This must be the most comfortable time machine in existence, as this immaculate Mercedes-Benz S-Class 560 SEL 1989 makes you step back in time! It looks, feels and even smells just like it must have done back in '89!
The metallic paintwork is perfect, as well as the bodywork. The leather interior is spotless. All switches, buttons and even the steering wheel appear to be untouched after all these years. It is the registration and mileage which prove otherwise. However, 42 610 kilometers in 26 years time is negligible.
The luxurious, long-wheelbase version of Mercedes' legendary limousine from the 80s was discovered by a Dutch enthusiast. The trip he had to make sure to get the car here, in terms of distance was about half of what the German limo has driven in total. The S-Class was in fact stationed in Japan; the place where the car is also supplied new.
The second generation S-Class, model W126, was built from 1979 to 1991. This is the facelifted version (Mk II), which was launched in 1985. The 560 SEL is the absolute top version of this top class car. The numbers refer to the 560 engine of 5.6 liter capacity, assembled in eight cylinders in a V-shape. The letter "E" stands for "Einspritzung '(German for fuel injection engine), while the" L " refers to the word " Long ".
Electric operated rear windows
Electric operated front windows
Electric adjustable front seat