1984 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1984
  • Mileage 
    33 333 mi / 53 645 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    1260372A081439
  • Engine number 
    11796322053496
  • Lot number 
    341
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic

Description

Top of the range W126 S-Class with 231bhp from the 5.0-litre V8UK-supplied in right-hand drive, just threeowners and offered from a private collectionIndicating just 33,333 miles at the time of cataloguing and presented in fine orderDelivered new on 08/08/1984 by Mercedes main agent Swinford Motors of StourbridgeJoined a private collection in 2014, used occasionally as a reminder of the successful family business in the 1980'sOffered with a new MOT to June 2021, current V5c, spare key and a history file containing related documentsYou can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact us on 01926 691 141 to secure your appointment or [email protected] to discuss the car in more detail. The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.For decades, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been something of an automotive yardstick for technology. These luxury saloons have always represented the very best of the German marque's forward-thinking design with many world firsts debuting on an S-Class. In its homeland, this model is referred to as the "Sonderklasse," or Special-Class in English and the W126 generation was very special indeed.Only the second generation of the car to officially carry the S-Class nameplate, the W126 succeeded the very popular W116. Launched in 1979 after six years in development, this was to be the car that would take Mercedes-Benz into the next decade and serve as the flagship for the three-pointed-star. Designers wanted the W126 to be the best in the worldin the areas of safety, technology, and efficiency and they managed that for over a decade.In 1984, the most expensive top of the W126 range was the 500 SEL, a veritable palace on wheels. It combined the super smooth, 5.0-litre V8 and the long wheelbase of the SE range, meaning it competed directly with the Rolls-Royce Spirit of the day - both in terms of price and size.Offered here is an extremely well preserved 500 SEL presented with beautiful Nautical Bluepaintwork and Beige/Cream MB-Texvelour seating. Delivered new on 8th August 1984 by Mercedes main agent Swinford Motors Stourbridge, West Midlands with just threeowners in total, the first believed to be a diplomat, the second a Mercedes-Benz enthusiast and ourvendor who is a private collector. Accompanied by a history file containing its complete original Mercedes-Benz book-pack, maintenance booklet stamped up to 25,573 miles, Owner Manuals, a Mercedes-Benz Owners Club card and even an original Antenna wipe. Indicating just 33,333 miles at the time of cataloguing, it's clear to see that this particular 500 SEL has been well looked after over the years and offers many more years of luxurious service, today with a twist of retro-cool.1984 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL (W126)https://youtu.be/6PY8Z3mwOQsfalse