• Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    191 736 km / 119 140 mi
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  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Fuel type 


At launch, the W126 range consisted of seven models, including four sedans and three limousines. The sedans were already authentic status-symbols for their elegance, finishes and rich equipment.
At the time of its launch, the 500SE was the flagship version, equipped with a 5-litre V8 engine.

This 126.036 was delivered with a sunroof in the classic silver colour; the paint is in good condition, with some signs of normal use.

It was auctioned on 12 April on Catawiki; the buyer did not complete the purchase and did not view the car; he was suspended from Catawiki and the car is being offered again at auction.

The gaskets, finishes and details are of high quality, as could be delivered only by a Mercedes of those years.

The interior is preserved completely original and in beautiful condition, with the typical ice grey fabric
and the velour carpet: a real living room with absolute comfort on board, which is perfectly in line with the tradition of the 3-pointed star.

The chassis and underbody are solid with signs from normal use; the car has always been in central Italy and used for not even 5000 km a year as a sedan for a local entrepreneur’s long trips.

The Mercedes 500 SE was able to establish itself in the flagship market, where it became one of the reference sedans for its stylistic peculiarities and mechanical innovations.

Mechanically the car is in working order and can be driven; the engine is powerful and the gearbox and brakes work; however, the car has been used little during the last two years due to the Covid, and the technical inspection expired in April 2020. Some normal maintenance may be necessary at the discretion of the new owner.

The feeler gauge test was carried out on the body and showed no major accidents (as shown in photos).

Some videos of the car, engine and road driving are available. Please, contact Catawiki.
Bidders are also welcome to view and test the vehicle, which is located in Quarrata 51039 (PT), Italy. Send a message to Catawiki to ask for an appointment in person; you can also book a video call from your smartphone.

In April 2020, the technical inspection expired. It is a direct purchase from the previous owner and normal maintenance may be required at the discretion of the buyer.

We can arrange transfer of ownership or exports documents remotely. Affordable shipping to Italy, Europe and rest of the world. You can also conveniently pick up the car on site, as it can stay 15 days at our storage facility free of charge.

We recommend viewing the vehicle before the end of the auction, even via a video call on your smartphone (WhatsApp, FaceTime). Send a message to Catawiki for an appointment. The seller reserves the right to claim compensation if the buyer does not pay for the purchase in accordance with the sales contract, which automatically comes into existence with the winning bid and obliges the buyer to make payment (which can be made through the seller’s website).

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