Rare and striking in white, this very presentable 1986 W126 Mercedes is a nice example of the model range and benefits from having the sought after V8 engine. Having spent the best part of 8 years standing in private collections. The last owner purchased the car, recomissioned it and did any work required for an MOT. Then after little use put it back into storage with us, covid hit and that’s where it has stayed. Now he has asked for it to be offered for sale.
The body work has survived well, having had paint work to a high standard at some point. At the same time the lower sections of the car were colour matched into white, as were the bumper lowers and mirror backs. Now a few years on there are a couple of small areas where corrosion is evident under the paint, these will need to be attended to sooner, rather than later if you want to keep the car looking this nice. The bumper chromes are good as is all the bright work round the car.
The interior is excellent and rare in the blue cloth you see it in and contrasts nicely against the white exterior. Being the rare long wheel base SEL the room in the back is noticeably greater than the standard wheel base cars. The electrics all work accept the driver’s window has stopped functioning and the radio in the dash has been disconnected as it was draining the battery.
Mechanically all is now good after having spent money with the MOT station making sure this was the case. The engine had a habit of dying under load and this was traced to various blockages in the fuel system caused by standing so long, now all sorted the engine is smooth and powerful, starting easily first time. Gearbox is excellent and the rest of the general mechanics are good.
There is a plastic wallet with the car containing old MOTs back to 1993, lots of old receipts and the original owner’s manual.
A rare car today and values are massively up, this one is being offered at a price that allows room for the new owner to improve if they wanted to.
NOTE : A fresh mot will be carried out at the sellers exspense at the asking price.
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