Bid for your chance to own this 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Euro w/54k miles only on The MB Market. Finished in Midnight Blue (904) over Blue (262) leather, this Euro-spec C126 features a more powerful European powerplant, Euro bumpers/headlights and 17" AMG Aero 1 wheels.

drosemont1 said:

Thank you all for the spirited bidding, she's going to a great home, I'm happy!

paint reflection

Zero overspray found i also took a magnet to car and found no evidence of filler

Alert I am including the following with sale OEM wheels with new tires OEM Steering Wheel with airbag OEM springs and rear HR springs OEM Odometer face plate Thank you all for your interest

Mileage 100% accurate 54K I had called previous owner, from 2005 in Canada, he states paint is original, I looked for any signs of re spray, I cannot find any.

Thank you, Bob, I watched that Wheeler Dealer episode again last weekend, so awesome!

Holy cow, yes sir, hope you've been well. I hope you like the AMG touches

1) Suspension is front Bilsteins with HR springs rear springs and shocks stock, functioning perfectly. I do have the rear HR springs also to discuss 2) Seat bladders-controlled by seat switches, OEM door switches control all other functions. This can easily be changed to work off of Recaro switches, I preferred to use OEM switches on doors. Stock seats available to negotiate after auction, also in beautiful condition

If memory serves me, cars which were new to US, had an additional requirement. This car has already been licensed in US, so just needs to pass Smog

To license in Calif, you will need to add cats, if you check on MB forums, you will find several euro car owners in Calif have registered their cars. I had a euro E24 BMW I added cats, I was able to register in California, I grew up in the Bay Area

Yes, four years ago, we all believed cars needed to have an 822 code to be 300hp. We were wrong 4 years ago, read my lengthy comments from earlier today. If you'd like me to walk you thru it again, text me, you have my number. She runs strong and truly represents the way all versions should have left the factory. I've driven both US and Euro versions and it is hard to believe the US versions were neutered to such a degree.

