This 1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL was originally sold by Helms Bros Mercedes-Benz of Bayside, NY in the Summer of 1990 for $64,700 as per the original window sticker. This flagship sedan is finished in Black (040) over Grey (268) leather interior and has been in the same family since new. Power is provided by a 4.2-liter M116 V8 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Additional equipment includes a sunroof, automatic climate control, cruise control, original Becker AM/FM stereo, and 15″ Gullideckel wheels. This incredibly original W126 was maintained by the family’s on-staff mechanic and received annual oil changes regardless of mileage. Service within the past 50 miles includes four new shocks, four new Michelin tires, new brake pads and rotors, new hood pad, new distributer cap, new waterpump/thermostat, oil service, power steering fluid service, differential fluid service, new fuel filters, power steering filters, a coolant flush, an upgraded fuse box, brake flush, new exhaust hangers and new air filters and breathers. The car has also received a full fuel system treatment, a new monovalve as well as an inspection of the timing chain & guides. This W126 shows 109k miles and is offered at No Reserve with the original window sticker, manufacturer’s literature, original paper tags, a first-aid kit, original tool roll, three keys, the original burgundy OEM leather key holder (new in plastic), paint meter readings, a clean Carfax report, and a clean NY title.
The car is finished in Black (040) with contrasting gray lower cladding along with a chrome grille and trim. Features include an electric tilting and sliding sunroof, power antenna, and headlight wipers. The paint is reportedly all original on this accident-free and damage-free sedan, and paint meter readings are provided in the gallery along with close-up photos of the paintwork and trim.
The OEM 15″ Gullideckel alloy wheels are mounted with a brand new set of 205/65 Michelin Defender tires. Stopping power is provided by four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, and all four brake rotors and pads have been replaced within the past 50 miles. Additionally, the care recently received all four new shocks and a brake fluid flush was also performed at that time. No significant imperfections are viewable on the OEM wheels.
The cabin is trimmed in Gray leather (268) and features Zebrano wood accents on the dash, center console, and door panels. The wood trim appears free from any cracks, fading or other imperfections. The car is equipped with the original Becker Mexico Grand Prix stereo and additional amenities include automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats with position memory, and power windows and door locks. The seller reports all features and options are functional as new.
The leather wrapped, four-spoke airbag steering wheel frames a 160-mph speedometer, a tachometer with an integrated clock, and gauges for fuel level, oil pressure, coolant temperature, and instant fuel economy. The six-digit odometer shows 109k miles.
The 4.2-liter M116 V8 features Bosch KE-Jetronic fuel injection and was factory rated at 221 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque when new. Power is translated to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. Service within the past 50 miles includes a new hood pad, new distributer cap, new waterpump/thermostat, an oil service, power steering fluid service, differential fluid service, new fuel filters, power steering filters, a coolant flush, an upgraded fuse box, new exhaust hangers and new air filters and breathers. The car has also received a full fuel system treatment, a new monovalve as well as an inspection of the timing chain & guides within the past 50 miles.
The Carfax report shows linear mileage history since 1990, no accidents or other damage, and lists single-owner registration history in New York.
A full interior and exterior walkaround tour of the car is viewable below.
Cold start, radio operation and driving videos are also viewable below.
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