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No V5C; owner's pack & service book with 23 stamps +5; MOT April-22 with 1 advisory; reg valuation

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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SE (W126)

Late '80 S-Class in super order throughout; impeccable service history; from a deceased estate; current owner since 1995; a rising star

Supplied new by Continental Cars Cardiff Ltd in March 1987 and finished in Arctic White with contrating blue velour interior this must have been quite the car back then.  Equipped with the proven 188bhp 3.0 straight-six petrol engine, developing 188bhp driving the rear wheels through 4-speed automatic trasmission, it provided fast, safe and luxurious executive transport.

First owned by Headgrade Ltd of Cwmbran and registered then as D734 MWD, they kept it until February 1993 when the second owner acquired the car, a Monmouth gentleman who kept it until June 1995 when our vendor acquired it and put on the personalised registration number B2 HTC which stays with the vehicle and has a letter from Regtransfers valuing it at £600.

The W126 was once considered one of the best cars in the world in terms of quality and this is still apparent, the car looking and feeling as if it was but a few years old and covered a handful of miles when in fact, its 34 years old and shows 119,537 miles. The bodywork looks superb, the interior excellent with electric windows, electric passenger mirror, Zebrano wood trim, electric sunroof, heated rear screenm dual zone temperature control, period radio/cassette player and rear seat net pockets.  Pleasingly, the car has retained its original wheel trims - an uncommon sight these days with many having been changed out for alloy wheels.

The history file includes the owner's pack and service book showing an impressive 23 stamps with all but the last 3 by the same two Mercedes main agents (supplying dealer Continental Cars Cardiff, and Andrew MacDonald & Co. of Monmouth, and later Abergavenny) the last 3 by local MB specialist Gerry Doverman and Porsche specialist APS Automotive of Raglan.  The last stamped service was by APS Automotive in May 2017 at 117,919 miles.  Five further stamps furnish the service book in addition to those mentioned for renewal of the brake fluid, the last recorded in 2009. 

The history file also includes the current MOT vald until April 2022 showing just one minor advisory for 'n/s and o/s front brake pipes corroded, covered in grease or other material'. The MOT history reveals the car has covered little over 2,500 miles in the last 4 years.

On offer here from a deceased estate, bidders are advised that there is no V5C present for this vehicle, those acting on behalf of the estate could not locate it so the new owner will need to apply online, or via the simple form provided in the history file at a cost of £25 payable to DVLA.

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