The W126 280S offered by Classic Park is a base model 280S with the silky smooth 2.8 straight-six engine which in this case was fitted with one Solex 4A1 carburetor. The engine produced 143 BHP which is more than enough to get around with. On top of that, these engines are known for their amazing build quality and endurance.
This 280S is also very well equipped with air conditioning, velours upholstery, a sunroof, electrically adjustable seats and mirrors and an automatic gearbox. The car was originally delivered by Mercedes Benz in Mainz (Germany). The car is still very original with the original paintwork (Champagne metallic 473U), the original interior (Light brown Velours 954) and the original wheels. Everything about the car shows that this car has really only done 60.500 kilometers. This is one of the best equipped, original W126’s out there and that is a rare thing to find.
The Mercedes-Benz W126 truly deserved the title of a Sonderklasse or ‘super-class’ car. As the successor to the popular W116 the car had big shoes to fill, but exceeded expectations. It had new bodywork and reworked engines and suspension. The bodywork was more aerodynamic and lighter which greatly aided fuel efficiency. Safety was also a very important topic during the development of the W126. It was the first car on which extensive crashtests were done, one of the first cars with electronically controlled anti-lock brakes, traction control and one of the first Mercedes models with airbags.
The W126 was immensely popular. With a build period of 12 years it is the longest built S-Class generation in history. Eventually 818.063 W126’s were made, a huge number for a car of this caliber. One of it’s competitors, the BMW E23 had a 9 year production run (1977-1986) and only achieved 285.250 models. Today the W126 is still very popular because of its incredible build quality and indestructible running gear.
Very original 280S - Only 60.500 km - Amazing Condition - Very well equipped
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