A pristine W126 S-Class is being sold by the Mercedes museum for a steal

It has clocked in just over 35,000km
by Greg Potts | Sep 27, 2019
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These days, even the base-spec Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes crammed full of tech and will set you back around £75,000 (around P4.82 million). Granted, it’s a very good car—the best in its class, even—but we can’t ever see ourselves having the same pangs of want for the 2019 luxo-barge as we do for this 1982 version.

Just look at the images here. Everything is right about this 280 SE. The gorgeous two-tone green paint that sets off the W126’s fantastic styling, the dark brown leather interior with similarly somber wood and carpets. Terrific.

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It’s for sale, too, although the price might make you balk. It’s up for just over €47,890 (around P2.73 million), for sale directly from the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart.

Yes, it’s expensive, but coming from the museum means this S-Class has had the full workover. Plus, before it arrived back with Mercedes, it only had one single owner.

That lucky so and so was apparently a member of the Portuguese Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. That’s where the order was made, but the S-Class was delivered to Madrid and then shipped to the island of Madeira, where it only covered 13,284km in its first 10 years of life. Easy.

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It was spec’d well, too. The 2.8-liter straight-six makes 182hp and is paired with a four-speed manual gearbox. In terms of options, the boxes for a sunroof, heated seats, and air-conditioning were all ticked.

This is a proper luxury item, and with just over 35,000km on the clock, it’s in extremely good nick. Would you take the plunge?

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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