Used Car of the Day: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEL

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today's UCTOD is this clean-looking 1990 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEL.

This car has been in the seller's family since it was new in 1990. There are a 150,000 miles on it, the timing chain has just been replaced, and the brakes and tires are new. According to the seller, the interior is "perfect" and the outside is in good shape.

There's not a ton else in the post but you can see that it's based in Michigan -- not far from Chrysler's Stellantis's proving grounds -- and the asking price is $9,500.

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[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Ras815 Ras815 on Jun 21, 2024
    Too bad about the "Boca Del Vista" color combo, but otherwise it's great to see a very well-kept example of the mighty W126. Hopefully the next owner keeps it up in the same condition. They aren't particularly 'fun' to drive, but they sure do exude gravitas. And the way those solid doors close...practically orgasmic.
  • Teddyc73 Teddyc73 on Jun 24, 2024
    "There's not a ton else" Wow, that's some professional writing right there folks.