This 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC was first sold and titled in Tampa, Florida in May 1992. The current seller, a collector and enthusiast in Ohio, purchased the car in 2003 for their collection and have added approximately 1,500 miles. The car is finished in Impala Brown Metallic (441) over Beige (265) leather and powered by a fuel-injected 5.5-liter V8 paired to a four-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes fog lights, a power sunroof, cruise control, automatic climate control, power-adjustable and heated front seats w/memory, and various period-correct modifications. Service during the current ownership includes replacement of the front and rear brake pads, front shock absorbers, tie rods, steering damper and drag link, along with a transmission flush and filter change. The battery was replaced in 2021 along with new valve cover gaskets, a new A/C compressor, and all new belts. In addition, the seller has kept service records since acquiring the car in 2003, all of which will be included in the sale. This C126 now shows 74k miles and is offered with a leather binder containing the original owner’s manual, factory literature, the original First Aid kit, organized service records, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Ohio title.
The body is finished in Impala Brown Metallic (441) with color-matched lower cladding and bumpers. The coupe received a complete repaint to factory spec and color under the current owners tenure to address clouded original clear coat. External features include an electric metal sunroof with tilt function, fog lights, chrome trim, a power antenna, body-colored mirrors, and headlight washers. Slight delamination in the rear window is noted at the bottom right corner as shown in the gallery below.
BBS RF 3-piece wheels measuring 17x8.5″ have been installed and feature silver hardware and original center caps. The wheels are wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires measuring 235/45 on all four corners. Service includes replacement of the front and rear brake pads, front shock absorbers, tie rods, steering damper, and drag link for which receipts will be included.
The cabin features Beige (265) leather across the seats, door cards, armrest, and headrests. The two-tone black and beige dashboard and center console are accented with Burl Walnut veneer which remains free from any cracks. Amenities include heated and power-adjustable front seats, a dual-tone horn, automatic climate control, cruise control, and a period-correct Alpine head unit with CD function along withh an Alpine Mercedes-Benz CD changer mounted in the trunk. The stock Becker Grand prix head unit will be included in the sale. In addition, the center console under the armrest has been modified to show two cup holders and a 12v power supply.
The wood and 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 74k miles; approximately 1,500 of which were added by the seller.
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. Service during the current ownership includes replacement of the front and rear brake pads, front shock absorbers, tie rods, steering damper and drag link, along with a transmission flush and filter change. The battery was replaced in 2021 along with new valve cover gaskets, a new A/C compressor, and all new belts. More than 17 years worth of documented service records will accompany the car.
This C126 now shows 74k miles and is offered with a clean Ohio title, a leather binder containing the original owner’s manual, factory literature, the original First Aid kit, a clean Carfax report, and organized service records.
In his own words, Bruno Sacco recalled the C126 as the car with the most beautiful front end he had ever designed. The C126 coupe was a greatly anticipated replacement to the last Grand Touring coupe offered, the SLC class (which rembled an SL more than an S-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 and to this day the pillarless S-Class coupes hold a special place in enthusiasts hearts across the spectrum. The period correct modifications instantly transport us back 30 years and we wouldn't have it any other way.
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