This 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SE has driven just 16,500 miles and is in exceptional, almost “as new” condition. From the moment you sit in it, start the engine and drive away, you immediately appreciate this is an S-Class unlike any other. The history folder contains all the correct information to confirm this particular W126, has been cherished its entire life.
The exterior is virtually flawless and the entire car has just completed 4 days of detailing and paint correction. The paintwork is “Manganese Brown Metallic” (480H) and the bumpers and side trims are in the correct light gold satin finish. The “Mexican Hat” alloy wheels are in perfect condition and all chrome and glass is unmarked.
The Interior is a lovely place to be, with seats are trimmed in Mushroom leather and matching carpets, all of which are unmarked. The complimentary wood trim is Zebrano and shows no wear at all. The specification includes ABS, 4 electric windows, heated front seats, pneumatic lumbar adjustment in the drivers and passenger seat and heat insulating glass.
The 3.8 litre 8 cylinder M116 engine is wonderfully smooth at idle and delivers effortless power and it’s more than capable of keeping up with modern traffic. On the open road there are no unwelcome rattles or squeaks, just silent comfort. The engine bay is clean, original and leak free.
This S-Class has levels of comfort and quality that few cars can match, in fact it’s hard to believe that it's 40 years old. You can be proud to bring it to the best car show, take it on a continental road trip or just use it for the school run.