Lot 127 - 1990 Mercedes-Benz 1000/560 SEC
|Odometer reading||85,432 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,848|
- Rare & bespoke 1000/560 SEC model
- Excellent condition both inside and out
It is unsurprising that the original owner of this hugely powerful, luxury coupé decided to personalise this car to his own tastes. Not only is this example more aerodynamic than its predecessor but it carries a larger 5.6 litre, V8 engine and represented the official flagship for not only the S-Class range but for Mercedes-Benz altogether.
Aftermarket conversions were not uncommon, mainly in Germany and the UK, by a range of tuning companies such as Robert Jankel Designs, Styling-Garage and Trasco. These were known as ‘1000 SEC’ cars and usually carried the moniker to the rear. There were a number of options to choose from but, according to the owner, this 1000 SEC features an upgraded interior and dials as well as various body styling upgrades. The interior is in superb condition and the paintwork is also excellent. This example also carries split-rim alloy wheels all round with good rubber on each corner. The private owner has enjoyed the car for a number of years and notes that the car has been subject to regular oil changes and check-ups. It will arrive with a fresh one-year MoT test certificate, history file and light service.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.