Lot 251 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC
|Odometer reading||62,758 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,280|
- UK registered
- Very good condition throughout
- From a private collection
Mercedes-Benz set out to build the best luxury car in the world and for the duration of the 1980s the W126 C-Class succeeded admirably in achieving this goal. The W126 model employed a new range of light alloy V8 engines and a more aerodynamic shape over the previous S-Class, significantly improving fuel consumption. Initially available in two versions, the 380 SEC and 500 SEC, each powered by a single-overhead cam V8 engine with Bosch electronic fuel injection and four-speed automatic transmission, the big Benz coupé enjoyed effortless performance. At the 1985 Frankfurt Motor Show three new models were unveiled, the 420 SEC, 500 SEC and a new flagship badged the 560 SEC, along with further mechanical improvements including dual-range (Sport and Economy) automatic transmission, revised 15” alloy wheels and upgraded brakes. The lower body sills were redesigned, giving the SEC a cleaner look, while the 560 model benefited from 215/65 tyres, ABS, speed-sensitive suspension and various interior upgrades. The 560’s M117 V8 engine was rated at 300bhp, with 325lb/ft of torque on tap, resulting in a top speed of 150mph with acceleration to match. The car in our sale is the top of the range, with the most powerful engine available (5.6 litre rated at 300bhp).
This 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC was delivered new to Hong Kong and is offered in a rare and desirable colour combination. In generally very good order, the paintwork presents nicely showing just a few minor blemishes. The interior also presents very well, the seats, steering wheel, and door cards all in excellent condition. Various maintenance work has been completed to the Mercedes at considerable cost by renowned marque specialists, The SEC shop in Kent who have looked after the car during its current tenure. Notably the parcel shelf is in very good condition which is usually an achilleas heel for this model. Showing a modest 101,000km on the odometer, this SEC is reported to be in good driving order and ready to be enjoyed by a new custodian. Included in the history file is the current MoT test certificate valid until 17th July 2021, a number of sundry invoices, previous MoT test certificates and the current V5 registration document. Highly prized at the time by celebrities, it remains one of the best coupés ever produced by Mercedes-Benz and this example is no exception. An opportunity not to be missed.
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