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Lot 333

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE

Estimated at £15,000 - £20,000

Lot details

Registration No: F229OYO
Chassis No: WDB1260242A427434
MOT: July 2021

Motor Car Location: Northamptonshire

  • 42,800 miles from new and just 2 previous private keepers
  • Offered with original bookpack, handbooks and service book
  • Finished in Nautic Blue matched a Cream cloth interior
  • Fitted with cruise control and electric sunroof
  • Original sales invoice for £28,972 plus old MOT certificates and invoices
  • Supplied new by Alan Day Mercedes of London
  • Said to be 'Very' original with a new battrey fitted last year
  • Previous feature in Mercedes enthusiast magazine

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Engine: 'Very Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'
Paintwork: 'Very Good'
Gearbox: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very Good'

Introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1979, the new W126 S-class was a quantifiable improvement over its W116 predecessor. Lauded by the contemporary motoring press as the 'best car in the world', it was not only lighter than its forebear but also offered an improved ride and sharper handling. Styled by Bruno Sacco, its sleek silhouette hid all round independent suspension, disc brakes, power assisted steering and a range of powerful all alloy V8 engines (later supplemented by more fuel efficient straight-sixes). Still a staple part of many a diplomatic fleet, the W126 remains sought after to this day thanks to its impeccable build quality and timeless lines.


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