Mercedes 500SEL
Lot 347
One owner from new,1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Armoured Saloon Chassis no. 126037-12-030052 Engine no. 117963-12-020288
£20,000 - 25,000
US$ 34,000 - 42,000
Lot Details
One owner from new
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Armoured Saloon
Registration no. B807 CGO
Chassis no. 126037-12-030052
Engine no. 117963-12-020288


  • 'An S-class model gives you that King of the Road feeling, and your passengers will be equally comfortable and impressed.' – Illustrated Mercedes-Benz Buyer's Guide.
    Commenting on their significance of the German manufacturer's new flagships, Werner Breitschwerdt, Daimler-Benz Development Chief, said, 'The new 500SE and SEL five-litre models are equal or even superior to our 450SEL 6.9 in design and equipment.' First seen at the Frankfurt Show in 1979, the range-topping 500SE/SEL S-Class saloons were lighter and more aerodynamic than their predecessors as well as being the most luxurious models built by Mercedes-Benz. Rear passengers enjoyed extravagantly generous accommodation in the long-wheelbase 500SEL while electrical adjustment of the seats made its appearance for the first time in a Mercedes-Benz. Replacements for the 6.9-litre 450SEL, the restyled newcomers used the 4,973cc overhead-camshaft V8 engine already seen in the 450SLC coupé. In saloon trim the all-alloy, fuel-injected motor produced 240bhp and was coupled to an all-new, four-speed automatic gearbox. As ever, United States customers had to make do with less power. Both the 500SE and 500SEL models could accelerate to 60mph in around 7 seconds and reach 140mph, a level of performance similar to that of the larger-engined but heavier 450SEL 6.9 and superior to that of many out-and-out sports cars.

    This armoured, left-hand drive, 500SEL über-saloon has been in the present ownership since new and has covered only 37,925 miles. MoT'd annually and maintained regardless of cost, it is presented in commensurately good condition and benefits from a replacement windscreen fitted in 2000. Accompanying documentation includes two files of bills for general maintenance and servicing from Mercedes-Benz Redhill. Finished in white with blue cloth interior, 'B807 CGO' is offered with the aforementioned service history, MoT to March 2013 and Swansea V5 registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the car has covered only 37,925 kilometers not miles.
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