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Mercedes-Benz S-Class: W126 Series 1979 to 1991

Mercedes-Benz S-Class: W126 Series 1979 to 1991

By Tobias Zoporowski
About the Author

Paperback • 19.5x13.9cm • 64 pages • 90 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-787114-02-9

£ 13.99 Postage + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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– the purpose of this book

1 Is it the right car for you?
– marriage guidance

2 Cost considerations
– affordable, or a money pit?

3 Living with a W126
– will you get along together?

4 Relative values
– which model for you?

5 Before you view
– be well informed

6 Inspection equipment
– these items will really help

7 Fifteen minute evaluation
– walk away or stay?

8 Key points
– where to look for problems

9 Serious evaluation
– 60 minutes for years of

10 Auctions
– sold! Another way to buy your
dream 44
11 Paperwork
– correct documentation is

12 What’s it worth?
– let your head rule your heart!

13 Do you really want to restore?
– it’ll take longer and cost more
than you think

14 Paint problems
– a bad complexion, including
dimples, pimples and bubbles

15 Problems due to lack of use
– just like their owners, W126s
need exercise

16 The Community
– key people, organisations and
companies in the Mercedes world

17 Vital statistics
– essential data at your fingertips


Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author’s years of Mercedes-Benz ownership, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising car like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!


An introduction to owning, driving and maintaining a Mercedes-Benz S-Class W126 Series, and a step-by-step guide to evaluating one for purchase. This book includes colour photos of what to look for and what to avoid, plus a realistic assessment of running and restoration costs, as well as market values. This includes servicing costs, spare parts prices, and the relative values of the various models, specifications and vehicle conditions you are likely to encounter.
Written in an easy to follow, jargon-free style, this book will equip you with all you need to know to buy the Mercedes S-Class of your dreams.


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