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Anyone know when the last of the W126's rolled off the line before switching over to the W140? My build date is 5/91 and was wondering how close it was to the end of the line.

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jdc1244a - 3/12/2005 8:59 PM

They were made in the RSA to 94 I believe...
Yes, but in US spec, 91 was the last year. Anyone know what month 92's took over?
 

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I've seen several dates as to when the W126s were ceased from manufacture. A German language website (www.mercedes500.de) says that the last 126 300SE was manufactured in October 1991, although, there are some more figures, including one that states the W126 560SEL was manufactured until April 1992, and the 500SEL until March 1992. (www.w126.com) even claims that some W126s were sold in North America as 1992 year models.
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they still manufactured some in SA in 92, to my knowledge they were 560's. As to the exact date production stopped...????

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jhodg5ck - 3/13/2005 9:38 AM

they still manufactured some in SA in 92, to my knowledge they were 560's. As to the exact date production stopped...????

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I heard it was 94. Supposedly, they were "special edition" models, and they had special paint jobs, I think they painted the trim on the bottom of the doors the same color as the body, maybe the grille too, and there was chrome all the way around the trunk like on SEC models. I have yet to see a picture of one, although there is a member on this board in SA who claims to have one, but he has not posted pics yet.
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The W140 was Lauhched in Taipei October 1991, I presume the 126 stopped before then, except South Africa Plant.
 

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Mid May 1991, got this straight from MB. My car was built 2nd week in April very close to the last 560 SEC,

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