1991 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC

$32,900

Description

This is a special class coupe, this C126 Mercedes-Benz from 1991. This example is one of only 2,138 560 SEC models made in 1991, the car's final model year. The previous Arizona owner took loving care of this car since 2010 and the car is sold on a clean Carfax.

Made in May 1991 at Mercedes-Benz's Sindelfingen, Germany factory, this big Benz is finished in Smoke Silver Metallic (code 702). The paint and trim are in overall very good order but there are a few paint chips visible on the leading edge of the hood and front bumper. The car's body carries a drag coefficient of 0.34, which was quite good for such a large coupe 30 years ago. The body is solid, the cargo area is clean and engine bay is extremely tidy. The car's body-colored bumpers fit tightly to the body.

This Benz rolls on Michelin Primacy MXV4 radials, size 205/65R15 at every corner. Each one is mounted onto a BBS aluminum alloy wheel. The wheels present with some scrapes and blemishes while the tires are in very good condition.

Under the hood is a 5.5L SOHC all-aluminum V-8 engine (code M117) with Bosch KE electronic fuel injection. The motor is linked to a four-speed automatic transmission (code 4G-TRONIC). This car received a new distributor cap, spark plugs and ignition wiring in 2021. Driver convenience features include electronic climate control (code 581), power rack-and-pinion steering, power four-wheel disc brakes, sunroof (code 412), power windows, cruise control, power locks, power sideview mirrors, power and heated front seats (code 873) with memory and power antenna. The refrigerant in the car's air-conditioning system was converted to R134a in 2021, according to the previous owner.

Safety equipment includes dual front airbags (code 291), anti-lock brakes, traction control, anti-theft system (code 551) and headlight wipers.

The car's beige leather interior (code 265) is believed to be original. The front buckets and rear seats look very good overall, with some minor wear visible on the driver's side seat bolsters as testimony to enjoying the car. The matching headliner and four-spoke steering wheel are in fine shape. The brown-over-tan dashboard offer color contrast and looks great while the inner door liners have held up well. The center console, dash and door panels all have burled walnut accents, and there is a crack in the one on the driver's door. The console and console-mounted shift lever all look great and a factory AM/FM stereo with cassette deck and six speakers completes the interior.

The W126 class carried a bevy of firsts in multiple facets:

• Use of high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) sheet steel

• Standard anti-lock brakes
• Seatbelt pre-tensioners
• Front and rear crumple zones
• Fluted taillamps to maintain visibility even when dirty
• Dual front airbags
• Traction control and center high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL)
• Courtesy lights on the doors' underside to see the pavement when exiting the vehicle at night
• Rear reading lamps
• Exterior temperature sensor with LC display
• World's first seat belt presenters
• Haptic power seat switches
• Factory theft-deterrent system
• Topographical sensor in the four-speed automatic transmission + throttle pedal position
• First trip computer option

Competition to this Benz in 1991 included Aston Martin's Virage, Audi's Coupe, Ford's Thunderbird Super Coupe, Jaguar's XJ-S and Porsche's 928.

Documentation includes original leather zippered binder containing original owner's manual, original stereo guide, original dealer directory for U.S., Canada, original car care guide and more.

Grand tourers like this one seem to come along once in a generation. This big Benz was the pinnacle of engineering and style to some people, which is what helps it maintain its allure after three decades. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars and check out its charms for yourself!

VIN: WDBCA45E8MA609020

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 93,503 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title.

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Highlights

  • One of only 2,138 560 SECs made in 1991
  • Final model year and original example
  • Previous Arizona owner cared lovingly for this model since 2010
  • 5.5L SOHC allaluminum V8 engine (code M117) with Bosch KE electronic fuel injection
  • Fourspeed automatic transmission (4GTRONIC)
  • Smoke Silver Metallic exterior (code 702) and Beige leather interior (code 265)
  • New distributor cap, spark plugs and ignition wiring added in 2021
  • Airconditioning (code 581) converted to R134a refrigerant in 2021
  • Power steering, power fourwheel brakes, sunroof (code 412), power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power and heated front seats (code 873) with memory and power antenna
  • Dual front airbags, antilock brakes, traction control (code 471) antitheft system, (code 551) and headlight wipers
  • Factory tool kit with storage bag, a spare wheel and tire and jack
  • 112.2inch wheelbase
  • Documentation includes original leather zippered binder containing original owner's manual, original stereo guide, original dealer directory for U.S., Canada, original car care guide and more
  • Two owner car with a Clean Carfax
Stock #
210912
Vin:
WDBCA45E8MA609020
Engine:
5.6L V8 16V
Transmission:
4-Speed Automatic
Mileage:
93,953