Long On Hood, Short On Price: 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SE W126

There was a time when Autotrader was the best game in business when you were looking to buy a cheap car…at least it was better than your local newspaper. The world changed and Autotrader’s print magazine went the way of the dodo bird and AT lost most of its best deals to craigslist…but in recent months I’ve noticed that it is difficult to find good deals on craigslist for more than a few minutes, probably because cash ready flippers buy anything cheap and sell it on one of those overpriced auction sites. However, you can find an occasional diamond in the rough over at Autotrader’s site because I think the demand side of the market is diminished (everyone is on craigslist and facebash morkingplace). Here is a short wheelbase W126 with the 3.9 liter M116 V8 in what appears to be great shape for a basic asking price. Find this 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SE W126 offered for $5500 in Knoxville, TN via autotrader.

From the seller:

Seller Comments (VIN: WDBCA32C9FA120867)
Yes it s really a 1985 380SE! It s in great shape too! Is it perfect? Of course not (it s a 1985 380SE) but it s pretty darn close, and it may just be perfect for you. Amazingly, nearly all electronics still work, meaning the multi-contour seat controls still work, the sunroof still works great (and headliner perfectly in tact), all electronic windows work, the dome lights, the door lights, the wheel well lighting all work. You may ask.. what about the electric antenna? Yep.. still works! Oh and the AC still works. Zero accidents or damage reported on Carfax.. Runs and drives smooth, starts right up and you will be driving around like it s 1985 all over again. Let s face it, it s a classic Mercedes body style, maybe one of the most iconic.

122,240 miles

Cream Exterior

Tan Interior
3.8L 8-Cylinder Gas Engine
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
2 wheel drive – rear
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