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Mercedes-Benz (W126) 300SE Auto Saloon

Vehicle Sale Price: £12,495

Stunning 355 Diamond Blue - 072 Blue Cloth Interior

Working Factory (Behr) Aircon (Converted to R134a)

Just 77K Miles -Full & Detailled History - 2 Owners

Just Had a Major Service (All Fluids Changed)

Immaculate Condition - Perfect Chrome - One of The Nicest W126's Available 


Exterior

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THE CAR

  • Date of Registration: IOM: 26th February 1988 / UK: 26th June 1991
  • VRM: E594 CRM
  • MOT Expiry: 12 Months MOT
  • Mileage: 77,800 Miles
  • Keys: All Original Keys
  • Previous Keepers on V5: 2
  • HPI Status: 100% Clear (report included)


SERVICE HISTORY:

Full Service History Stamped Service Book (24 Stamps) + Large A4 Lever Arch File of Supporting Paperwork.

Service Stamps at;

  • 26/02/88 - PDI
  • 24/03/88 - 914 Miles
  • 11/08/88 - 2577 Miles
  • 23/01/89 - Non Scheduled Oil/Filter Change
  • 22/06/89 - 11,719
  • 22/06/89 - Brake Fluid Change
  • 18/10/89 - Non Scheduled Oil/Filter Change
  • 16/01/90 - 17,344 Miles
  • 11/07/90 - 19,920 Miles
  • 25/04/91 - 24,103 Miles
  • 25/04/91 - Brake fluid Change
  • 25/04/91 - Coolant Change
  • 29/06/92 - 28,327 Miles
  • 10/11/96 - 32,411 Miles
  • 09/09/98 - 35,349 Miles
  • 29/04/99 - 35,801 Miles
  • 29/04/99 - Coolant Change
  • 04/08/07 - 39,346 Miles
  • 31/05/16 - 53,077 Miles
  • 09/10/17 - 61,331 Miles
  • 05/07/19 - 72,455 Miles
  • 30/11/20 - 77,800 Miles
  • 30/11/20 - Brake Fluid Change
  • 30/11/20 - Coolant Change

Last Service: Major Service Nov/Dec 2020 at 77,800 Miles, as follows:

  • Oil Flush/Change & Filter
  • Spark Plugs Replaced
  • Air Filter Replaced 
  • Auto Transmission Fluid/Filter Change
  • Coolant Flush & Change/Filter
  • Brake Fluid Replaced
  • Differential Oil Change
  • Flushed & Replaced PAS Fluid
  • Wipers Blades Replaced (Bosch)
  • V-Belt Replaced

Additional Work:

  • Lower Ball Joint Replaced
  • Rear Disc & Pads Replaced (Fronts Recently Replaced)
  • Rear Brake Flexi Hoses Replaced
  • Front Timing Cover Oil Seal Replaced (common source of oil leaks on the M103 engine)
  • Gear Mechanism Shifter Bushes Replaced
  • Rear Anti-Roll Bar Drop Links Replaced
  • OSF Front Guide Bush Replaced (NSF Recently Replaced)
  • Tracking Checked/Adjusted
  • Chrome Strip in OSR Door Replaced 
  • NSR Window Regulator Replaced
  • Ignition Module (EZL) Replaced
  • OVP Relay Replaced
  • Temperature Sensor Replaced
  • IAV (Idle Valve) Replaced
  • Throttle Potentiometer Replaced
  • Alternator Voltage Regulator Replaced
  • All Engine Earth Points Cleaned
  • Electric Aerial Replaced
  • Various Dash Bulbs Replaced
  • Wheels Refurbished
  • Air Conditioning - Serviced, Vacuumed, Leak Tested & Re-gassed (Converted to R134a)

I've spent over £2000 in the preparation of this car, so the new owner can simply just get in and drive it. 

Amazingly for a 32 year old car, it didn't require any bodywork whatsoever! 


FEATURES 

  • ABS
  • Factory (Behr) Air conditioning - Working & Converted to R134a
  • Electric Windows x 4 
  • Electric Tilt/Slide Sunroof
  • Central Locking 
  • Power Steering
  • Front Armrest
  • Fully Adjustable Front Seats
  • Load Adjustable Headlamps
  • Head Lamp Wash/Wiper
  • Front Fog Lamps 
  • Door Exit Lamps
  • Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
  • Reading Lights in Rear
  • Original Blaupunkt Casablanca SQR49 Tape/Tuner
  • Electric Aerial
  • Factory Tinted Glass with Gradient Band Windscreen
  • Newly Refurbished MB 15-Hole Alloys
  • Overmats
  • Genuine MB W126 Specific Mudflaps

Interior

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Engine Bay

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Wheels & Wheel Arches

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Luggage Compartment

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Under Rear Parcel Shelf

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....no corrosion here!



