Timeless Beauty! These are some of the best cars Mercedes ever made. This 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL is finished in Smoke Silver Metallic (702) over Beige leather (275) and is powered by a 4.2-liter M116 V8 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes an electric sunroof with tilt function, automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats, cruise control, a Kenwood head unit with Bluetooth, and 15″ alloy wheels. Recent service includes all fresh fluids, new brake pads, new exhaust system, and a new A/C Compressor, drier, temperature and pressure switch and new spark plugs. The system has been converted to R134. This W126 shows 46k miles and is now offered with the original spare Becker stereo head unit, factory literature, a clean CARFAX report.
The car features headlight wipers, a sliding metal sunroof, and a power antenna. All glass and paint is original with even panel gaps all around. The rear glass is clear and free of any signs of delamination while the paint remains glossy without any major blemishes. The front glass headlamps and plastic surrounds remain clear and free from oxidation.
The power-adjustable front seats are upholstered in Beige leather (275) with beige matching carpets and a contrasting black upper dash and steering wheel. Wood veneers accent the dashboard, center console, and door panels. Amenities include power windows, central locking, cruise control, automatic climate control, and a Kenwood head unit with Bluetooth. The removed factory Becker cassette player is included.
The W126 has aged like a fine wine thanks to Sacco-era styling that is, unmistakably, classic Mercedes. As with each generation of S-class, this top-of-the-line offering from Mercedes is adequately overengineered but — unlike cars from the modern era - not overloaded with electronics; making this generation of Mercedes easy to keep on the road for decades. Throughout the 80s and early 90s, the long-wheel-base W126 was a must-have for any notable figure worldwide. While vehicles today seem to be somewhat soulless, classic luxury sedans with big V8’s like this are becoming more desirable. This long-wheelbase 420SEL proves that you don’t have to overcomplicate something to make it feel like the best automobile in the world. Only 46k miles have been driven on this well-preserved W126, so whether you're looking for an investment piece or something to get you around for years to come with premium class and style, this might just be what you're looking for. Thanks to quality craftsmanship and legendary build quality, the W126 feels like a tank, and well-preserved examples like this one are slowly becoming extinct.