From the Archive: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SE | 2013 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach

This is a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SE that was at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a line of luxury cars that’s been in production since 1954, though the S-Class name wasn’t officially used until 1972. This is from the second generation (W126), which was made between December of 1979 and April of 1992 (model years between 1980 and 1991). The engine is a 4.2 liter M116 V8 that produces 221 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 4-speed automatic. This car does 0-60 mph in 7.8 seconds and has a top speed of 137 mph. This 420SE was auctioned off for $4,950.

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