Car is in Minneapolis, MN - $3,900. Full description below. This is no $1,500 beater W126. Listed on eBay today as well, tons more photos there.
This has been my personal weekend 'fun car' this Summer, it's a 1986 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEL. The color is Diamond Blue Metallic with blue leather interior. I am the second owner of the car, it was originally purchased at Sears Imports Mercedes-Benz in Minneapolis back in 1986. I bought it from the original owner when he purchased a new 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 4matic via the Mercedes-Benz European Delivery Program earlier this year. My wife and I just bought a house, I thought I could swing the house and the car at the same time, it's the usual story, time to sell.
This is no used up beater W126 Mercedes. Almost 113,000 miles on it. Every record from the original window sticker to the most recent oil change is with the car. There is NO RUST, ZERO, NONE anywhere on this car. The original owner had several cars, this was his road trip car and Sunday driver. Routine maintenance was performed almost exclusively at Sears Imports Mercedes-Benz (franchised MB dealer) during the early part of the car's life, since the mid 1990s service has been done at Feldmann Imports Mercedes-Benz (franchised MB dealer), in fact, the same tech at Feldmann Imports has worked on this car for the past 10 or so years.
The car starts quickly, idles smoothly, and drives perfectly. The interior is extremely nice. EVERYTHING works... except the clock, but this car is so comfortable on the road, you won't be in a hurry to get anywhere anyway. The A/C is frigid, all windows work, radio and antenna work, cruise control works, sunroof works, all the lights, in and out, even the little map lights in the back seat and the lights on the bottom of each door work, everything works.
MOST RECENT SERVICE: A new battery was installed in December of 2009, new cruise control module and valve cover gaskets installed 9,000 miles ago (no leaks!). New suspension bearings, bushings and ball joints installed at 100k miles, this car drives and rides perfectly.