This is it, the ultimate luxury sedan of the 1980s. If American V8’s do not tantalise your taste buds then this European V8 definitely will. This S-Class exudes quality from every surface. Sure, there are signs of age, but it’s stood the test of time. Mercedes-Benz called the tan interior “Velours Grey,” but whatever the name, it’s a nice complement to the red bodywork. In an era where many Mercedes models were almost austere inside, the supple fabrics and supportive bucket seats make it all-day comfortable and quite bright and airy inside. Mercedes-Benz’s 5.0 litre V8 engine delivers the kind of power that’s easy to under-estimate. It’s the quintessential luxury car powerplant; smooth, unobtrusive but very effective. And with it been the last of the 500 SEC’s ever made you sure wouldn’t want to let this one go.