This 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC was first delivered and registered in Reno, Nevada where it remained with the first owner until 2002. The car remained in Nevada with the second owner until 2020 when the seller purchased the car after a thorough inspection. Finished in Blue Black Metallic (199) over a Beige Leather (265) interior, this converted widebody C126 is powered by an M117 5.5-liter V8 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. The A/C has been converted to R134 and all fluids were flushed in preparation for the sale. In May 2021 the coupe received a complete repaint in the factory color after the full widebody kit was professionally installed. Equipment includes a sliding steel sunroof, automatic climate control, power-adjustable and heated front seats with position memory, and an original Becker Grand Prix head unit. This C126 now shows 142k miles and is offered by the seller in California with three keys, manufacturer’s books & literature, various maintenance records, and a clean California title.
The bodywork has been refinished to factory specifications in PPG Blue Black Metallic (199/aka Black Pearl Metallic) in May 2021 when the widebody kit was installed. The aftermarket fenders are made from fiberglass by Duraflex along with the replica front and rear bumpers and side skirts. The car is equipped with a sliding steel sunroof, amber corner lights, and US-spec headlamps. The original headlamp wipers have been deleted and replaced with smooth coverings. Additional photos in the gallery show the condition of the paint and body up close along with added walkaround videos below.
Aftermarket Performa 25 wheels measuring 17x8” up front and 17x9.5” in the rear wear new Federal Super Steel 595 tires measuring 235/45 and 275/40 respectively. The body is lowered on H&R sport springs with no other modifications to the suspension.
The cabin is trimmed in original Beige Leather (265) and accented with Burl Walnut veneer across the dashboard, center console, door cards, shift surround, and center storage lid. Some hairline cracks and fading are visible across the veneer. Ameneties include automatic climate control, heated front seats, a dual tone horn, and a power antenna. Power assist features including the sunroof, rear view mirror, windows, and seat adjustments which all reportedly in full working order. The original Becker Grand prix head unit remains in place and functions as well.
The leather-wrapped steering wheel frames a 170-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer with an inset analog clock, and a combination gauge for coolant temperature, fuel level, oil pressure, and fuel economy. The six-digit odometer shows 142k original miles.
The 5.5-liter M117 V8 remains unmodified and features Bosch Jetronic fuel injection. The engine was factory-rated for 238 horsepower with 287 lb-ft of torque when new. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic 722.3 transmission. When the seller purchased the coupe in 2020 a complete inspection was performed. No mechanical issues are reported and all fluids were flushed in preparation for the sale. The air conditioning was converted to R134a by the current owner and reportedly blows cold. The only malfunction noted is a faulty pump for the wiper fluid.
This C126 now shows 142k miles and is offered by the seller in California with three keys, manufacturer’s books & literature, various maintenance records, and a clean California title.
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