1992 Mercedes-Benz 260 Limousine – Ex TAMoil – Offered at No Reserve

From the Estate of a Gentleman Collector - Ex. Colonel Gaddafi - 9,000 kms from new


The E-Class name first appeared in with the facelifted W124 in 1993. The diesel versions continued to be the fuel economy option over the four and six-cylinder and V8 petrol engines. In 1992, Mercedes increased petrol engine power outputs further. The V8 powered saloons were named and E 420/E 500 after 1993. Likewise, the 3.0-litre cars, for example 300 E. The W124 is built on a mid-sized vehicle platform. Due to the high cost of German engineering and build quality, the W124 was designed to last many miles, with awards actually given and worn by high mileage versions.

Offered from the estate of a significant private collector of many cars, motorcycles and military vehicles, we understand this rare limousine version of the W124 was used as executive transport for the oil and gas provider Tamoil, and in addition for Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi when visiting Italy. Libya’s Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was Africa’s and the Arab world’s longest-ruling, most erratic, most grimly fascinating leader – presiding for 42 years over this desert republic with vast oil reserves and just 6 million people.

Finished in navy blue with a grey velour interior, this exceptional example shows a mere 9,000 kilometres from new, and has clearly been preserved extremely. This is a unique example with a fascinating history – if only we could hear the conversations entered into whilst relaxing in those comfortable rear seats?

Sold For €17,438

Auction Techno Classica Essen
Auction Date 13th April 2019
Day of Auction Day 1 - Saturday

lot details

Lot Number 146U
Registration Number EU Registered
Chassis Number TBA
Year 1992
Make Mercerdes-Benz
Model 260 Limousine

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