1976 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

W116 350 SE

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1976
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Country VAT 
    AT
  • Lot number 
    5
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original Condition
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Gray
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Mercedes-Benz W116 is a series of flagship vehicles produced from September 1972 until 1979 and were the first Mercedes-Benz models to be officially called S-Class, although earlier saloon models had already unofficially been designated with the letter 'S' - for Sonderklasse or 'special class.' The 'new' S-class generation development began in 1966, which was only a year after the launch of the W108/09 models. The design, finalized in 1969 was a dramatic leap forward, with more masculine lines that combined to create an elegant and sporty character. The basic design concept was inspired from the highly acclaimed R107 SL-Class roadster, in particular the front and rear lights.

Originally registered in 1976 and one of very few manual transmission versions of this most elegant of cars. The wonderful anthracite paintwork is in excellent condition, showing no signs of corrosion and virtually unmarked velour interior. The chrome work is also in excellent order. Without doubt this car has been lovingly cared for and is a credit to the current and previous owners. Langham Hügler have test driven this vehicle to report that the 3,499cc engine burst into life on our journey. This W116 behaved exactly as it should, with no adverse rattles. Unquestionably, this is a superb example of a highly desirable Mercedes-Benz and surely can only continue to rise in value and desirability.