Before deeper investigation, some felt it was not the 300hp version, myself included, because no 822 code on build sheet. It was later confirmed all Euro cars produced for European Market mid 88 on were only produced with 300hp. I myself was not aware until I did the research on the MB Boards. Here is the scoop on the engines and changes, you can see, my girl is a model 2.1 Joined Jul 16, 2004 5,212 Posts #120 • 3 mo ago I came upon this posting on 'sistership' OzbenZ recently and felt our membership might benefit as well. John Green is a well respected Mercedes enthusiast from Down Under and regular contributor to that forum. I have yet to see a better explanation. Thank you John. MBL *** Had to type this out for someone else so thought I would share it here as well. All W126’s can be broadly categorised as “series 1” and “series 2” The change is October 1985 From October 1985 the 560SEL and SEC could be ordered with option code 822 Code 822 ran from October 85 to March 88 and applied ONLY to the 560SEL and SEC Code 822 was never used for the series 1 W126’s Code 822 could not be ordered with a 420 or 500 engine. Vehicles with code 822 were 10.0:1 compression and 220kw, the standard engine was 8.5:1 compression and 185kw Engines with code 822 have the letters HV stamped after the engine number. Code 822 was NEVER offered as an option for Australian delivered cars From March 1988 there was a mini model update, if you like you could call it “series 2.1” This was from chassis A 363799 onwards, with the exception of the following chassis numbers A 360603,A 360655,A 360679,A 362163,A 362184,A 362368,A 362452,A 362494,A 362538,A 362542,A 362553,A 362557,A 362601,A 362610, A 362621,A 362626,A 362630,A 362635,A 362640,A 362648,A 362651,A 362654,A 362660,A 362662,A 362673,A 362680,A 362687,A 362690, A 362696,A 362698,A 362732,A 362736,A 362737,A 362747,A 362770,A 362787,A 362791,A 362799-A 362802,A 362810,A 362814,A 362820, A 362824,A 362834,A 362838,A 362845,A 362847,A 362853,A 362867,A 362872,A 362879,A 362883,A 362899,A 362913,A 362914,A 362916, A 362918,A 362923,A 362928,A 362930,A 362932,A 362934,A 362937,A 362940,A 362942,A 362948,A 362950-A 362954,A 362958,A 362962, A 362967,A 362972,A 362974,A 362980,A 362984,A 362986,A 362989,A 362992,A 362994,A 362995,A 362998,A 363001,A 363009,A 363015, A 363020,A 363024,A 363030,A 363031,A 363033,A 363037, A 363039,A 363041,A 363043,A 363045,A 363047,A 363049,A 363050,A 363053,A 363055,A 363060,A 363061,A 363066,A 363068,A 363071, A 363073,A 363075,A 363079,A 363085,A 363090,A 363091,A 363095,A 363102,A 363109,A 363111,A 363112,A 363114,A 363122,A 363127, A 363129,A 363131,A 363134,A 363138,A 363139,A 363143,A 363148,A 363156,A 363157,A 363161,A 363162,A 363167,A 363168,A 363175, A 363176,A 363182,A 363186,A 363188,A 363190,A 363201,A 363202,A 363204,A 363215,A 363220,A 363226,A 363229,A 363231,A 363235, A 363237-A 363239,A 363243,A 363245,A 363247,A 363253,A 363254,A 363258,A 363261,A 363266,A 363272-A 363275,A 363279,A 363284, A 363285,A 363290,A 363291,A 363304,A 363306,A 363309,A 363310,A 363311,A 363314,A 363320,A 363324,A 363331,A 363334,A 363335, A 363339,A 363340,A 363347,A 363350,A 363353,A 363359, A 363366,A 363371,A 363377,A 363379,A 363383,A 363387,A 363388,A 363395,A 363396,A 363404,A 363406,A 363412,A 363415,A 363417, A 363419,A 363427,A 363435,A 363437,A 363439,A 363450,A 363455,A 363456,A 363459,A 363462,A 363464,A 363468,A 363469,A 363474, A 363475,A 363479,A 363482,A 363485,A 363486,A 363489,A 363492,A 363497,A 363501,A 363505,A 363508,A 363517,A 363518,A 363527, A 363533,A 363540,A 363543,A 363548,A 363550,A 363551,A 363553,A 363555,A 363557,A 363559,A 363561,A 363564,A 363573,A 363579, A 363583,A 363585,A 363593,A 363595,A 363598,A 363604,A 363605,A 363611,A 363618,A 363620,A 363622,A 363629,A 363631,A 363641, A 363643,A 363651,A 363653,A 363661,A 363664,A 363670,A 363675,A 363680,A 363683,A 363690,A 363703,A 363705,A 363714,A 363716, A 363721,A 363723,A 363730,A 363734,A 363745,A 363754, A 363758,A 363760,A 363764-A 363766,A 363771,A 363774,A 363776,A 363779,A 363782. The code 822 was cancelled and was no longer a “tick the box” option for someone ordering a new car. The 420,500 and 560 engines were now all available in either 8.5:1 or 10.0:1 compression If the engine was a 10:1 compressions engine it was stamped after the engine number, the term HV was no longer used. The engine that was supplied in the car was dependent on the country the vehicle was ordered in. Countries with restrictive emissions laws got 8.5:1 compression engines, countries that didn’t mind killing off baby seals got 10.0:1 compressions engines. The following counties had 10.0:1 compression engines as standard: UK, Hong Kong, Japan, RSA, all of Europe except Switzerland. - The following countries had 8.5:1 compression engines Australia, USA, Canada - As code 822 no longer existed, you had to look for country of delivery and the build sheet (what parts were used) to determine if it had a 10:1 compressions engine. So as a summary: no such thing as a series 1 W126 with an HV engine before chassis A363798, you could only get a 560 HV engine and it was expressed as a code on the datacard and HV after the engine number after chassis A363799 you could get a 10:1 compressions 420, 500 or 560 engine if the vehicle was ordered for delivery in certain countries and it had 10:1 stamped after the engine number.

I have a cell quality undercarriage pic, Ill try to post, I did not have lift access when hi quality camera available. Paint is all original to my knowledge, no known accidents, scuffs are shown in pics. Car is 49 state compliant and is not Cat equipped, she is just how she left the factory. This is a euro market car, not a Japanese equipped car. Licensed in Ga currently, insured by Grundy

Fully euro car reading in Kilometers, interior refresh completed this year, headliner refresh, wood restore to showroom condition and Electric Classic Recaros added with AMG steering wheel and AMG dial to complete AMG Tribute Car ice cold R12 also

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## Euro 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

drosemont1 said:

`Thank you all for the spirited bidding, she's going to a great home, I'm happy!`

## Euro 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

drosemont1 said:

