Up for auction is this 1985 Mercedes-Benz W126 500SEL finished in Astral Silver Metallic over Royal Blue leather. Mercedes’ flagship luxury sedan of the 1980s, this 500SEL represents the top-range model of the first series W126 and is said to have remained under the care of its original owner from new. Offering an exemplary level of craftsmanship and build quality, this classic S-Class is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Ohio with just under 40k miles showing on the odometer.
This 500SEL comes finished in Astral Silver Metallic (Astralsilber 735 G) with darker lower body cladding and chrome accents. Led by Mercedes-Benz's chief designer Bruno Sacco, the team responsible for the W126 placed a focus on a more aerodynamic shape and made extensive use of wind tunnel testing to minimize drag. This S-Class rides on factory 15" Bundt light-alloy wheels that are currently dressed in Cooper CS3 Touring tires. Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
Inside, you will find a luxuriously appointed cabin with Royal Blue leather upholstery, matching carpets, and burled wood trim throughout the dashboard, center console, and door panels. The interior presents as highly original with the factory Becker Grand Prix radio remaining in place. The seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be working properly.
This 500SEL is equipped with an M117 5.0L V8 engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, producing up to 184 HP and 247 lb.-ft of torque. Power is transferred to the rear wheels through a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Standard features include power-assisted steering, power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes, fully independent suspension, and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). All available service information is provided on the CARFAX report.
This sale will include a clean title along with the original owner's manuals and literature. Highly regarded among enthusiasts for its impressive quality, luxurious accommodations, and supple ride, this W126 500SEL presents an exceptional value.