Always had a thing for the Mercedes-Benz W126 (1979-1991) with its simple, uncluttered and yet amazingly elegant and timeless styling – a feat never again repeated by the luxury sedan’s S Class successors, anyone disagree? This particular example you see pictured above, is a 1983 model modified by Germany’s Inden Design in 1991. Being the company’s first ever Mercedes product, Inden Design thought that it would be a cool idea to photograph the car and share with us a piece of its history.
The completely blacked out 1983 W126 was upgraded with the 1986 facelift model’s bumpers and side covers and the US-spec model’s headlamps and tail lights while there’s also a sport exhaust system with dual pipes. The lowered suspension and the widened fenders that house 18-inch alloy wheels shod in 255/35 R18 tyres up front and (overly) massive 315/30 R18 tyres at the back, offer the W126 an even more aggressive stance.
The W126’s interior, which is completely covered in black Nappa leather, boasts a set of König sport seats up front and special wood trim.
The classic Merc is powered by a 6.0-liter V8 engine from the 560SE producing over 368 horsepower while stopping power comes courtesy of an upgraded 6-piston sports brake system with 352 x 32mm discs from AP Racing.