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How many miles do you have on your W126?

I recently purchased a 1982 380SE Euro with 373,506 miles on the broken odometer. The same lady owned it since 1987, and it seems to have been serviced at the same shop since 1984. According to the records, the odometer had been broken for the past few years, but the lady hadn't driven it too much during that time. I believe the car was imported around 1984. Upon removing the instrument cluster to replace the odometer gears, I noticed that there was a sticker that said "52,045KM", which must have been the mileage on the original European cluster. I am now left wondering about how many miles the car has, but it must be around 400,000. I still need to check on the timing chain guides and such, but that is for another thread.

Anyways, how many miles do you have on your W126? Particularly interested in M116/M117 cars, but all are welcome!
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Between 420,000 and 450,000 miles. Odometer was broken for about 1.5 years when I was driving at least 1000 miles a week. Currently reads just shy of 395,000 miles. 1987 300SDL

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Approaching 300K.
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286,708 on the 1990 300SEL

270,108 on the 1990 350SDL

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The 91 300SE was bought with 172K miles and sold with 238K, owned for 10 years

My present 91 560SEC was bought with 217K and now has 227K after 2+ years. Heads were rebuilt with new chain and guides at 175K according to documentation

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110k miles on my 1990 420SEL.

my 92 LSC has 113k. I got it with 72k 10 years ago.

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These are fun threads. 223K on the SEC, 153K on the SEL.
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My 1990 SEC has about 110,000.
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Just over 85k (Sadly, its been in storage for that last 6 years), I got it with 54k (380SEC euro).
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1989 560 SEC supercharged has 104k. I need to drive it more!!! These cars are best when driven on a weekly basis.
Been driving a 85 500SEC (72k miles) for the last few weeks. A car I am preparing for market. Over 600 miles and every day it gets better. Just can't stop driving this car.
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