This week Canyon State Classics brings to market one of the rarest and best kept 1979 Mercedes-Benz 350SE Sedans on the Planet. This car is very special in several ways. This car was sold new in Verona, Italy and only spent about 10 years there before being imported in late 80s-early 90s. It is a a low mileage Euro spec car which has lived a very pampered life in the dry Southwest desert with the earliest records I have of it being in the US around 1992 in Reno, Nevada. This is a two owner car with the original owner exporting it to the US. This is an exceptionally rare car to find in the US with a manual gearbox and all expensive maintenance has been completed!
The car has a recent receipts for over $7000 worth of fuel system, clutch timing chain, A/C and other maintenance work on the car. Don't miss your chance to own the nicest W116 4spd offered in a long time!
The following is a list of options as this 350SE is currently equipped:
-3.5L 8-Cyl Gasoline Engine
-4 Speed Manual Transmission
-Ice Cold A/C
-Power Door Locks
-Original Velour Interior
-Sony Am Fm Cassette
The body on the car is in very good condition and was extremely well maintained. The paint on the car is finished in its original coat of Astral Silver and has a brilliant shine and very few touch-ups. The car has been completely inspected underneath from front to back and is solid as a rock and ALL ORIGINAL PAINT as any well cared for garaged lifelong car should be. All chrome trim, glass, and rubber seals are in great shape other than a little damage to rear bumper in center. The car looks as nice as the day it rolled off the Mercedes lot. It just had a full detail done at a cost of over $500 so this car looks spectacular! The car is accented by the original set of correct polished wheels which look great and wrapped in brand new Michelin radials.
The interior is in very nice original condition all around. Its life long garage storage is obvious at close examination of the crack and fade free interior. The dash and door panels are in very nice condition with only a few small cracks or damage to be noted anywhere. The charcoal velour seats are all in very good condition and look almost new, which shows the quality of material used in this car. All wood grain is in excellent condition. The carpets are all very nice are not worn or damaged. The car also has original Mercedes floor mats. All dials and controls function as they should, power windows and antenna also are fully functional. The sound system is also very nice with the Sony sound system. All lights, gauges switches, and accessories work as they should. The trunk compartment is very clean and does have the original jack, tools, caution triangle and the spare tire and wheel. This car is all there and in excellent shape with all functions and accessories working as they should.
Mechanically, this SE runs GREAT! I have owned nearly 20 80's and 90's era Mercedes vehicles, and this car stacks up against all of them! The car starts right up and shifts smooth as silk. The 3.9L V8 is excellent. It is reliable, easy to fix, and parts are readily available. The receipts show a lot of major work done at an Indy Mercedes Shop which total over $7000 just spent of fuel system including new fuel distributor, new injectors/ wiring, new intake hoses, new fuel pumps,new injector covers and a full tune up. Also oil pan gaskets were corrected. The timing chain and clutch were also overhauled. The suspension is very tight and feels solid even at autobahn speeds above 90 mph. The car was always regularly serviced and shows it in how flawless the car drives. The car is tight and right as any low mileage car should be with no current mechanical issues.
The car will include all original books, huge stack of receipts, original spare, jack, tools, all original keys, as well as the floor mats.
All in all, this is THE cleanest and nicest Euro SE that I have had the privilege of being associated with, and is surely the NICEST in the Country! It has been professionally maintained and truly loved by its previous owners. This Mercedes is a fantastic car for the price and includes every option offered in this car. Any further questions please call Jon at 480-703-2337. The car is located in Sunny Tempe, Arizona.