This 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC was reportedly produced in Mercedes’ Sindelfingen factory in Germany on January 19, 1990 and purchased by the original owner in Pheonix on April 9, 1990. The car is finished in Signal Red (568) over Palomino (264) leather and is powered by a fuel-injected 5.5-liter V8 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes fog lights, a sunroof, updated Becker Premium sound system, cruise control, automatic climate control, power-adjustable heated front seats w/memory and more. The car was acquired by the selling dealer approximately 8 months ago and a fluid service was completed in preparation for the sale. This C126 now shows 66k miles and is offered in Missouri with a leather binder containing the original owner’s manual, original radio operation guide, original SRS guide, original stamped maintenance book, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Missouri title.
The body is finished in Signal Red (568) with darker Cranberry (64) lower cladding and features an electric sunroof, fog lights, chrome trim, a power antenna, body-colored mirrors, and headlight washers. All paint and glass are believed to be original with no known flaws. The selling dealer states that service in preparation for the sale included a fluid service and thorough inspection.
Factory 15″ Gullideckel chrome wheels have crested MB center caps and are free of any visible blemishes. The wheels are wrapped in 215/65 Michelin Defender tires showing 2015 date codes. Standard equipment included four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and rear self-leveling suspension.
The cabin features Palomino (264) leather seating surfaces along with matching carpets and door panels. Amenities include heated power-adjustable front seats, dual-tone horn, automatic climate control, cruise control, an updated Becker Premium head unit, and burl wood trim accenting the dashboard, center console, and doors. The seller states that the A/C presently blows warm air only.
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 66k miles; 50 of which were added by the selling dealer.
The 5.5-liter M117 V8 features Bosch Jetronic fuel injection and was factory-rated at 238 horsepower with 287 lb-ft of torque when new. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission.
A detailed collection of underside photos can be viewed in the gallery.
A thorough video tour of the vehicle is viewable below.
The Carfax report demonstrates linear mileage updates, shows no accidents or other damage, and lists history in Arizona, Iowa, and Missouri through the most recent entry in February 2021.
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 personal collection is a indeed a late model year 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 returned 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. This particular example features an extremely rare and desirable color combination and has been obviously well-loved since new; making it the perfect choice for any collector looking to add a special 126 to their collection.
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