Lot 357 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC
|Engine Number||117 965 22 026 970|
|Odometer reading||118,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,688|
The W126 was the flagship series for Mercedes-Benz. Debuted in September 1979 as the successor to the earlier W116 range, the W126 was the second generation to officially bear the S-Class name referring to Sonderklasse or 'special class'. The W126 was initially offered with straight-six, V8, and turbo diesel engine saloon cars but in September 1981, a two door coupé version of the W126 was introduced. Compared to its predecessor, the W126 was more aerodynamic, fuel efficient, capacious, and powerful. The W126 S-Class sported a new Mercedes-Benz design style which was subsequently used on other vehicles in the company's line-up. The W126 line also introduced many Mercedes-Benz safety innovations, including the first airbag supplemental restraint systems, seatbelt pre-tensioners and traction control system.
This 500SEC is found in good condition throughout with near unmarked metallic gold paintwork hinting that, at some stage, this coupe has had a full re-spray by the previous owners. Complimented by deep brown leather and with a full options list, G654 JJC was previously owned by a wealthy family who looked after it impeccably while transferring it from one family member to another. Offered with a stamped service book up to 1996 and 70,000 miles, this has, we believe, been cared for by the family mechanics and today doesn't appear to miss a beat. Offered with original handbooks, 1980's Motorola cell phone and three keys together with a valid MoT test certificate valid until May 2015 and valid road fund license, this is a great opportunity, at no reserve, to own a fantastic luxury five litre, V8 pillarless Mercedes-Benz.
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