Lot 271 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC ‘Carat Duchatelet’
|Odometer reading||97,716 miles|
|Result||Sold - £10,640|
- Fitted with Carat Duchatelet upgrades
- Original book pack and service book
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 more aerodynamic shape over the previous S-Class, significantly improving fuel consumption. At the 1985 Frankfurt Motor Show the flagship model was unveiled, badged the 560 SEC, with further mechanical improvements including dual-range (Sport and Economy) automatic transmission and 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.
Registered new on 31st May 1989 this example is offered in good order and has been upgraded to Carat Duchatelet specification. Presented in metallic grey coachwork over a beige leather interior this 560 SEC looks fantastic with its upgraded alloy wheels. Offered with a sizeable history file including the original book pack and service book, sundry invoices, and the UK V5C registration document. This superb looking car is offered without reserve and we expect it will be keenly contested at auction. Interested parties should note that this example was registered as a category D Insurance Loss in 2002 for light damage but has since been professionally repaired.
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