This Euro-spec 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC is finished in Midnight Blue (904) over Blue (262) leather. Originally ordered via the Hamburg branch of Mercedes-Benz, this car spent time in Japan before being imported to Canada 2005. It was later imported to the United States by the current owner in 2018 and shows 87k kilometers (~54k miles) from new. The car is powered by a 5.5-liter V8 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and features European-style bumpers and lighting, Recaro seats, and 17" AMG Aero I wheels. Recent service includes a complete timing chain replacement including guides, rails and tensioners within the last 600 miles, and in 2018 the car received an interior refresh and a transmission rebuild. This C126 is now offered in Georgia with factory literature, service records since 2003, 17” AMG Aero I wheels, an accident-free Carfax and clean Georgia title.
The body is finished in Midnight Blue (904) with polished bumper caps, beltline trim, and window surrounds. This Euro-market example features smaller European bumpers and euro-spec headlights with headlight wipers and amber turn signal lenses. A paint correction and sealant were applied in January 2021 and the paint is believed to be all original. The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage reported from its record of June 2005 through the present.
The factory 15″ Gullideckel wheels were replaced with era-correct 17” x 8” AMG Aero I Monoblock wheels wearing Michelin Pilot Sport 235/45 tires with 2013 date codes. Proper AMG blank center caps are installed on all four wheels and pictured in the gallery.
The cabin is trimmed in Blue leather (262) with burl wood trim and features heated Recaro front seats, an AMG steering wheel, power windows, a power sunroof, central locking, automatic climate control, cruise control, dual rear headrests, and a driver’s airbag. AMG branded floormats are installed in the front cabin footwells and pictured in the gallery. The original Becker Grand Prix cassette stereo is present and has been retrofitted with Bluetooth. Wood trim has been refinished under present ownership and no major cracks, chips or delamination is visible in the photographs.
The leather-wrapped AMG steering wheel frames a set of AMG-branded gauges with a 190-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 87k Km (~54k miles).
The fuel-injected 5.5-liter M117 V8 was factory rated at 296 horsepower with 336 lb-ft of torque in European spec and routes power to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. Recent work included a transmission rebuild in October 2018 as well as replacement of the idler arm bushings. Service within the last 600 miles includes a complete timing chain replacement including guides, rails and tensioners.
The Carfax report shows linear mileage updates and no accidents during time in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Georgia from June 2005 to 2022. This Euro SEC coupe is now offered with two keys, original manufacturer’s books and literature, original tool roll, a clean Carfax report and a clean Georgia title.
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