This 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL AMG has been a California car since new and currently shows only 43k miles. Finished in Black (040) over Black (261) leather interior, power is provided from an M117 5.5-liter V8 paired with an upgraded 722.6 five-speed automatic transmission and 3.27 rear end. Equipment includes a full AMG kit, AMG OZ Aero III wheels, sliding steel sunroof, burl wood trim, automatic climate control, power-adjustable and heated front seats and rear bench, an Alpine head unit, Audison subwoofer, and rear passenger footrests. Service performed in 2018 included new suspension bushings and components, engine mounts, transmission mounts, spark plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor, and fuel injectors. A modern coilover suspension with height and damping adjustment was also installed. This W126 is now offered by the selling dealer on consignment with manufacturer’s books & literature, a factory tool roll, two keys, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title.
The bodywork is finished in Black (040) with matching lower cladding and painted trim. The car is equipped with a sliding steel sunroof, headlight wipers, and a full AMG body kit including front lip, side skirts, rear apron, and dual exhaust tips. The body received a full repaint in the original color in 2018. Additional photos in the gallery below show the condition of the paint which is noted to be excellent all around. Only a minor blemish on the front passenger fender and rear quarter panel are noted and can be seen in the gallery. Euro bumpers and headlights are also installed and were believed to have been fitted by AMG when the kit was added.
Authentic OZ Racing Aero III wheels wear Sumitomo HZR tires which were installed in 2018 and most closely match the tread design of the tires which would've been used in period when the car was new. The tires measure 245/45 up front and 275/40 in the rear. The wheels were professionally refinished and show AMG stamped across each face. Custom coilover suspension has been fitted which provide height and damping adjustability.
The seating surfaces are upholstered in Black leather (261) with wood veneers accenting the matching lower dashboard, center console, and door panels. Amenities include central locking, automatic climate control, a trunk mounted Audison subwoofer mated to an Alpine head unit, cruise control, dual front airbags, and carpeted floor mats with rear passenger footrests. In addition to front power-adjustable and heated seats with position memory, the rear bench seats are also power-adjustable and heated.
A leather and wood-wrapped steering wheel frames a 190-mph speedometer and a 7k-rpm tachometer with an integrated analog clock along. Additional gauges display fuel level, oil pressure, coolant temperature, and instant economy. The six-digit mechanical odometer indicates 43k miles.
The 5.5-liter M117 V8 was factory rated at 238 horsepower and 287 lb-ft of torque when new. In 2018 an updated 722.6 five-speed automatic transmission and TCU was installed along with a 3.27 rear end upgrade. Additional work performed included new suspension bushings and components, custom coilovers, engine mounts, transmission mounts, spark plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor, and fuel injectors.
Thorough underbody photos are viewable in the gallery. A fully stainless steel exhaust system was installed in 2018.
The Carfax report shows linear mileage updates and no accidents or other damage. The seller notes the car may not pass California smog due to the high flow catalytic converters. Now with only 43k miles, this 560SEL AMG is offered with manufacturer’s books & literature, two keys, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title.
Driving videos have been added below.
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