Thursday, July 17, 2014

W is for Wanderlust: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL W126

The English word wanderlust is combination of borrowed German words wandern (to hike) and lust (desire).  Wanderlust was first used to describe a feeling of the need to travel, explore and see new things in the early 20th century, but is now used frequently to describe the urge to go on a walkabout.  I feel no particularly strong reason to spend all my money on pricey REI hiking gear, but one look at a minty clean long wheelbase W126 Mercedes and suddenly the urge to hit the open highway is strong. Find this 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL W126 offered for $9,950 buy-it-now on ebay, from Auto Park USA located in Stone Park, IL.

The Mercedes-Benz W126 was technically the 2nd generation of S-Class and lasted for a remarkable 12 year production run (1979-1991), a record since Mercedes started building their flagship mega-sedans in the early 1960s.  The best one to get was always the flagship long wheel base huge-engine variant and the later models will be better equipped -- so this 1990 560SEL is pretty much the premium of the primos.

Check out that rear legroom?  You could comfortably cruise from Hollywood to Las Vegas with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Yao Ming in the back of this thing.

The white exterior paint won't be to the liking of every car enthusiast but I feel the big Mercs look good in simple solid colors, so this one gets a pass, but the interior color (saddle, camel, gold, whatever you call it) is really nice.

See another Autobahn ready machine for less?

This post is part of Daily Turismo's 2nd Birthday Celebration -- DT's ABCs.
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