This car is absolutely iconic and the pinnacle of Eighties Super Coupe Excess! It is a 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC, Right Hand Drive, finished in Nautical Blue with Beige Velour, absolutely the best colour for one of these. We have a partial history and the car is showing 153k Miles, still running in for these Big engined Coupes, she has been looked after although is a little scruffy in places, such as the headlining She is ready to use daily and improve.
Mercedes-Benz introduced its new medium-sized, S-Class range at the International Motor Show, Frankfurt in 1979, there being no fewer than seven models with the new W126 body style. As with the superseded W116 range, 'S-Class' was an abbreviation for Sonderklasse (Special Class). Launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1985, the 560 SEC coupé was an addition to the W126 line-up and the most powerful of the three luxury coupés then on offer. This new model retained the existing bodyshell virtually unchanged but was powered by the new 5,547cc version of the M117 all-alloy V8 engine producing 300bhp (DIN). The 5½-litre engine was also used for Mercedes-Benz's luxury flagship, the 560 SEL saloon, though customers resident in the USA had to make do with considerably less powerful versions of both models. The running gear followed Mercedes-Benz's established pattern, comprising all-independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes, but there was no longer a choice of transmissions, a four-speed automatic being the only one on offer.
Compared with the superseded W116, the W126 was aerodynamically more efficient, a factor that enabled the range to meet the requirement's of Mercedes-Benz's 'Energy Program', instigated to improve fuel efficiency. Many commented on the distinctly Italian flavour of the new styling which, combined with Mercedes-Benz's traditional exemplary build quality, made this new S-Class so appealing. Despite weighing almost 1¾ tons, the 560 SEC raced to 62mph in only 7.2 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 156mph, these figures being a considerable improvement over those of the 500 SEC. As befitted one of Mercedes-Benz's flagships, the 560 SEC came standard with a host of desirable features, while customers could choose from an equally lengthy list of options. Despite its elevated price, the 560 SEC would turn out to be the most popular of the W126 coupés. Surely destined to be classics of the future, 28,929 examples of this luxuriously equipped, limited edition model were made between 1985 and 1991.
This is a perfect opportunity to own the classic Grand Touring Mercedes, with the values of these on the up this may be your last opportunity to own one in this price bracket. Our car has an MOT until January 2021, the previous owner had the car for over 7 years, In fact, have a quick look at other examples for sale today, you will find this very good value indeed. The Perfect Spec, Colours make this a very interesting purchase you can use and enjoy regularly.