1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL S class W126 3.0L 1 owner LOW MILES!

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series Base Sedan 4-Door

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
Type: Sedan
Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door
Year: 1988
Mileage: 125,895
VIN: WDBCA25D6JA405629
Color: Gray
Engine: 3.0L 2962CC l6 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Safety: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: San Diego, California, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Leather Seats, Sunroof
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 1988

The W126 series premiered in late 1979 as an 1980 model, and in March 1980 as an 1981 model in the US and Australia replacing the W116 line. The W126 line featured improved aerodynamics and enlarged aluminum engine blocks. In Australia in 1981, the W126 S-Class won Wheels magazine's Car of the Year award. The W126 was manufactured from 1979 through 1991 with a mid-cycle update. Coupé models based on the S-Class were reintroduced with the W126 (380/500 SEC). Total sales of the W126 S-Class sedans reached 818,036 units, with an additional 74,060 coupes sold.

In 1981, the W126 introduced a driver side airbag, as patented by Mercedes-Benz in 1971, as well as the passenger side airbags (in 1988), seat-belt pretensioners, and traction control. It was the first production car to feature an airbag standard, and as late as 1991 there were only a few other manufacturers in Europe who offered an airbag. The interior featured additional courtesy and reading lamps, along with heated seats and a more advanced climate control system. A four-speed automatic transmission was standard.

Although the top of range Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 of the previous generation was not directly replaced, the W126 carried forward the hydropneumatic suspension of the 6.9 as an option on the 500SEL. A new cruise control system was offered as well. Succeeding the roadster based coupes, the W126 introduced a two-door variant, the SEC coupé. The W126 S-Class received a mid-cycle update in 1986 with exterior modifications and engine upgrades occurred.



Rare find! This is an original very, very well kept 1988 LEGENDARY Mercedes-Benz 300SEL W126 with 3.0L engine only 124895original miles in terrific condition throughout the entire vehicle. Carfax certified one owner (I bought the car on an auction and I amcurrently the secondowner). No evidence of cigarette smoke in the car. Smoke silver metallic in color with cream fabric interior. Very clean and straight body. Bumpers are in great condition. Interior is clean and tidy. Seats (genuine leather) are in excellent condition throughout. Carpets are very clean throughout. Door panels are clean. No broken trim or panels. Headliner is very clean. a perfect running 3.0L six cylinder engine, paired to a smooth shifting automatic transmission. A/C works good. Tires are MICHELIN radials showing % 80 tread life remaining. All mileage is true and correct. Runs, drives, shifts, brakes and rides great. All power windows work great. Well maintained. No leaks. No thrown codes or check engine lights. Pictures will detail all known scratches and blemishes. There is one problem, the speedometer does not show speed, the odometer works very well. You may ask any questions you have and we will reply. I will help organize shipping to any state. I have a lot of experience selling and transporting rare cars. You may check out my reviews and feedbacks, here, on EBay. ar/MB%20W126/IMG_6078_zpsyggbpjgi.jpg" border="0">