|Gearboxe||Automatique 4 rapports|
|Dimensions||L : 5,06 m - l : 1,82 m|
|Options||Toit ouvrant électrique, système Bose, chauffage additionnel, sièges chauffants électriques.|
|Features||Etat d'origine exceptionnel|
Mercedes 560 SEC 1991
In September 1979, Mercedes-Benz introduced its new S-Class, codenamed the W126. It was the company’s flagship and contrasted sharply with its predecessor, the W116, on account of its modern appearance and advanced technology. Two years later, the coupé version (C126) was presented, built on the same platform as the saloon, but slightly shortened. As a result, it was a true S-Class, in four-seat coupé form. It replaced the SLC, which used a lengthened SL chassis. It therefore revived the tradition of the old W111 coupés from the 1960s. Mercedes-Benz took particular care over this up-market model. Beautifully and luxuriously finished, it was available only with V8 engines, from 3.8–5.6 litres, depending on the year, mated to a four-speed automatic gearbox. There was comfortable space inside for four adults, who could travel smoothly at high speed. Its performance, elegance and comfort guaranteed a relaxed and fast trip. The model was much appreciated by businessmen in a hurry, but also by Formula 1 drivers, nearly all of whom had a 500 SEC and then a 560 SEC. The car offered a brilliant combination of performance, safety, space and comfort. It was superbly styled. Its long bonnet, flush-fitting rear screen and the absence of side pillars accentuated its elegant, classy looks. With its legendary toughness, the model lived up to the company’s reputation. Properly maintained, some of them covered over half-a-million kilometres. Many others were driven into the ground or suffered from corrosion or the ill effects of harsh weather. But they are so well designed and built that they keep on running … The SEC was built until 1991 and replaced a year later by the lumbering 140 coupé with its ostentatious luxury, all notions of delicacy forgotten. Today, it is very hard to find a C126 in perfect condition with low mileage.
The model presented here
This example is a 560 SEC, delivered new in Germany on 25 October 1991. It is therefore one of the last cars built. The light grey metallic bodywork and black leather interior are a classic combination from Mercedes-Benz.
This version is equipped with numerous options that are rarely found together. As well as automatic climate control and leather upholstery, the car features an electric sunroof, heated electric seats, Bose sound system, electric rear blind and auxiliary heater. The car is in exceptional original condition, it could almost be new. It has covered only 68,000 km and has always been perfectly maintained and looked after. It is one of the finest examples available, in extremely rare original condition. The car will be sold with a 12–month guarantee.