Lot 223 - 1990 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEC
|Odometer reading||136,000 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £9,500|
The W126 was a series of flagship vehicles 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 as straight-6, V8 and turbo diesel engine saloon cars. 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.
Originally registered on 7th February 1990, this handsome Mercedes-Benz has been restored and as such presents in excellent order throughout. The bare metal respray included the fitting of new wings and the necessary fabrication work. The Nautic Blue coachwork is virtually unmarked and the Mushroom interior defies its 29 years of age. Mechanically this 420 SEC has been very well cared for with the engine being fully rebuilt. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full year’s MoT test certificate, this pillarless coupé is an iconic vehicle of the period and is becoming recognised as one of Mercedes-Benz’s finest designs. With values of SEC’s increasing significantly of late, this example is certainly one of the best we have seen and taking into account the estimate, is sure to be in demand.
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