`paint reflection`

## Euro 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

drosemont1 said:

`Zero overspray found i also took a magnet to car and found no evidence of filler`

## Euro 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

drosemont1 said:

`Alert I am including the following with sale OEM wheels with new tires OEM Steering Wheel with airbag OEM springs and rear HR springs OEM Odometer face plate Thank you all for your interest`

## Euro 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

drosemont1 said:

`Mileage 100% accurate 54K I had called previous owner, from 2005 in Canada, he states paint is original, I looked for any signs of re spray, I cannot find any.`

## Euro 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

drosemont1 said:

`Thank you, Bob, I watched that Wheeler Dealer episode again last weekend, so awesome!`

## Euro 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

drosemont1 said:

`Holy cow, yes sir, hope you've been well. I hope you like the AMG touches`

## Euro 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

drosemont1 said:

`1) Suspension is front Bilsteins with HR springs rear springs and shocks stock, functioning perfectly. I do have the rear HR springs also to discuss 2) Seat bladders-controlled by seat switches, OEM door switches control all other functions. This can easily be changed to work off of Recaro switches, I preferred to use OEM switches on doors. Stock seats available to negotiate after auction, also in beautiful condition`

## Euro 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

drosemont1 said:

`If memory serves me, cars which were new to US, had an additional requirement. This car has already been licensed in US, so just needs to pass Smog`

## Euro 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

drosemont1 said:

`To license in Calif, you will need to add cats, if you check on MB forums, you will find several euro car owners in Calif have registered their cars. I had a euro E24 BMW I added cats, I was able to register in California, I grew up in the Bay Area`

## Euro 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

drosemont1 said:

`Yes, four years ago, we all believed cars needed to have an 822 code to be 300hp. We were wrong 4 years ago, read my lengthy comments from earlier today. If you'd like me to walk you thru it again, text me, you have my number. She runs strong and truly represents the way all versions should have left the factory. I've driven both US and Euro versions and it is hard to believe the US versions were neutered to such a degree.`

## Euro 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

drosemont1 said:

