked after the car was turned off. This was also the first Mercedes-Benz to feature Electronic Stability Control as an option. When it was introduced, it was derided as being too brash and opulent for the times, as the early 1990s brought on an economic downturn. However, with the arrival of its replacement, the W220, people began to lament this car’s passing, as the new car lacked a lot of the substance of the W140. This 400SE short wheelbase for sale in Illinois isn’t the top dog in the W140 range, but with the shorter wheelbase and smaller capacity V8 engine, the running costs will be decidedly cheaper than the more complex, luxurious models in the range.

Year: 1992
Model: 400SE
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 74,037 mi
Price: $8,800 Buy It Now

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IMOTORS proudly presents another fine vehicle from our prestigious collection. Up for sale is this gorgeous 1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE sedan. This 400SE sedan is in excellent condition inside and out for its year and mileage. It has all the bells and whistles that come standard with this Mercedes-Benz. Below is a list of some of the options this vehicle is equipped with:

Automatic transmission

Low miles, only 74k original miles!

1-owner, elderly owned

Brown on tan leather

Power windows

Power door locks

Power mirrors

Power/heated seats

Rear power shade

AM/FM/cassette stereo

Power moon roof

Cruise control

Keyless entry

Temperature display

Ice cold air conditioning

Dual airbags

Compass display

4.2 liter V8 engine

Alloy wheels

Headlight washers

First aid kit

Wood accents

All books & manuals with 2 sets of keys!

Good tires!

This 1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE sedan is the true definition of an elegant sedan! It is extremely clean and is hard to find another one like it! Don’t delay & click on buy it now today! Call sales @ 630-904-9300.

And much more…

The condition of this vehicle is consistent with its age and mileage; it is in very nice shape inside and out and is fully detailed and stored in our indoor temperature-sensative facility. Keep in mind that our vehicles are pre-owned and not brand new, and as such they may reflect wear and tear in consistence with age. We try our best to describe the vehicles and their options, but sometimes we may make an error; so if you have any questions or concerns please give us a call to verify any information as far as options or condition of vehicle before placing your bid. We are very forthcoming in this regard because our customers deserve the highest level of quality!

It’s rather amazing that such an expensive car with reasonable miles can be had for well under $10,000 these days. Sure, certain items will prove costly if they break, but with under 75,000 miles on the clock, there’s a lot of life left in this 400SE. You’re getting a lot of car for your money in a case like this, so factoring in a few thousand over the course of the next few years would still prove less than a new car payment in most cases. Also, considering what you’ll be piloting at the end of the day: one of the most advanced executive sedans of its time that still compares favorably to modern motors.

-Paul

1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

The W126 S class was one of those cars that defined an era for Mercedes-Benz. A stately sedan, this car had smooth V8 power and impeccable build quality that made it a legend amongst the world’s elite. They are still a common sight on the roads today, even 22 years after the last one rolled off the line in Sindelfingen, Germany. This top of the line, final year 560SEL for sale in California has under 50,000 miles on the clock. While it won’t turn any heads with its popular for the period Smoke Silver paintwork, the beauty of this car lies in its subtlety.

Year: 1991
Model: 560SEL
Engine: 5.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 42,000 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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Smoke Silver/Creme leather
42,xxx miles
Single owner California SEL until 4/2013
Handbooks, foot rests.
Original unused spare
Tools
All original sheetmetal stickers
Lovely paint and coachwork
Perfect wheels
Cold AC
Runs and drives beautifully
A collectible Young Classic
NOTE: Original MB radio has been replaced by an in dash CD player. Original radio included in the purchase
Call Tony Spencer @ 408-828-4386

There seems to be a never ending supply of clean, low mileage 560SLs, but mint SELs are harder to come by, making a one-owner example in impeccable condition like this car rather special. We’ve had a few clean W126s here on GCFSB lately, including a 1991 350SDL (diesel) with 67,000 miles that sold for a little bit over $13,200 and a similar Smoke Silver 1991 560SEL that failed to meet its reserve at $15,900. There doesn’t seem to be a big differentiation in price between diesel and petrol V8 variants, so I’d suspect bidding will probably wind up somewhere between $12,000 and $14,000, given what we’ve seen in recent months.

-Paul

V8 Week: 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9

When it comes to V8s and Mercedes-Benz, the original 300SEL 6.3 is undoubtedly king. However, when it comes to capacity, the 450SEL 6.9 is the top dog. It still holds the title of the largest eight cylinder engine Mercedes has shoved into a production car this side of World War II and in its day it was a revelation of exactly how rapid a big luxury sedan could be. This big lump put out 285 bhp, a number which some say is conservative and 405 lb ft of torque. It also featured Mercedes’ first application of self-leveling hydropneumatic suspension, popularized by Citroën. Anti-lock brakes were also an option, and this 6.9 for sale outside of Dortmund, Germany represents one of the first production vehicles to feature this advanced technology.

Year: 1979
Model: 450SEL 6.9
Engine: 6.9 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 74,500 km (~ 46,292 mi)
Price: €54,900 (~ $74,263 USD)

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On offer is a 450SEL 6.9, it has undergone an extensive restoration in our workshop. Besides a large inspection including replacement of several wear parts, the paint was restored in the original color and all the rubber seals were replaced. The body is rust free. The vehicle also features leather and burl wood that are in completely original condition with a beautiful patina. The hydro-pneumatic suspension functions reliably and accurately. There were also five new Michelin XWX mounted on obsolete, original Fuchs wheels in the dimension 215/70VR14.

Finish: 735 astralsilber
Padding: 201 black leather upholstery

470 anti-lock braking system
259 radio Becker Grand Prix cassette full stereo
502 Rear view mirror right
260 delete model designation on the left
531 automatic antenna
261 delete 6.9 badge
640 five alloy wheels

215 Hydropneumatic suspension
451 tachometer
248 electrically heated rear window laminated glass
570 front folding armrest
286 luggage rack on the driver and passenger backrests
580 air-conditioning
330 center console with storage compartment
584 four power windows
400 folding armrest in the rear
420 automatic transmission, 4-speed floor shift
731 wood trim burr walnut
430 rear headrests
600 headlight wiper system
812 rear speaker stereo with a fader

Bold = Optional

We offer this fully equipped legend of the seventies, including new HU / AU, H-plates decrease and 12 months warranty. Sale under § 25a, differenzbesteuert. Subject to prior sale.

Contact:
Christian Nikolai, Mercedes-Benz Classic Ostendorf
Tel: 02381 425-732

Renowned automotive journalist Brock Yates was handed a 6.9 by Mercedes-Benz where he drove it from Manhattan to Road Atlanta. When he got to the track, Yates drove the car for another 40 laps or 100 miles. The car didn’t skip a beat. But the price of perfection at the time did not come cheap. The list price was about $40,000. Today, that would equate to over $150,000 in today’s money. The 6.9 has never commanded as much as the original beast, the 6.3, but values are the strongest of any W116 Benz. Good runners can still be had for well under $20,000, with the very best having a potential to crest $30,000 to $40,000. Priced as it is, this 6.9 would only grab the attention of a monied collector, but even at that point, it’s way ahead of the market.

-Paul