For Sale: 1978 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in Carey, Illinois

$25,500  

Vehicle Description

This is a truly lovely European specification Mercedes 350SE sedan. Finished in "Gray-Blue" metallic (code: 906) with Navy MB-tex and Mercedes check cloth inserts, the car presents in stunning and certainly way above average condition. The most welcomed aspect to these Euro spec cars is the streamlined bumpers and rectangular headlights which are indeed a great welcome over the very obtrusive (and ugly) North American type bumpers and silly (and even more ugly) round headlights. The car was owned by a senior Mercedes enthusiast in Colorado for the last 7 years but was a Californian & Texan car for most of its life so it is without any rust anywhere, including the underside which is entirely scale free. The car has had 3 owners (first in California and then Texas) who added most of the mileage as a town commuter. Recently serviced and all in working order. Mechanically the car is in top shape with no known issues. Just a quick look under the hood is testament to how well this Mercedes has been maintained. Body and paint is excellent. The car is accident free and the paint appears to be mostly original but for the right rear quarter near the gas cap which had a blend. The entire car is very shiny and consistent with only minor chips here and there but nothing glaringly so. There is no crazing or cracks in the paint anywhere. The interior is in superb condition. She is in great shape with no noticeable wear & tear on the seats, door panels, the MB-Tex finishes, carpets and headliner. The seats themselves are in excellent condition without any degradation of the "horse-hair" padding. The cloth seating is in almost perfect condition to the extent you would think it was brand new. It is not and indeed all original. The dash does have a few of the typical cracks but a top-line dash cap is fitted and does so with such perfection, it is hard to tell it is not original. The wood has minimal fading, no lifting or peeling and presents extremely well. Have a close look at the buttons and switch gear; they are all in good condition. The car sports its original Becker radio which is always a nice touch. I was wanting to fit matching cloth rear-seat headrests. I have one original cloth unit (which you will see in some of the photos) and all the hardware, along with the required quantity of new old stock matching fabric. Please let me know if you would want me to finish the exercise for a small additional cost. The trunk is super clean with its original carpet and additional rubber mat in good condition. She is also a non-smoker car so clean and sweet. The car presents with all its original features operating; electric windows, door locks, antenna, original Becker radio, A/C, heater, interior and exterior lights. Tyres are brand new, fitted on original MB chromed alloy wheels. I am usually not a big fan of these chromed wheels but believe they "work" on this car. Should you wish to switch to silver alloys or hubcaps, I can assist you in supplying and fitting either. A set of Mercedes mud-flaps with white logos finish off this example nicely, I think. These can easily be removed if they are "not you". Mechanically, the car is very strong. She starts without hesitation, idles well both cold & hot, doesn't blow any smoke, accelerates with good power, drives smooth without any bumps nor rattles, changes gears on call & smoothly, and stops straight & sure. She simply drives as a Mercedes W116 should. Not much more can be said but to invite you to take a close look at the many, many photos of this great Mercedes 350 SE sedan. Truly in excellent condition, not a show-car but an absolutely beautiful and mouth-watering example nonetheless. Surely amongst one of the better examples available for sale today.

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Listing ID:CC-1444637
  • Price:$25,500
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:S-Class
  • Exterior Color:Grey-Blue metallic (code #: 906)
  • Interior Color:Blue MB-tex and checked cloth
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:148000
  • Stock Number:11602812046433
  • VIN:11602812046433

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Park-Ward Motors
209 Cleveland Street
Carey, IL 60013