1988 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL W126 - No Reserve

Price: US $1,800.00 Item location: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: S-Class
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: SEL
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 153,000
  • VIN: WDBCA25D8JA392107
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 3.0 Liter Inline 6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Safety options: Driver Airbag
  • Options: Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1988 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

1988 Mercedes Benz 300SEL. Long wheelbase S-class W126 model.

Hate to see it go but no longer have parking space for it. I’m the second owner of the car having put 70K miles on it and it has never broken down in 6 years of ownership.

Car has 153,000 miles on it but drives very well.

Engine starts and run smooth without any issues.

4 speed transmission shifts and drives like it should.

The engine is the bulletproof MB 3L inline 6 cylinder gas engine. It will average 18-20 mpg which is amazing for such a large car of this vintage. A torquey engine and MB geared it low.

The V8 engines in this model can be prone to expensive timing chain repairs but this engine does not.

Body is in excellent shape and the original paint still shines really well.

Lorinser alloy rims with good tires all around. I do not have the origional rims.

Power sunroof pops up and sides back perfect. Both power seats work in all directions including the headrests.

Panel gaps look great and all the doors shut like classic MB should- like a tank. Original owner stated the car had never had any body work and no signs of work could be found. Also I have never damaged it or had anything repainted.

Interior shows little wear on the seats or other parts. Headliner is clean.

All glass is original and no cracks or delaminations.

Brakes and suspension are fine. Never overheated. No electrical issues.

Title is clear, clean, and on hand.

Factory stereo was replaced with an Alpine head unit that connects to your iPhone/iPod.

The car is 26 years old. It is a very roomy large reliable car.

I will point out anything I note to be wrong:

Dash has a couple cracks in it.

Two dings- one on the passenger door (shown in photo) and a small ding on the passenger side in the truck area (didn’t photograph well).

Only one small rust spot on top of the rear door frame.

Drivers door panel has a damaged spot where your elbow rests.

Wood veneer on the shift console is cracked (very common issue)

While very presentable the paint does have some minor sun damage on the hood and trunk lid.

Drivers seat spring is weak

Back seat has a seam split at the top from sun damage.

Memory feature on the front seats does not seem to work.

Cruise control is operable. Likely it is the amplifier box which has a lot of online repair guides. Or an improved/rebuilt box can be purchased.


Must sell the car since i will not have garage space for it at the end of the month.

Car is sold as-is without warranty. No reserve. Please ask questions or request more pictures before bidding.

A nonrefundable $500 deposit is due within 48 hours of the auction’s end. The balance is due by cash or certified funds within seven business days unless prior arrangements have been made with me. Please remember you are bidding to buy and I fully expect the winning bidder to fulfill their Ebay contract! You’re not bidding to hold or then come inspect and test-drive the vehicle later -- You’re more than welcome to do this before the auction ends.