On offer by Classic Park is this Mercedes-Benz W126 280S with 60.500 original documented kilometers. The car was delivered new by the Mercedes-Benz dealer in Mainz in Germany on the 27th of July 1983. Since then the car has had 4 owners in Germany and after being imported into the Netherlands in 2010 the car has had one single owner. The tachometer reading is completely documented by the service booklet and many invoices. The car is matching numbers en matching colors. The exterior color is Champagne metallic (473U) and the interior is light brown velours (954).
The car is also very well equipped with factory options, such as air conditioning, an electric sunroof, electrically adjustable seats and mirrors and an automatic gearbox. Overall the car is in great condition and is very original still. It is very rare to find a W126 in such great condition and so little miles.
The Mercedes-Benz W126 truly deserved the title of a Sonderklasse or ‘super-class’ car. As the successor to the popular W116 the car had big shoes to fill, but exceeded expectations. It had new bodywork and reworked engines and suspension. The bodywork was more aerodynamic and lighter which greatly aided fuel efficiency. Safety was also a very important topic during the development of the W126. It was the first car on which extensive crashtests were done, one of the first cars with electronically controlled anti-lock brakes, traction control and one of the first Mercedes models with airbags.
The W126 was immensely popular. With a build period of 12 years it is the longest built S-Class generation in history. Eventually 818.063 W126’s were made, a huge number for a car of this caliber. One of it’s competitors, the BMW E23 had a 9 year production run (1977-1986) and only achieved 285.250 models. Today the W126 is still very popular because of its incredible build quality and indestructible running gear.
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