`Before deeper investigation, some felt it was not the 300hp version, myself included, because no 822 code on build sheet. It was later confirmed all Euro cars produced for European Market mid 88 on were only produced with 300hp. I myself was not aware until I did the research on the MB Boards. Here is the scoop on the engines and changes, you can see, my girl is a model 2.1 Joined Jul 16, 2004 5,212 Posts #120 • 3 mo ago I came upon this posting on 'sistership' OzbenZ recently and felt our membership might benefit as well. John Green is a well respected Mercedes enthusiast from Down Under and regular contributor to that forum. I have yet to see a better explanation. Thank you John. MBL *** Had to type this out for someone else so thought I would share it here as well. All W126’s can be broadly categorised as “series 1” and “series 2” The change is October 1985 From October 1985 the 560SEL and SEC could be ordered with option code 822 Code 822 ran from October 85 to March 88 and applied ONLY to the 560SEL and SEC Code 822 was never used for the series 1 W126’s Code 822 could not be ordered with a 420 or 500 engine. Vehicles with code 822 were 10.0:1 compression and 220kw, the standard engine was 8.5:1 compression and 185kw Engines with code 822 have the letters HV stamped after the engine number. Code 822 was NEVER offered as an option for Australian delivered cars From March 1988 there was a mini model update, if you like you could call it “series 2.1” This was from chassis A 363799 onwards, with the exception of the following chassis numbers A 360603,A 360655,A 360679,A 362163,A 362184,A 362368,A 362452,A 362494,A 362538,A 362542,A 362553,A 362557,A 362601,A 362610, A 362621,A 362626,A 362630,A 362635,A 362640,A 362648,A 362651,A 362654,A 362660,A 362662,A 362673,A 362680,A 362687,A 362690, A 362696,A 362698,A 362732,A 362736,A 362737,A 362747,A 362770,A 362787,A 362791,A 362799-A 362802,A 362810,A 362814,A 362820, A 362824,A 362834,A 362838,A 362845,A 362847,A 362853,A 362867,A 362872,A 362879,A 362883,A 362899,A 362913,A 362914,A 362916, A 362918,A 362923,A 362928,A 362930,A 362932,A 362934,A 362937,A 362940,A 362942,A 362948,A 362950-A 362954,A 362958,A 362962, A 362967,A 362972,A 362974,A 362980,A 362984,A 362986,A 362989,A 362992,A 362994,A 362995,A 362998,A 363001,A 363009,A 363015, A 363020,A 363024,A 363030,A 363031,A 363033,A 363037, A 363039,A 363041,A 363043,A 363045,A 363047,A 363049,A 363050,A 363053,A 363055,A 363060,A 363061,A 363066,A 363068,A 363071, A 363073,A 363075,A 363079,A 363085,A 363090,A 363091,A 363095,A 363102,A 363109,A 363111,A 363112,A 363114,A 363122,A 363127, A 363129,A 363131,A 363134,A 363138,A 363139,A 363143,A 363148,A 363156,A 363157,A 363161,A 363162,A 363167,A 363168,A 363175, A 363176,A 363182,A 363186,A 363188,A 363190,A 363201,A 363202,A 363204,A 363215,A 363220,A 363226,A 363229,A 363231,A 363235, A 363237-A 363239,A 363243,A 363245,A 363247,A 363253,A 363254,A 363258,A 363261,A 363266,A 363272-A 363275,A 363279,A 363284, A 363285,A 363290,A 363291,A 363304,A 363306,A 363309,A 363310,A 363311,A 363314,A 363320,A 363324,A 363331,A 363334,A 363335, A 363339,A 363340,A 363347,A 363350,A 363353,A 363359, A 363366,A 363371,A 363377,A 363379,A 363383,A 363387,A 363388,A 363395,A 363396,A 363404,A 363406,A 363412,A 363415,A 363417, A 363419,A 363427,A 363435,A 363437,A 363439,A 363450,A 363455,A 363456,A 363459,A 363462,A 363464,A 363468,A 363469,A 363474, A 363475,A 363479,A 363482,A 363485,A 363486,A 363489,A 363492,A 363497,A 363501,A 363505,A 363508,A 363517,A 363518,A 363527, A 363533,A 363540,A 363543,A 363548,A 363550,A 363551,A 363553,A 363555,A 363557,A 363559,A 363561,A 363564,A 363573,A 363579, A 363583,A 363585,A 363593,A 363595,A 363598,A 363604,A 363605,A 363611,A 363618,A 363620,A 363622,A 363629,A 363631,A 363641, A 363643,A 363651,A 363653,A 363661,A 363664,A 363670,A 363675,A 363680,A 363683,A 363690,A 363703,A 363705,A 363714,A 363716, A 363721,A 363723,A 363730,A 363734,A 363745,A 363754, A 363758,A 363760,A 363764-A 363766,A 363771,A 363774,A 363776,A 363779,A 363782. The code 822 was cancelled and was no longer a “tick the box” option for someone ordering a new car. The 420,500 and 560 engines were now all available in either 8.5:1 or 10.0:1 compression If the engine was a 10:1 compressions engine it was stamped after the engine number, the term HV was no longer used. The engine that was supplied in the car was dependent on the country the vehicle was ordered in. Countries with restrictive emissions laws got 8.5:1 compression engines, countries that didn’t mind killing off baby seals got 10.0:1 compressions engines. The following counties had 10.0:1 compression engines as standard: UK, Hong Kong, Japan, RSA, all of Europe except Switzerland. - The following countries had 8.5:1 compression engines Australia, USA, Canada - As code 822 no longer existed, you had to look for country of delivery and the build sheet (what parts were used) to determine if it had a 10:1 compressions engine. So as a summary: no such thing as a series 1 W126 with an HV engine before chassis A363798, you could only get a 560 HV engine and it was expressed as a code on the datacard and HV after the engine number after chassis A363799 you could get a 10:1 compressions 420, 500 or 560 engine if the vehicle was ordered for delivery in certain countries and it had 10:1 stamped after the engine number.`

## Euro 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

drosemont1 said:

`I have a cell quality undercarriage pic, Ill try to post, I did not have lift access when hi quality camera available. Paint is all original to my knowledge, no known accidents, scuffs are shown in pics. Car is 49 state compliant and is not Cat equipped, she is just how she left the factory. This is a euro market car, not a Japanese equipped car. Licensed in Ga currently, insured by Grundy`

## Euro 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

drosemont1 said:

`Fully euro car reading in Kilometers, interior refresh completed this year, headliner refresh, wood restore to showroom condition and Electric Classic Recaros added with AMG steering wheel and AMG dial to complete AMG Tribute Car ice cold R12 also`