This 1982 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC was brought to the U.S. as a gray market import and shows just 43k miles from new. Finished in Astral SIlver Metallic (735) over Black Leather (231), power is provided by a 5.0-liter M117 V8 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes 16” AMG Penta wheels, AMG front and rear bumpers, side skirts, an AMG steering wheel, power operated and heated Recaro bucket seats, a power sunroof, automatic climate control, an aftermarket MB Quart audio system and a MEC Design exhaust. Maintenance performed within the past month includes a full fluid flush of all systems, new brake pads and rotors, a paint correction, polish and wax, and a full interior detail with leather treatment. This 500SEC is now offered for sale by the selling dealer in Sarasota, Florida with a clean Carfax report and a clean Florida title.
The exterior is finished in Astral Silver Metallic (735) and features AMG bumpers front and rear along with sculpted AMG side skirts and a trunk mounted spoiler. The selling dealer performed a full paint correction along with a polish and wax. Exterior features include a power sliding sunroof, an automatic antenna, a power adjustable passenger side mirror and headlamp wiper/washers. The car retains it's Euro-spec lighting and bumpers, and all chrome has been painted to match the car as part of the AMG treatment.
Staggered 16” AMG Penta wheels wear a polished lip with silver painted faces and come fitted with Pirelli Cinturato tires measuring 225/50 front and 245/45 rear with 2019 date codes. A full brake fluid flush along with a new set of pads and rotors was carried out within the past month.
The cabin is trimmed in Black Leather (231) with Burl Walnut wood trim lining the center console, gearshift, dashboard and door panels. The Recaro bucket seats offer power adjustability along with a heated seat function. The interior received a leather treatment and full detail from the selling dealer. Interior features include a Blaupunkt Bremen head unit with auxiliary input and bluetooth, a full MB Quart audio system including speakers, subwoofer and amplifier and automatic climate control.
A four-spoke AMG steering wheel fronts white AMG gauges including a 160-mph speedometer, 7k-rpm tachometer, an analog clock and gauges for fuel level, fuel economy, coolant temperature and oil pressure. The six-digit odometer reads 43k miles with only 250 miles added by the selling dealer.
This C126 is powered by a 5.0-liter M117 V8 which is factory rated at 228 horsepower and 299 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission with the help of a limited-slip differential. A MEC Design exhaust has been fitted along with Elbe Engineering headers which have been heat wrapped. The front cross member has been modified to fit the headers. Recent maintenance includes an engine oil and oil filter change, transmission fluid flush with filter, differential fluid flush and power steering fluid flush with filter. The selling dealer has included extensive underbody photographs which are viewable in the photo gallery below.
The Carfax report shows no accidents or damage, linear mileage updates from 2003, and registration history shown in Massachusetts and Florida. This 500SEC is now offered in Sarasota, Florida with a clean Carfax report and a clean Florida title.
A driving demonstration video and a video of the undercarriage have been included by the seller.
The seller has provided videos showing cold and warm starts, Sacco Board features, and stereo functions.
The C126 500SEC was an icon of design that defined an era and with the help of AMG, took luxury and excess to a whole new standard. This example received AMG treatment from front to rear including AMG bumpers, side skirts, trunk spoiler and silver 16” AMG Penta wheels. Getting inside, the fun continues as you’re greeted by leather-wrapped Recaro bucket seats featuring power adjustability and heating functionality. A four-spoke AMG steering wheel frames white gauges which wear the iconic pre-merger AMG logo. To accompany these AMG upgrades, a full MB Quart audio system has been fitted complete with an amplifier and sub, although you may quickly forget as the soundtrack of the Elbe Engineering headers and MEC Design exhaust take a front seat. With just 43k miles and all of the right bits, this 500SEC is high on the list of any collector and is sure to attract a lot of attention from buyers all over!
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