BaT Auction: 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL at No Reserve
This 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL is finished in Diamond Blue Metallic over a Royal Blue leather interior and powered by a 4.2L V8 paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. The seller has driven the car 2,000 of its 73k indicated miles during three months of ownership as well as replacing the valve cover gaskets, tune-up parts, front lower ball joints, and more. This W126 is offered with a clean Carfax and a clear Ohio title in the seller’s name.
The car was finished in Diamond Blue Metallic from the factory, and the seller states that the previous owner had paintwork done to fix scratches on the driver-side front and rear doors as well as the rear fender.
The car rides on factory wheels fitted with Michelin tires all around. The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage.
The cabin is trimmed in Royal Blue leather with woodgrain accents, and the seller states that the factory Becker Grand Prix radio and power antenna are both in working order. Just over 73k miles are shown on the 6-digit odometer.
The 4.2L V8 produced a factory-rated 201 horsepower and 228 ft-lb of torque when new. Mechanical service over the last three months included:
- Replacement of valve cover gaskets
- Coolant and fuel system flushes
- Oil change
- Air filter change
- New distributor cap and rotor
- New spark plugs
- Replacement of front lower ball joints
Additional photos of the underbody can be seen in the gallery below.
A factory tool kit, jack, and spare Michelin tire are included in the sale.
The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and can be seen in full in the gallery below.
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