The Mercedes W126 in Australia

Despite the newest examples being almost 30 years old, the Mercedes W126 is still a fairly common sight in Australia. Wheels Magazine awarded it the car of the year in 1981, a controversial choice for such an expensive car. They were popular both with private buyers, and the limo trade who racked up big mileages. 30 years later, good examples still change hands for reasonable money. The W126 still make a great daily-driver – comfortable, safe and reliable.

The W126 (along with the R107) was also one of the most commonly private imported models with the shortsighted decision by […]