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Old 10-02-2001, 09:14 PM
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Best W126 for $ 5000

Going to take the plunge ! What is the best S class (no diesel) to buy for 5 grand. I was thinking a 87 420sel. Any suggestions ?
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Old 10-03-2001, 01:40 AM
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84 500sel

I just bought an 84 500sel for 4000 at a repo auction including all the fees. it has 220,000 miles and is very clean in and out.
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Old 10-03-2001, 09:41 AM
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The best one is the one you don't have to spend $5000.00 on getting everything up to snuff.

The 300SE/300SELs are simpler; the 420s/560s have alot more zip. The 380s/500s are a bit older. 1991 was the last year MB made the 126 car. I'd look for a 1991 first.
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