1980-1991 Mercedes S-Class models: A buyer’s overview

Mercedes 126 gear shift lever 1983-1991

1991 mercedes 420sel

Shifter gates were updated for 1983 to properly read “D-3-2″ and feature a 1st gear detent marked “B” to the right of 2nd gear position. Transmissions normally started in 2nd gear unless first was manually selected this way.

Photo: Sean Connor

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