1991 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1991
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    217
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

The Mercedes '126' is a series of flagship vehicles produced between 1979 and 1991. Now regarded as the pinnacle of Mercedes build quality, 'S' Class models are now gaining respect and recognition of the classic car world and none more so than the range topping 560 SEC produced from 1985 until 1991.

Regarded as the ultimate luxury Coupé of the day, it was one of the most expensive cars in the world when produced and came comprehensively equipped as standard. The specification included heated electric seats with memory, a limited slip diff, electric steering, self-levelling suspension, ABS etc. This particular car is an original righthand drive UK car as per factory specification of Nautic Blue coachwork and unmarked contrasting cream leather, both of which retain a deep and crisp colour and impeccable standard. The service book (Mercedes dealers for the first 19 years, followed by independent SEC specialists), and past MoTs confirm the warranted 35,000 genuine miles from new as totally correct.

This example has one prior owner and was purchased five years ago by a discerning journalist who test-drove many cars for a major motor manufacturer and a variety of publications. He spent three years searching for the best low-mileage 560 SEC that money could buy, before discovering it in Cornwall, 632 miles from his Scottish home. It has been fastidiously maintained in his care, winning trophies at car shows. Now retired after 50 years of owning classic cars, he is reluctantly parting with the last car in his collection...

Now finally recognised as an emerging modern classic this 560 SEC offers the discerning individual an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire a very low mileage icon of the 1980s-90s. Its most recent service was just 21 days ago and it is sold fully waxoyled and fresh from its 450-mile journey to Silverstone.