One-Owner 40k-Mile 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL

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.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $15,000
  • Auction End: 2021-09-07 19:30:09+00:00
  • Number of Offers: 1
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Comments (17)

  • Offer from Mechanicsburg, PA (17055) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Sold for $15,000

  • $15,000 offer from Mechanicsburg, PA (17055) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $15,000

  • Casterbob 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $14,000

  • ChrisF 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $6,750

  • PorscheBeachwood (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @johger45 ac is working as it should. We do a basic safety inspection and that passed. While it is sold as-is we have no cause of concern for the vehicles dependability.

  • johger45 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Any concerns with the AC? Does the AC blow cold?
    Are there any know issues which may cause problems if driven from Ohio to Arizona?
    Any problems with the front suspension or transmission?

  • PorscheBeachwood (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Bilinski4447 yes, based of the reading it does appear the hood has had paint work. All panels surrounding appear to be factory paint.

  • Bilinski4447 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Thanks, Seems like the hood was previously repainted per your paint meter readings.

  • PorscheBeachwood (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Bilinski4447 yes they are posted in the photo gallery

  • Bilinski4447 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Any undercarriage pics yet?

  • Bankrep40 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $6,500

  • Bilinski4447 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,251

  • havnfun 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Was in the area yesterday and had a chance to check out this car, what a beauty! Extremely clean inside and out, everything appears to work, even had a chance to power recline in the backseat….do you have any Grey Poupon? Good people at the dealership, you won’t be disappointed.

  • PorscheBeachwood (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @a2car no physical records were passed to us. The previous owner stated they were the only owner when they traded the car in. Maybe they had a change of address. I will work on photos of undercarriage and paint meter readings today.

  • a2car 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Nice example! A couple questions:
    -carfax begins in 2001. Any history or service records available prior to 2001?
    -appears to be a blemish on hood. Are paint meter readings possible?
    -more undercarriage pics?
    -carfax says "vehicle sold" 2007, so at least 2 owners?

  • 76911 1 month, 3 weeksago

    What an exceptional example. The ride and drive of the W126 500SEL is truly remarkable. Glws.

  • Bankrep40 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

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One-Owner 40k-Mile 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL
Final offer: $15,000