1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    7/1987
  • Mileage 
    90 861 mi / 146 227 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    WDBCA45D4MA351009
  • Lot number 
    3
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue-Black metallic
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Grey
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    241 PS / 178 kW / 238 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Buy in aftersale at auctomobile.com for €11.490
US example, imported from sunny Florida
Fully optioned
Clean Carfax
No rust
Original condition
Other features: possibility of assisting with registration, transport, storage and Trusted Checkout payment

Although the first W116 S-Class in the 1970s established Mercedes-Benz as a global leader in safety engineering and technical prowess for sedans, it was the next W126 S-Class, beginning in 1979, that saw this model become a top-tier luxury good, a true flagship, and a lasting symbol of affluence throughout the 1980s.
The smoothed-over styling of the W126 S-Class signaled a newfound focus on aerodynamics and fuel-efficiency. With a coefficient of drag 14 percent better than the previous model. Safety and occupant protection were also unparalleled, with a driver airbag offered through most of the model run. Traction control was also introduced, as were seat-belt pretensioners.
For the U.S., W126 Mercedes-Benz S-Class models can be split into two groups: 1979-1985 and 1986-1991. SEC (coupe) models were offered in 380 and 500 form for those first years and 420 and 560 form after the mid-cycle refresh.
In addition to the more powerful lineup of engines the W126 received with its mid-cycle update, these 1986-91 cars can be picked out cosmetically by their flush-face halogen headlamps and integral headlight wipers. Inside, these updated S-Class models include electronic automatic climate control, an electronically adjustable steering column, and leather steering-wheel and shift-lever trim, among other additions. Heated front seats were included in the 560SEL and 560SEC and optional on the rest of the lineup.
In general, powertrains for Mercedes W126 models are quite bulletproof and last well past 320,000 kilometres with no issues. Most typical repairs aren’t any more labor intensive than in other European cars of the era.

This 560 SEC with 90.000 miles on the clock is a fully optioned example. The Carfax is without any accidents. There is no rust presented as it spent the whole life until 2017 in sunny Florida.
The car is completely unmolested in original condition and looks amazing in the Blue-Black metallic over Grey leather.