SUMMARY

Originally supplied by Whitestone Mercedes, Ballasalla, Isle of Man on 22nd February 1988, this well specified W126 came over to the mainland in June 1991, where it remained with the same owner until 2007, after which it was bough by an enthusiast who cosseted the car right up 2016, when it was bought by a professional gentleman from Hale Barns in Cheshire who used it as his main everyday car, covering around 20K miles, to me thats a "Classic Car perfect" use at around 4,000 miles a year; just enough to keep it moving, but not too much to spoil it. This ownership and use has paid dividends as this is probably one of the best W126s of its vintage your likely to come across, with rare working air-conditioning too. Most W126's in this condition are usually restored or Japanese imports; this is neither of those, and is a totally original UK supplied car.


MTSV CLASSIC MERCEDES

MTSV (an abbreviation for Mark Taylor Specialist Vehicles) was born out an incurable and lifelong obsession for anything with four wheels on it, especially those carrying the legendary Three Pointed Star. Established by me, Mark Taylor in November 2005 when the Classic Car market was in its infancy and long before “everyman and his dog” had jumped on the Classic Car bandwagon.  Specialising in Classic Mercedes from the late 1970’s, through to the 2000’s, I also frequently have the odd foray into other quality classics and sometimes even modern cars, however the qualification is always that it has to be interesting, and/or just a little different; my theory, which has served me well so far, is that if I like it, someone else probably will! 

My main specialisation is the legendary Mercedes W201 190 and Mercedes W124; I firmly believe these models were about as good as cars got in terms of sheer, teutonic  quality, and believe them to be the best cars Mercedes have ever made. I’ve built up a substantial knowledge of both the W201 190 & W124 over many years, which I’m always happy to share, and have recently contributed to a W201 buying guide written by Julian Parish.  I also have extensive experience of the most of the Mercedes models within my “band of interest” namely the W116, W123, W202 & W203 C-Class, W208 & W209 CLK, W210 & W211 E-Class, W126 & W140 S-Class, R170 & R171 SLK and the R129 SL-Class. Obviously as time goes on later models are coming onto my radar too.

MTSV has always, and will always focus on quality rather than quantity, and in doing so has earned, and continues to maintain an enviable reputation among its many customers both in the UK and abroad, many who are now three, four and even five times repeat customers, some of which have become good friends too.  I’m also listed in the Mercedes Club Directory as a recommended business and I’ve also had several of my rarer cars featured in the motoring press too.


THE MTSV DIFFERENCE

Unlike some, I don’t just simply go out, buy any old car, give it a good clean, then advertise it for more than the purchase price, disregarding any issues the car may have in the hope the new buyer won’t notice…I just couldn’t do that. The cars I source are carefully selected and I work very hard so that when my cars leave me, I have the satisfaction of knowing they are as good as they possibly can be within the constraints I have. As such I have many repeat customers and new customers that have been recommended via word of mouth…the ultimate accolade for anyone in business. 


FACTORY DATA (BUILD) CARD

General Data

  • FIN WDB1260242A381522
  • Model 300 SE
  • Engine 103981 22 044530
  • Transmission 722319 03 022799
  • Order Number 0 7 537 18149
  • Order Location GREAT BRITAIN
  • Interior FABRIC - BLUE (072)
  • Paint 1 DIAMOND BLUE METALLIC (355U)
  • Approx. Build Date 1987-11

CODE DESCRIPTION

  • 238 CITY DRIVE LIGHT FOR GREAT BRITAIN
  • 286 LUGGAGE NETS ON DRIVER RESTS L AND R
  • 341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS
  • 362 RHD VEHICLES AS PER EC REGULATIONS (CONTROL CODE)
  • 412 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF WITH TILTING DEVICE
  • 420 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 4-GEAR
  • 461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
  • 507 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LEFT AND RIGHT, HEATED (ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE
  • ON THE RIGHT)
  • 524 PAINTWORK - PRESERVATION
  • 532 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA WITHOUT RADIO SET
  • 543 SUN VISOR WITH VANITY MIRROR, ILLUMINATED, LEFT AND RIGHT
  • 574 FRONT FOLDING ARMREST AND LEFT FRONT SEAT WITH SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
  • 586 BEHR AIR CONDITIONER, AND ELECTRIC WINDOW REGULATORS FRONT AND REAR
  • DOORS
  • 592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER
  • 600 HEADLAMP WIPER/WASHER
  • 615 LAMP UNIT, ASYMMETRICAL L.H. TRAFFIC, AND FRONT AND REAR DOOR COURTESY
  • LAMPS
  • 640 15-HOLE LIGHT ALLOY RIMS
  • 731 WOOD TRIM, BURRED WALNUT ROOT
  • 812 REAR-MOUNTED LOUDSPEAKERS

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