This 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC is finished in (040) Black over (268) Grey leather interior and shows just shy of 120,000 original miles. The paint, interior, wood trim and major mechanicals remain in original condition and power comes from a 5.5L M117 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes a power sunroof, power-adjustable and heated front seats, and headlight wipers. This southern California survivor boasts recent service history which includes rear brake pads, motor mounts, and a full fluid flush under current ownership. This C126 is offered with a clean California title and no evidence of prior accidents or damage from the seller or from the included Carfax report.
The interior presents as well-appointed for the period with electric heated front seats, a selectable “city/country” horn option, power adjustable front seats and an automatic front seat belt extender for the driver and passenger. The dash pad is free from cracks and walnut wood veneer is reportedly in good original condition. The seller reports that all options operate as intended down to the clear LQD digital thermometer. The factory gauge cluster includes a 170-mph speedometer, analog clock, and odometer displaying 119,356 miles. This example retains its original and operable Becker Mexico Grand Prix head unit and the automatic A/C and heated seats work as they should.
The seller notes that door and window seals are original and remain soft and supple due to its southern california heritage. The seller claims the paintwork to be all original and paint meter readings are included in the gallery, accordingly. Shallow rock chipping in the clear coat is noted around the front lip of the hood as detailed in the pictures. This 560SEC is a reportedly rust-free example and remains stored in a climate controlled facility in California.
This Black (040) coupe reportedly exibits normal oil consumption with no apparent oil leaks and the head gaskets are clear of leaks with no evidence of moisture accumulation. The car is sold with its original timing chain, and the seller states that it shows no signs of excessive wear. Suspension components remain largely original with the exception of a recent replacement of front shocks and a steering damper.
This C126 is offered with all factory books and owners manual. The car displays a Carfax with no accidents and a clean title in the seller’s name. A walk around video and gallery has been provided below.
In his own words, Bruno Sacco recalled the C126 as the car with the most beautiful front end he had ever designed. Maybe that explains why one of the two cars in Sacco’s collection is a very similarly specced 1989 C126. This coupe was a greatly anticipated replacement to the last Grand Touring coupe offered, the SLC class. Without offering a coupe in the W116 platform, Stuttgart wanted a Grand Tourer to return to the S-Class lineup. Sacco delivered, he was able to encapsulate the elegance of the trademark Mercedes pillarless silhouette into an entirely redesigned Autobahn cruising machine. These late model year Grand Touring coupes have been gaining popularity in recent years as demand for clean cars from the analog era has continued to creep up.
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