This Euro-Spec 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL was originally an Emden Branch order and exported to Japan in the 1990’s. In 2015 it was imported back to Germany by a dealer and sold to the current owner and seller in 2016. The owner has added approximately 30k kilometers (~18k miles) since purchasing. Finished in Barolo Red (540) over Amaretta Cream Beige Suede (875), this W126 is powered by a 5.5-liter M117 V8 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Features include factory split rear bucket seats, heated front & rear seats, multi-contour front seats, a factory fire extinguisher, power windows, and a power sunroof. Service performed since 2015 includes an R134 conversion for the A/C, a new fuel tank, and multiple bi-annual technical inspections have been passed. This W126 is now offered for sale by the current owner with 63,421 kilometers (~39,407 miles) on the odometer, two keys, the original manufacturer’s literature, a spare tire and tool kit, first aid kit and a clean Norway title.
The exterior is finished in Barolo Red (540) and features Gray lower body cladding with chrome trim featured along the bumpers and beltline. European bumpers and headlamps are shown. Exterior features include glass headlamps with integrated fog lamps and wiper/washers, heat insulated glass, an electronically heated rear window and a power sunroof. The seller notes the car received a repaint by the previous owner except the roof which shows original paint and some clear coat fading. Some scratches are noted on the rear side and bumpers of the car.
Fitted are the factory 15” Gullideckel wheels which wear Nexen tires measuring 215/65 on all four corners and show 2015 date codes. The seller notes original rear self-leveling is present.
The interior is trimmed in rare factory-optioned Amaretta Cream Beige Suede (875) and features Burl Walnut wood trim on the center console, dashboard and door panels. Features include factory split rear buckets, heated front & rear seats, multi-contour front seats, a factory fire extinguisher, power windows, and a power sunroof. A period-correct aftermarket Panasonic head unit is shown in the car and operational.
The black leather-wrapped steering wheels fronts VDO instrumentation including a 160-mph speedometer and a 7k-rpm tachometer. Other instrumentation includes fuel level and economy gauges, coolant temperature, oil pressure, an analog clock and a digital outside thermometer. The six-digit odometer reads 63,421 kilometers (~39,407 miles). The steering column is power adjustable and linked to the driver side memory controls.
This W126 is powered by a Euro-spec 5.5-liter M117 V8 which produces 295 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. Service performed since 2015 includes an R134 conversion for the A/C, a new fuel tank, and multiple bi-annual technical inspections have been passed.
This W126 is now offered for sale by the current owner with 63,421 kilometers (~39,407 miles) on the odometer, two keys, the original manufacturer’s literature, a spare tire and tool kit, first aid kit and a clean Norway title.
For all the rare and unique W126's we've seen come across our auction block, this may be the rarest of them all. The W126 is some of the best work to come out of the Bruna Sacco era of Mercedes-Benz and this red over beige example is the perfect car for anyone looking for a top tier Mercedes-Benz classic car ownershhip experience. With an unrivaled level of ride comfort and the most unique cabin we've seen this car represents what it was like to buy a flagship Mercedes-Benz in period. Since the W126, five more generations of S-Class have been sold to the public, yet this chassis still holds its own boasting impressive features such as factory split rear seats, heated front and rear seats, a power operated sunroof and self-leveling rear suspension. The 560SEL provides just enough modern features to make this car comfortable and easy to daily drive while delivering on the Mercedes-Benz classic experience that we all know and love.
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