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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL

Lot Location: Amelia Island, Florida

Offered Without Reserve

RM | Sotheby's - AMELIA ISLAND 22 MAY 2021


Chassis No.
WDBCA25D0LA554864

Documents: Canadian Registration

  • A carefully maintained, seldom-driven luxury flagship from Mercedes-Benz
  • Blauschwarz Metallic over Grey Leather
  • 3.0-liter inline six cylinder engine; four-speed automatic transmission
  • Specified with heated memory seats, rear roller blind, reading lamp, heated glass, and automatic climate control
  • Single owner since new; under 12,700 km (~7,900 mi) indicated

The Mercedes-Benz W126 is a series of flagship vehicles produced by the German automaker between 1979 and 1991. Previously underappreciated outside of a circle of in-the-know owners, these cars are now more widely regarded as the pinnacle of Mercedes-Benz build quality. The imposing S-Class models are, correspondingly, gaining respect and recognition among the classic car fraternity and represent the height of luxury for Mercedes-Benz through the 1980s and into the early 1990s.

This 1990 300 SEL is a late-production example which has resided with the consignor since new. Clad in distinctive Blauschwartz Metallic with grey cladding over grey leather, this Canadian-market car is now offered with under 12,700 kilometers (~7,900 miles) indicated. During this car’s initial order process, the consignor specified the chassis with heated memory seats, rear roller blind, reading lamp, heated glass, and automatic climate control; they also elected the German Tourist Delivery package, thereby picking up the car from the Stuttgart factory in mid-June of 1990 and touring the car around continental Europe before its export to Canada.

This impressive 300 SEL is now accompanied by original accoutrements, including owner’s manuals, data card, spare tire, tool roll, jack, service booklet, and factory literature. Combining an elegant, understated, and dignified design with world-class engineering and celebrated build quality, Mercedes-Benz W126 sedans have been held in high regard since new by connoisseurs; low-mileage examples such as this 300 SEL offer an appealing way to enjoy a model that is increasingly considered a modern German classic.


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