Two 126-series Mercedes in one day – you’re in luck. Seller offering a Flagship 1987 Mercedes Benz 560SEL with 139,000 miles for $5,000. Original MSRP of over $70k in 1987, some argue these V8 cruisers were the last of Mercedes great sedans. Recently serviced within the past 3,000 miles included timing chain and guides tune-up, hood liner, and oil change. Seller says heat and A/C work good and the Charcoal Grey paint and Black leather interior are in very good condition. Seller notes that the back cover of the driver’s side mirror was knocked off and will be replaced.
The W-126 series Mercedes ran from 1979 to 1991. Mercedes was known to “over engineer” vehicles and their reputation for quality and reliability followed. Yes, they did have wipers on the front headlights and yes the interior was crafted for comfort but the overall S-class experience was known as solid, quiet, comfortable, and quality.
Powered by a 5.6L aluminum V8 and 4-speed automatic transmission, the 560SEL produced 238-hp and a 0-60 speed of 7 seconds. In the 1980’s, German engineering was not about acceleration though. The car was built for Autobaun cruising at 125-mph.
Minus the after-market stereo head unit, we like that this vehicle remains original. Wood trim is not cracked or missing. Leather interior seats appear to be in remarkably good condition without any noticeable cracking or rips. With the extended wheelbase and extra room , these were meant to be enjoyed from the backseat. Notice that the vehicle retains footrests. This 1987 Mercedes Benz 560 SEL is for sale in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Check out seller’s listing on Craigslist for full details and contact information.