NO-RESERVE: One-Owner 1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL


Seller Username moneyneversleeps
Sale by dealer or Private party? Private Party
Reserve? No
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model W126
Year 1990
Mileage (kms) 199k-kms (123k-miles)
Vin Number WDBCA35D8LA538501
Motor 4.2L V8
Transmission 4-Speed Automatic
Exterior Color Arctic White Paint
Interior Color Saffron leather upholstery
Seller reported accidents No
Any Liens? No
Sold for $9,400 to green914

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Presenting a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL in Arctic White Paint (Paint code: 1467U) with a Saffron leather interior. This 420SEL was purchased new by the seller and it is now offered for sale here at No-Reserve. This midsize sedan is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include a power sunroof, cruise control, tilt steering, power windows and seats, air conditioning, and a rear window defogger. It comes with factory-optioned heated and powered front and rear seats. The odometer reads approximately 199k-kms (123k-mi). This 420SEL is registered in British Columbia with an active and normal registration status. The 420SEL is a W126 model produced by Daimler-Benz from 1979 to 1991. The included recent Carfax report shows no history of any accidents or insurance claims.
For US bidders, this 420SEL is directly importable without modification as it is EPA & DOT exempt being greater than 25 years old. For more information on transport/import please visit our Transport/Import page here.



The recent service on the vehicle includes the installation of a new battery, new tires, and new brakes and rotors for both the front and rear.

This second-generation S-Class features an Arctic white exterior which was repainted approximately three-years ago by No1 Collison in Vancouver, BC at an approximate cost of $12k. Chrome-plated bumpers are featured along with colour matched running boards. The exterior is accentuated by a chrome grille and a raised hood adorned with a Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star. Large halogen headlights with washers are accompanied by wraparound amber turn lights. The fluted taillamps ensure visibility even when dirty. The trunk lid proudly displays a three-pointed star and a 420SEL emblem. Riding on two-piece AMG wheels currently with Falken Azenis tires, the original 15” telephone dial-style wheels with Goodridge tires are included in the sale and pictured in the gallery. Four-wheel ABS disc brakes, are featured and the dimensions of the 420SEL include a length of 203 inches, width of 72 inches, height of 57 inches, a 121-inch wheelbase, and a curb weight of 3,915 lbs.


Inside, the 420SEL boasts a Saffron leather interior with striated wood trim on doors, dash, and console. Premium leather upholstery extends to seating for five and door cards. Both seats and windows are power-operated. The sedan is equipped with cruise control, automatic climate control, a rear window defogger, and a power tilting and sliding sunroof. Front and rear passengers enjoy armrests and storage pockets. A black four-spoke Mercedes-Benz steering wheel fronts an analog instrumentation panel featuring a 240 km/hr speedometer at the center. Fuel economy, fuel level, oil level, and temperature gauges are positioned to the left, while a 7K rpm tachometer is on the right, accompanied by an inset analog clock. The electronically adjustable steering column adds to the convenience and safety features, which include courtesy lights, a theft deterrent system, dual airbags, traction control, and seat-belt pretensioners.

In terms of historical service, at 143k-kms, the vehicle received a brake fluid flush, a new radiator, and a new thermostat. At 144k-kms, the power steering pump was replaced, new oil pan, new transmission pan, and new gaskets were installed. At 159k-kms new spark plugs and an ignition coil set, front brake replacement, along with rotor replacement and new Bosch headlights.


At 162k-kms, the replacement of all four-wheel bearings and rear brakes, including new rear calipers, brake fluid flush, and rear rotors, installation of a new steering dampener. At 186k-kms replacement of all V belts, serpentine belts, idler pulleys, and brake hoses. At 195k-kms a synthetic oil change and stage 3 polishing, undercoating, and ceramic coating was applied. The seller notes that all servicing is up-to-date, and the sale of the vehicle includes all service document folders. 

Under the hood, the 420SEL is driven by a 4.2-liter SOHC V8 paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission, propelling the rear wheels. When new, it was factory-rated at 215 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 243 lb-ft of torque at 3,750 rpm. The M117 engine features a lightweight cast iron block with aluminum heads and Bosch Jetronic fuel injection.


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Bid Summary

High bidder: green914
Total bids: 15