1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL

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Year:  1988

Miles:  105,495 miles

Model:  420SEL

Exterior Colour:  Smoke Silver

Interior colour:  Cream


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An extremely well-specified W126 in exceptional condition throughout and just two owners from new.


First registered in November 1988, this 420SEL is finished in Smoke Silver metallic with a Mushroom leather interior. It has self-levelling suspension, air conditioning, cruise control, heated/electric seats and 15-hole alloy wheels among the options, listed in full below.


This first owner purchased the car new from Majestic Garage, Bournemouth in 1988 and kept it until 2016. The second owner over the last four years has invested nearly £20,000 with John Haynes Mercedes on ensuring this magnificent car remains in excellent order.

The mileage today stands at 105,494 miles, backed up by an incredible 34 service stamps – 33 from the supplying main dealer, one from John Haynes.


Recent work has included completely refinishing the bodywork, refurbished wheels with new Michelin tyres, new suspension spheres and new injectors.


All original books and manuals come with the car, including the original bill of sale (£47,477) and detailed invoices of all recent work.


The car is in superb condition throughout. The body is unmarked and corrosion free. The interior is superb and unrestored with unworn original leather and rich, glossy woodwork. It retains its original Mercedes over mats and Blaupunkt Melbourne radio cassette.

Wonderful to drive and supremely comfortable with ample performance and a relaxed gait at speed. This car feels very tight and together.


Overall, this high-spec, two-owner S-Class has been maintained without regard to cost throughout its life and as such presents and drives superbly today.

Optional Equipment

221 – Left front seat electrically adjustable

222 – Right front seat electrically adjustable

226 – Foot rests in rear

227 – Ashtray/cigar light in rear right & left

240 – Outside temperature indicator

280 – Leather steering wheel and gear knob

412 – Electric tilt/slide sunroof

440 – Cruise control

452 – Two-tone horn

480 – Self-levelling suspension

543 – Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors

586 – Behr air conditioning and electric front and rear windows

592 – Heat insulating glass

600 – Headlamp wash/wipe

640 – 15-hole alloy wheels

731 – Wood trim, walnut

812 – Rear speakers

873 – Heated front seats

877 – Reading lamps in the rear