1986 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1986
  • Mileage 
    44 700 mi / 71 938 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    1260442A270414
  • Engine number 
    11796522011205
  • Lot number 
    405
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Petrol Blue
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Supplied by Jackson's Mercedes-Benz of Jersey inright-hand drive, with 'Petrol Blue'coachworkRegistered in the UK in 2002 and now showing a warranted 44,830milesHas been part of a private collection held at our vendor's ancestral home, Rode HallThe substantial history fileincludes the original bill of sale, handbooks and invoices and previous MOTsNow firmly considered a modern classic, theSEC has a road presence and build quality matched by few.There were only a handful of sporting but spacious coupes on offer to the affluent driver of a certain age during the 1980s. Demanding luxury and power the major car manufacturers of Europe vied for their attention of the successful plutocrat who wanted an understated but sporting coupe as a daily driver. The natural choice for reliability, power and build quality was obviously the Mercedes-Benz SEC. Based on the W126 S-Class saloon, the SEC was immensely popular despite its huge price tag. According to this 500 SECs original Bill of Sale the first owner paid 32,860.21 in 1986 when the average house price was 38,000 and the average today now stands at 214,000.It is perhaps without surprise that Mr Bugden, the first owner of this magnificent car resided in the tax-friendly island of Jersey. Supplied by the islands Mercedes-Benz main dealer, Jacksons Motor Garage Ltd., on the 2nd June 1986 in Petrol Blue with a cream beige leather interior. The original order form, supplied, listed the optional extra of rear head restraints at a cost of 82.11. As an eminently driveable luxury car, the natural home for the SEC was the motorway which Jersey obviously lacks and it was registered in the UK mainland in 2002 with the low mileage expected of an island that is forty-five square miles in total. The car joined our vendors collection of older Mercedes at his ancestral home Rode Hall, Cheshire in 2016 and has travelled some 1,000 miles since, bringing the total mileage to some 44,830 miles.The car is presented to auction in superb order and the history fileincludes the aforementioned Bill of Sale, original service book, previous MOTs and reams of receipts. An oil and filter service was carried out by marque specialists Nick Webster of Cheshire in February 2019. The car is only offered to auction because our vendor prefers older Mercedes-Benz, deeming this thirty-three-year-old car too modern, and this, therefore, presents an excellent opportunity for the next owner.