Mercedes Benz 300SE


  • Mercedes Benz 300SE
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 65,000 miles 
  • Engine: 2962cc straight 6   
  • Condition:  Original/excellent

We are delighted to offer the opportunity to experience what buying a new Mercedes Benz 300SE would have felt like in1988.

In the most perfect colour combination of Nautical Blue over Mushroom leather we have here an absolutely exceptional low milage, two owner, Mercedes Service history car for your consideration.  It really is a rare treat to see a W126 in such fine condition that has been cherished and garaged from new by both owners.  The interior, exterior and underbody are in truly outstanding, almost new condition and the drive only goes to prove why these cars were famed as the 1980’s plutocrat’s car of choice.

Not only is the car as it was when the first owner collected from Lancaster Mercedes in Ipswich but we have the complete owners book pack in the original clear Mercedes wallet.  In fact everything the salesman passed to the first owner is still present.  Details such as the Lancaster window stickers, Lancaster number plates and an original Mercedes-Benz S-Class sales brochure complete the feeling of travelling back to1988 to buy the car new.


The legendary M103 3.0 litre straight 6, coupled with the earlier four speed automatic is considered to be not only virtually indestructible but also a beautifully combined mixture of power and refinement that perform faultlessly.  

The car has been in storage for ten years prior to a through recomissioning and servicing.  The drive is smooth, quiet and as refined as you would expect from the heyday of Mercedes build quality.


The Nautical Blue paintwork has evidently been maintained and attended to over the years and is near perfect.  The common areas of corrosion often seen on the W126 (parcel shelf, boot wells, front bumper mounts) are completely absent on this car.   Having recently been refurbished, the original 15 hole wheels shod with new tyres are immaculate.  It is nice, not to mention rare, to see the original brightwork on the car is perfect.  


The Mushroom leather seats with electrically adjustable drivers seat are still firm and supportive and look as they did in 1988.  The original Blaupunkt Melbourne radio is still fitted and sounds wonderful.  New ribbed mushroom over mats complete the comfortable interior.  The electric tilt/slide sunroof works smoothly as does the electric radio aerial. The original toolkit, warning triangle, jack and first aid kit are all reassuringly present and correct. 

A genuinely excellent original car in the perfect Mercedes W126 colour combination, ready and able to cross continents in supreme comfort and style.