1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SE W126
Earlier, First Series W126 showing just 78,175 miles; driven 150 miles to the sale with 12 service stamps
Supplied new in February 1985 by David J. Sparshatt Ltd Mercedes main dealer of Hampshire this appealing old S-class hails from the earlier ‘First Series’ generation of W126 production (1979-1985) and comes to us in 280SE guise.
Finished in Thistle Green with contrasting beige velour interior the car still retains a commanding presence. Inside the roomy cabin, we find electric driver’s seat, Zebrano wood trim, electric sunroof, electric windows, electric passenger mirror, the original radio/cassette player, rear map pocket/nets and original first aid kit.
Under the bonnet, we find the 2.8 litre DOHC M110 series straight-six petrol engine carried over from the previous W116 series model and is mated here to 4-speed automatic (a cost option) driving the rear wheels in traditional Mercedes fashion.
Showing just 78,175 miles the car looks to be in lovely, unmolested order throughout and was driven some 150 miles to the sale. The history file includes the V5C revealing 5 former keepers, handbook, service book showing 12 stamps, plus one hand-written entry, the last stamp in February 2016 at 75,810 miles, 2 old MOTs, couple of sundry bills and current MOT valid until November 2022 with two advisories recorded for wear to propshaft rubber couplings and general play in the steering system.
A pretty car on offer with lower mileage in a period colour scheme on offer for sensible money.
Documents: V5C; copy old V5C; owner's manual & service book with 12 stamps; sundry bills; 2 old MOTs; MOT November 2022 with 2 advisories
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Reg No: B705XOT
Chassis Number: 1260222A132379
Engine Number: 11098922081962
Engine Size: 2746
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