Lot 82

2019   |   Amelia Island 2019

1986 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEL

SOLD $29,120


$40,000 - $50,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

A Time Capsule Example of the Revered W126 S Class
Highly Original and Wonderfully Preserved
Beautiful Combination of Dark Blue over Palomino Leather
Just Two Owners and Less than 19,000 Miles from New
Accompanied by Books, Tools, and Accessories

Technical Specs

4,196 CC SOHC V8 Engine
Bosch KE-Jetronic Fuel Injection
228 BHP at 5,400 RPM
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs and Anti-Roll Bar
Rear Independent Suspension with Coil Springs and Anti-Roll Bar
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The Mercedes-Benz 420 SEL was a member of the new W126 generation “S” Class – or Sonderklasse (Special Class) – showcased at the IAA in Frankfurt in 1979. Designed by Bruno Sacco to propel the marque forward with a smoother ride, enhanced handling, and improved passenger safety, the four-door luxury sedan surpassed its predecessors by offering superior aerodynamics as well as increasing fuel efficiency by more than 10% through the innovative use of lightweight materials and alloys.

This example was purchased new by its first owner, who retained it until 2018, when it was acquired by the consignor. The SEL was originally delivered in a Dark Blue finish over Palomino interior, the same as it wears now. Today, in unrestored, original condition and showing less than 19,000 miles, this car is beautifully preserved. It is accompanied by its pristine factory tool kit, owner’s manuals, and first-aid kit, and the accessories include the various factory hangtags. The period-correct Becker radio is operational, and the spare tire bears its factory markings.

The rarity of an automobile over 30 years old having mileage this low as well as being in superb original condition renders this 420 SEL an exceptional opportunity for any serious Mercedes-Benz collector.