This 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SE was first sold in Edmonton, Canada as a special order build. The car is finished in Impala Brown Metallic (441) over Brazil Leather (263) and is powered by a 3.0-liter M103 inline-six mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Recent services for 2022 include an oil service, transmission fluid flush, air conditioning recharge with the Mercedes-Benz dealer, and a multi-point inspection. Amenities include “tempomat” cruise control, an electronically adjustable steering column, electrically adjustable heated front seats with memory, heated rear seats, automatic climate control, and an electric sliding sunroof. The odometer currently reads 52k kilometers (~32k miles) with less than 400 kilometers added by the seller since acquiring in early 2022. This W126 sedan is now offered by the present owner with factory literature, datacard, a tool kit, three keys, a clean Carfax report, and a clean British Columbia title.
The exterior of this short-wheelbase flagship sedan is finished in Impala Brown Metallic (441) with contrasting Chinchilla Metallic Trim (847) lower cladding. The finish and paint condition is shown up-close in the gallery below. Exterior equipment includes chrome-accented bumpers, headlamp wipers, factory rear mudflaps, and a power-operated sunroof. According to the seller this example shows original paint and glass with minimal wear and blemishes on the exterior. All exterior features are noted as functional.
The original Mercedes 15” wheels are finished in factory silver paint with no marks or blemishes shown. Michelin tires are mounted in factory sizing measuring 205/65 are mounted on all four corners. A factory full-sized spare is mounted in the trunk along with the OEM tool kit.
The interior is trimmed in Brazil Leather (263) and features matching carpets and door panels. Zebrano wood trim accents the center console, dashboard, and doors of the cabin. Amenities include “tempomat” cruise control, electronically adjustable steering column, automatic antenna, heated front memory seats for both driver and passenger and heated rear seats with courtesy/reading lamps for rear passengers. The car shows an updated head unit with auxiliary and bluetooth functions. The original Becker Grand Prix head unit will be included in the sale.
The airbag steering wheel frames the factory gauge cluster featuring a 160-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer, an analog clock, and gauges for coolant temperature, fuel level, fuel economy, and oil pressure. The six-digit odometer shows approximately 52k kilometers.
The 3.0-liter M103 inline-six is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Factory-rated output was 177 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. Recent services for 2022 include an oil service, transmission fluid flush, air conditioning recharge with the Mercedes-Benz dealer, and a multi-point inspection.
The Carfax report lists no accidents or damage and registration exclusively in Canada since new. The car is able to be legally imported into the U.S. and the seller is able to assist buyers with shipping arrangements. This W126 sedan is now offered by the present owner with factory literature, datacard, a tool kit, three keys, a clean Carfax report showing regular and linear updates, and a clean British Columbia title.
A startup video is viewable below.
Another Sacco-designed masterpiece, the W126 has certainly stood the test of time and continues to standout in a sea of automobiles today. The look is unmistakably classic Mercedes with strong boxy lines and enough road presence that leaders across the globe in the 80’s and 90’s could at least agree that this was the vehicle of choice for such stature. Today, these cars still turn heads and remain highly sought after due to their incredible build quality and drivability. The 3.0L M103 provided owners with low maintenance costs while the short wheelbase variant offers nimble maneuverability but still maintaining S-Class comfort. Of course we can’t forget to mention the rich color palette displayed on this example. This W126 could afford its next owner a huge opportunity to get from point A to point B in style without the six-digit price tags of S-classes today.
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