Sad to see 420SE go

1979-1991 280SE, 300SE, 300SEL, 380SE, 380SEL, 380SEC, 420SE, 420SEL, 420SEC, 500SE, 500SEL, 500SEC, 560SEL, 560SEC
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ngruzevs
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Sad to see 420SE go

Post by ngruzevs » Sat 08 Sep, 2018 1:29 pm

Well, after five years I decided to sell my 1991 420SE. New owner came and collected during the week. Was a lovely high mileage car ~330K, but determined I just don't have the requirement for three W126s and have taken on a 1979 450SE project. I originally purchased in 2013 from the Oldtimer Centre in Sydney, paying $9K. It wasn't really on the market, but had a chap make an unsolicited offer when he saw the car at my mechanics. It was lovely to deal with a buyer who saw the value in the car and the money spent over the years, hence there was no argument over my sell amount.

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1971 MK2 Jensen Interceptor Regency Red Jeremy
1979 W116 450SE Brilliant Red Metallic Claudia
1985 W126 280SE Thistle Green Max
1987 W126 300SE (SA Delivered) Pearl Grey Matt Oscar
2018 Hyundai i30N Polar White Penelope

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Re: Sad to see 420SE go

Post by T-Modell » Sat 08 Sep, 2018 3:26 pm

Hi,
is that "K" in 330K correct? That looks beautiful, especially the blue (all-blue) interieur ... is it the one Giles bought?

What I like with the W126s is the "complete" colour inside, like other MB cars of the 70s/80s. About 5 years ago, there was a 560SEC on the market here, burgundy red outside AND completely burgundy red inside, incl. my favourite velours. Looked like a brothel chamber, but I really enjoy extreme colours.

Good luck with your W116 project!
Thomas
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1967 W111 250SE Cabriolet, horizon blue
1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18/19
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2008 S211 E63T, calcit white, sleeper

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Re: Sad to see 420SE go

Post by ngruzevs » Sat 08 Sep, 2018 5:41 pm

Yes, had just over 330,000 on odometer when I sold it (I purchased it in 2013 with 290,000). It was originally sold out of Lanes in Melbourne, but looking in service books, car spent time in both Sydney and Brisbane. One of the main reasons I purchased it, was due to the interior colour. Leather was still in very good condition.
Current Garage
1971 MK2 Jensen Interceptor Regency Red Jeremy
1979 W116 450SE Brilliant Red Metallic Claudia
1985 W126 280SE Thistle Green Max
1987 W126 300SE (SA Delivered) Pearl Grey Matt Oscar
2018 Hyundai i30N Polar White Penelope

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