Vehicle Description

The best way to make a dramatic entrance is always in a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. With its fuel-injected V8 power, A/C interior, and excellently well preserved two-tone exterior, this 1990 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEL long-wheelbase sedan not only proves that you have vintage taste, but also that you belong at the top of the hierarchy.

Few cars have a more commanding road presence than an S-Class Mercedes, and you'll have no trouble cruising through traffic with this handsome sedan. That's because the bright white makes for a bold presentation we all can instantly see. And it's joined by a tasteful gray on the lower portion, door mirrors, and full-length pinstripe. Not only does it look fantastic, but it's also the original application. That's a true testament to Mercedes-Benz quality as well as the respect this one has received over the decades. In typical German fashion, the design is restrained and the clean lines minimize the car's size, but there's no denying that this is a lot of sheetmetal hammering down the road. A few bits of chrome emphasize the car's best attributes, and there's just no mistaking the big three-pointed star up front that moves lesser traffic out of the way like a snow plow.

All the gray accenting of the exterior gets you ready for the full gray interior - always a sign of a classy build. Inside, the S-Class got every luxury and convenience item Mercedes engineers could imagine at the time. The power adjustable leather buckets are supple and supportive. Intricately stitched door panels feature a matching material, and the burled walnut here and on the center console warms up the atmosphere nicely. This exceptional condition of the interior is another reminder of Mercedes build quality and reaffirms this car's level of superior care (it's first owner kept the car for nearly 20 years.) As a true luxury machine, there are plenty of great features such as a sunroof, power locks, cruise control, power steering, power windows, the classic Becker AM/FM/cassette stereo, and automatic A/C climate control. Mercedes also utilized the S-Class as the showcase for their latest safety pieces, so you also get features not everyone got decades ago, like the driver's airbag and anti-lock brakes. Big, clear instruments are a hallmark of M-B cars, and the whole experience behind the wheel is like piloting a first-class luxury liner.

With a sedan that looks so authentic and preserved thus far, it's great to lift the hood and see such a tidy and stock engine bay. Power comes from the numbers-matching 4.2-liter fuel-injected V8. There's a deep well of torque to make the big sedan feel quick from a standstill and light on its feet. It's also legendary for its durability, and thanks to proper maintenance throughout its life, it still fires up with the kind of vigor that makes far newer vehicles jealous. The four-speed automatic transmission is the perfect companion to flex its German muscles when it wants, and then it settles back into overdrive luxury immediately. The fully independent suspension that soaks up bumps like a hovercraft, and four-wheel power disc brakes give you firm control when you need it.

The sale comes complete with an extensive maintenance file from the last five years. So if you're looking for a classic cruiser that has been treated with upper-class respect, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1352196
  • Price:$14,995
  • Location:Lavergne, Tennessee
  • Year:1990
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:420SEL
  • Exterior Color:Arctic white
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:138895
  • Stock Number:1952-NSH
  • VIN:WDBCA35E2LA531228