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Chassis n° WDB1260371A163468

- Rare example with front face of the SEC
- Sensational configuration
- Transparent history
- Certified by Koenig-Specials

Koenig-Specials was founded by driver Willy König in 1977 in Munich. After purchasing his Ferrari 365 BB in 1974 and finding he was dissatisfied with its performance, König uprated it to procure the ultimate road-legal race car. After initially devoting himself exclusively to Ferrari, König turned his attention to Mercedes and started offering widened versions inspired by the Testarossa.
Our 500 SEL was delivered new on 19 May 1985 and during summer 1986, converted by Koenig-Specials, as certified by Koenig. It had four owners in Germany between 1992 and 1997. On 16 July 1997, the dealer Autohaus Pinl
In Germany sold this " Daimler Benz 500 SEL König-Umbau " to a French collector; it had a mileage then of 136 000 km. The car's new owner registered it in France, not without some difficulty, having exchanged several faxes with Koenig about the modifications, notably on the dimensions of the tyres. He obtained the precious document in April 1998 and has covered under 60 000 km since. The impressive preparation of this car is spectacular. The widened SEC front end with muscular wheel arches, the Koenig-stamped bumpers, the profile accentuated by sculpturally-carved rear wings reminiscent of the Testarossa. Everything is wonderfully excessive. The shape extends to the rear boot spoiler overhanging the triple exhaust outlet which allows us to hear the guttural sound of the V8 engine. The passenger compartment is as stunning as the bodywork : the set of equalizers, typical of the 1980s, red omnipresent inside, the speedometer graduated to 300 km/h… In short, the perfect vehicle for a family man in a hurry, with a taste for the era of freedom the 80s offered us !

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