Thursday, August 13, 2015

39k Original Miles: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE W126

The W126 Mercedes-Benz S-Class was a plus sized luxury cruiser built like a tank from 1979 through 1991.  This isn't a car that will carve corners like a Miata or coddle you to sleep like a Buick, but somewhere under layers of granite lives a heart that beats like clock and a ride quality like an orbiting satellite.  Find this 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE here on eBay bidding for $8,100 reserve-not-met with 6 days to go, located in Lakeland, FL.

This W126 is an absolute cream puff -- it has only 39k miles on the odometer and looks really nice in the hi-res photos provided by the seller, who routinely sells low mile cars on eBay. This one has been on the block for a few rounds, the last time it reached $12,600 before the end of the auction and the reserve was still not met.  It will be interesting to see where/when/if the reserve comes off.

 The 300SE version of the big S-Class W126 is powered by the 3.0 liter M103 inline-6 mated to a 4-speed automatic gearbox.  Power is rated at 179 horsepower and 188 ft-lbs of torque in the US version.

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  1. The dealer of this car has some nice stuff in his inventory.

    1. His prices are far too high.

      Did that Dodge Aspen station wagon ever sell? That was a beautiful car in my eyes, but not worth what he wanted...I think the auction ended reserve not met at close to $10-12K.

  2. The dealer has some interesting cars, but needs to work on presentation and proof-read the listings...sigh.
    The pictures are much too electronically processed in my opinion. The cars appear to have armor-all smeared on the motors and interior that make it look way over done. The dealer should take a look at the Ebay seller "findgreatcars" and see how they present their listings.

  3. I owed a '89 300SE for about four years, wonderful car. It was a little underpowered with the straight six, and a little bit louder on the highway due to the motor displacement. The 4.2 and 5.6 liter versions are better candidates.
    This one's an awesome find, but way over priced.


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