1987 Mercedes-Benz 420 SE


• Recent full service
• Immaculate interior
• Genuine mileage


The Mercedes-Benz W126 series was introduced in September 1979, and offered in straight-6, V8, and turbo diesel saloon models.

The W126 had a twelve-year production run between 1979 and 1991, the longest of any S-Class generation since the flagship models were first built in the mid-1950s.


This fine-looking Mercedes was part of a large, dry stored private car collection from 2016 until only recently, since when it has been professionally recommissioned.

It had a full service and new battery with brakes and suspension being reconditioned as required.

Now looking good and running well its up for auction to make room for another project.


The V5 shows 5 previous keepers and there is a current MOT that runs to July 2022, together with MOTs from 2000 to present verifying the cars mileage.

There are 2 sets of keys, a spare wheel and jack.


The grey velour interior is in very good condition indeed, having obviously been well cared for over the years, and the polished wood veneer inserts in the cabin add a nice touch of luxury and class. 

The top of the dashboard has an unfortunate crack in it, but carpets, door cards and the rest of the interior look very clean with no obvious or major issues to point out.

It features a sunroof, cruise control and air-conditioning along with all the usual Mercedes refinements and equipment.

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The Burgundy Red metallic paintwork is deep and has a good lustre to it but does have some small scratches and scuffs here and there if you look hard enough, and has had some minor paint work done over the years as you would expect on a car of this age and mileage. 

The body panels and doors are all good and the bumpers are nice and straight too, although some of the chrome trim is beginning to lift on them, and there is also the odd bit of rust bubbling up the paint around the odd door frame and where the front bumper fits to the front of the bodywork.

The windscreen sealing rubber is perished and the chromed window trims are beginning to pit in places.

The wheels are all in good condition and free from any major curbing scratches and marks, and all 4 tyres look good.

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The car has just recently been fully serviced, changing oil, plugs, filters and fluids, with a recent new battery.

The V8 engine pulls strongly and the automatic gear changes are smooth and quiet

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The appeal

The Mercedes SE’s from this era are attracting more attention from buyers as these, soon to be, modern classics deliver a great driving experience and are totally practical and useable on our roads today.

Mercedes reliability and durability are second to none so as a long-term investment it’s also a very stylish and powerful saloon you can use and enjoy every day.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1987
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model 420 SEL
  • Colour Burgundy Red
  • Odometer 111,000 Miles
  • Engine size 4196
  • Location Warwickshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
16 bids
  • Am•••• £5,600 21/09/21
  • el•••• £5,250 20/09/21
  • Am•••• £5,000 20/09/21
  • el•••• £4,500 20/09/21
  • Mu•••• £4,250 19/09/21
  • Mu•••• £3,101 19/09/21
  • Mu•••• £2,500 19/09/21
  • xj•••• £2,400 17/09/21
  • L•••• £2,250 16/09/21
  • sl•••• £2,000 16/09/21

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