1991 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 300SE Classic 3.0 from Hong Kong


A luxury bargain with great reliability


Only regular service required.

Oil change, transmission oil change, engine flushed, added Slick50, clean fuel injector.

Replaced brake pads.

General Comments:

This is a great car, the last year of the W126 with over built engineering and it still drives like new.

It is extremely comfortable on the highway. This is more of a highway cruiser than a stop and go traffic. If you drive gently, the fuel economy is great for a Benz S-Class. The interior is still like new, the quality is better than the new Benz.

If you take care of this car with regular maintenance, this car will last for ever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2004

1991 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 300sel six from North America


Excellent vehicle, classic luxury


I purchased this car with the intent to rebuild it and bring it up to new condition. first of all when you compare the price of a new s class (excess of $80000), this is a worthwhile investment. the car is like new and having Mercedes Benz of Athens, Ga do the work guaranteed the results would be perfect. I was able to locate parts on the net, and they had no problem installing them for me.

So far, I have rebuilt the front end, new brakes, replaced engine gaskets and seals, new water pump, new shocks,rebuilt transmission, tune up, new tires, and new wheels. This car runs like new and at significant savings.

General Comments:

Incredible safe ride and responsive handling.

It is a classic mercedes and stands out in terms of workmenship even after 13 years.

The interior is like new, large, and comfortable.

This car will do 250000 miles, which is bad for an investment of 20% of new car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2004

18th Jul 2008, 03:24

I am an owner of a MB 300se 1991 model. At 120 kmh my car engine speed is around 4000. My car comes with a 3 speed auto gear box; is this normal?

21st Mar 2011, 16:12

No it's not. 4 speed auto is the normal gearbox. Your 4th gear isn't working obviously.

11th Aug 2016, 04:40

His 4th gear probably is working. The early W124 cars use a second gear start. So unless you select L or depress the accelerator all the way down to activate the kickdown switch, it won't use first gear.

7th Jan 2017, 03:21

Uh, this car is NOT a W124(E class)... It's a W126 (S Slass). Two totally different animals.

The person's car is a 91 300SE, the big Benz, not the midsize.

15th Feb 2018, 02:26

The W126 has a 3-speed gearbox, not a 4-speed, so he's probably OK.

1991 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 300SE 3.0 from UK and Ireland


Very high class bargain motoring


With the exception of a couple of adjustments, nothing!

General Comments:

This car has already covered twice the distance that most cars of its age have covered (230,000 miles), but it starts first touch of the key, purring into life then quietly ticking over at 600 rpm.

It is difficult to describe the S-Class, maybe the best analogy I have heard is that "it is carved out of solid Mercedes".

Nothing is missing. Nothing has snapped off. Everything works perfectly (including the entire electric pack).

When you consider the amount of service you are going to get out of one of these cars, it all of a sudden doesn't seem like quite as expensive a proposition to buy and run one.

You will be looking for around 30mpg on a run.

This car would make a prime candidate for a dual fuel conversion, as it has plenty of room for an extra tank and that would about halve the fuel costs in a stroke!

Thinking of getting one... DO IT! You won't look back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2004

7th Aug 2006, 01:36

Everyone should obey speed limit laws. I'm sure the police don't care that you're a sixth generation texan.

23rd Jun 2007, 03:13

I have a 1991 300 SE that I have owned for several years

I love this car. It is a great looking car.

My only complaint, it is too slow on take off.

I don't know why I would ever sell this car.

I want to restore it to mint condition.

Something about owning the best car every made (M- B).

I also want a 1991 560sel to restore also.

Are there any other 1991 300 SE lovers out there?