The Mercedes S-Class, formerly known as the Sonderklasse, has been Mercedes' flagship luxury offering since 1972. The W126 was the second generation S-Class and was designed to improve ride quality, handling, comfort, and fuel efficiency to make the S-Class the best-selling prestige luxury sedan. They succeeded in this goal with a global production of 892,123 S-Classes sold, largely thanks to the W126's unbeatable build quality. The W126 S-Class was built from the ground up to showcase the best Mercedes had to offer from passenger safety to creature comforts and performance. The 5.5L V8 engine produces 275 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque, propelling the 3600-pound luxury sedan to a top speed of 150 miles per hour while maintaining ride comfort and minimal cabin noise. This 560SEL is a spectacular two-owner car and has meticulous maintenance records from when new. The Astral Silver Metallic paint shows beautifully with minimal flaws, and the blue leather interior perfectly suits the subtle styling of this flagship luxury saloon. The interior of the car is in excellent condition and retains its period-correct console-mounted telephone. This 560SEL is turn-key and ready to drive, with the assurance of decades worth of careful maintenance records kept by its only owner.
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