1982 W126 Mercedes 500 SEL. LWB potential purchase

macker64

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1997 W210 300 Td & 1991 W124 300CE 24V & 2001 W210 320CDI & W210 E200 1992 W124 300ce 24v sportline
Afternoon folks,

I have been offered one of these V8 engined beasts for lemonade money.

Would appreciate past and present owners comments.

Are they as bullet proof engine wise as the W124?

Regards,
 

robparker

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220d (115), 190d (201), c63 (204), 220ce (124)
Pretty much. The only slight downfall being that its the series 1 engine. But aslong as it all runs good it will be reliable. If it has any sort of misfire it could just be leads etc, but the fuel distributers on those early V8s are starting to wear and alot of second hand ones are the same. But yes, they are a very reliable engine, and the 126 doesnt suffer structural rust too badly either
 

syncropaddy

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.... too many cars!
Afternoon folks,

I have been offered one of these V8 engined beasts for lemonade money.

Would appreciate past and present owners comments.

Are they as bullet proof engine wise as the W124?

Regards,

Is it up for sale on the usual sites? Some of the early W126 cars over here are total buckets so be very careful. Best engine in a W126 is the 300 ......
 

television

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2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
I know the under the rear window they rust badly but this may be the coupes only on this
 

ianrandom

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1986 420SE, 1990 420SEC, 1989 2cv6.
Yes the saloons do rust there too. The coupé is worse but it's common enough on the saloon too unfortunately.
 


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