In 1979 the type series W 126 replaced the preceding model from the series W 116. In the 1980’s the 126 became the icon of West German politicians and business tycoons. Members of the federal government were almost exclusively driven in these cars, however, usually in an armoured version. The former chancellor Helmut Kohl had a model from this series and put it out of service only after it had done ca. 500,000 kilometres. Even Nelson Mandela had a 500 SE. A total of 74,060 units of the coupé were built.
Offered from the estate of a significant private collector of many cars, motorcycles and military vehicles, we were impressed by how original this 500SE is. The S class is still fitted with its period cell phone, the blue leather interior is exceptionally well preserved, and the overall impression is one of a well loved older car. A super example of the nicest classics you can own and drive.