Mercedes-Benz 300SE

£ 19,750

Mileage:
42,902 Miles
Year:
1988 / F
Exterior Colour:
Nautical Blue Metallic
Interior Colour:
Beige Cloth
Transmission:
Automatic

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Introduction

The Bruno Sacco designed W-126 Mercedes S-Class built between 1979 and 1992 is without doubt considered to be a ‘high point’ in the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand.

Long before Lexus became a competitor, in the days when a Mercedes was deemed superior to a BMW or Audi, their W-126 was the absolute flagship of the brand, exuding a certain pomp and confidence above their German ‘rivals’.

Mercedes of course didn’t consider them as rivals, because they simply didn’t build a car like Mercedes did, and at the time, to merely enter a Mercedes Showroom felt like it required a certain social standing !

Built by engineers and not accountants, the W-126 series, along with other Mercedes-Benz vehicles of the era, in terms of their quality and engineering, are never likely to be seen again – making such a car these days would simply be too expensive to justify both their build and retails cost in an ever competitive market that chases profit above all else.

 

Specification

Nautical Blue Metallic

Cream Cloth

Cruise Control

Electric Sunroof

Blaupunkt Melbourne Radio/Cassette

 

Description

Supplied new by Alan Day Mercedes-Benz of Finchley Road, London on 25th August 1988, this W-126 S-Class is genuinely, virtually indistinguishable from a new one.

I have always thought that cars talk to you, and this one screams its originality and outstanding condition from the moment you walk up to it, with just a few small marks and imperfections suggesting it is perhaps only a couple of years old, it’s hard to believe it’s actually over 32 years old now.

Retained by the original owner from new until 2012, it had seen very little use until purchased by the 3rd owner in 2014 with just over 10,000 Miles recorded, who then set about using the car as normal transport during his ownership, taking the total mileage now to just shy of 43,000 Miles.

The interior is like new, retaining all its original equipment including the unopened first aid kit, into the boot which doesn’t look to have ever carried anything, then under the boot floor where the unused spare wheel and tool kit remain.

If you are looking for an outstanding example, this is surely it and absolutely must be viewed to be appreciated. I doubt there are many, if any, that present as originally as this superb piece of automotive engineering does.

Complete with its Wallet, Handbook, Service Book, Spare Keys and a nice file of invoices and previous MOT Certificates.

 

Service History

Supplied New by Alan Day Mercedes-Benz London 25th August 1988

600 Mile Service by Alan Day 11th August 1989 @ 880 Miles

12000 Mile Service by Alan Day 13th March 1993 @ 3,797 Miles

MOT 18th October 1997 @ 7,971 Miles

MOT 2nd September 2000 @ 8,440 Miles

MOT 31st August 2001 @ 8,562 Miles

MOT 3rd September 2002 @ 8,565 Miles

MOT 20th September 2003 @ 9,990 Miles

12000 Mile Service by North Thames Commercials 23rd September 2008 @ 10,005 Miles

MOT 4th January 2013 @ 10,009 Miles

18000 Mile Service by Mercedes Benz Exeter 7th January 2013 @ 10,009 Miles

MOT 11th December 2013 @ 10,160 Miles

24000 Mile Service by PJ Hodge Mercedes Specialists 7th January 2015 @ 13,345 Miles

MOT 7th January 2015 @ 13,345 Miles

30000 Mile Service by PJ Hodge Mercedes Specialists 6 January 2016 @ 20,978 Miles

MOT 6th January 2016 @ 20,978 Miles

36000 Mile Service by PJ Hodge Mercedes Specialists 5th January 2017 @ 28.590 Miles

MOT 6th January 2017 @ 28,590 Miles

42000 Mile Service by PJ Hodge Mercedes Specialists 8th January 2018 @ 35,028 Miles

MOT 8th January 2018 @ 35,028 Miles

MOT 11th January 2019 @ 40,928 Miles

MOT 21st July 2020 @ 42,822 Miles