1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE   Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741

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Lot 102
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE
Registration no. TBA Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741

£ 15,000 - 20,000
US$ 21,000 - 28,000
Amended
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE
Registration no. TBA
Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741
Odometer reading: 8,400
MOT Expiry: 14 December 2021

*1 owner from new
*Exceptionally low mileage
*Dry stored throughout its life


Commenting on their significance, 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 saloons were the most luxurious built by Mercedes-Benz. Replacements for the 6.9-litre 450SEL, the re-styled newcomers used the 4,973cc overhead-camshaft V8 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. Both the SE and SEL (long wheelbase) models could accelerate to 60mph in around 7 seconds and reach 140mph, a level of performance similar to the larger-engined but heavier 450SEL's and superior to that of many out-and-out sports cars.
This right-hand drive 500SE über-saloon was acquired by the vendor (its first and only owner) in 1988. To this day the car has seen sparing use always being well maintained and dry stored. Finished in Pearl grey with navy blue perforated leather interior, the 500SE has an endless specification sheet, with almost every option selected when ordered new by our vendor. The vehicle comes with regular maintenance documents, current MoT and V5 registration document.

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  • Please note the V5C will arrive post-sale, and the new registration number is to be confirmed. The lot is UK registered and has been since new. Please click the link to view the walkaround video of this lot: click here
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE   Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE   Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE   Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE   Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE   Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE   Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE   Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE   Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE   Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE   Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE   Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE   Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE   Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE   Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SE   Chassis no. WDB1260362A418741
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