The 126 series was renowned for its exceptional build quality, and the unmistakable Bruno Sacco styling which influenced Mercedes for decades. Despite their significant price tag when new, the 126 series was the best selling S-Class of all time, and the 560 SEC is a top pick if you're looking for a modern Mercedes classic.
This particular example located in Pasedena California is finished in black (DB 040) with black full-leather trim (Code 261). The car is in excellent condition and comes with a meticulous maintenance history (see it here). The itemized records show over $60,000.00 (USD) worth of maintenance records since new.
The seller has confirmed the paint on this example is all original. Having been garaged it's whole life, it presents in excellent condition other than a few minor scratches only visible on close inspection (something you would expect with a 27 year old car). There is no rust whatsoever, helped by the fact the car has always resided in southern California. The SEC currently sits on polished Lorinser 17 inch alloy wheels, which provide a great stance and contrast to the gloss black body.
Inside, the original black leather trim is impressive for the vehicle's age, with no tears or rips. The seat bolsters look great with only a patch or two requiring a bit of leather conditioner to bring them in line with the rest of the trim. The rear seats appear as if they’ve never been used.
The current owner has had the car since May 2017, and has continued the tradition of meticulous maintenance. There are no mechanical issues or fluid leaks of any kind, and any issues have been promptly dealt with. A large number of parts have been replaced on the car, including the entire fuel system, drive axles, suspension, ignition system, vacuum lines, cruise control module, door lock systems and much more. Many of the older engine and transmission gaskets have also been replaced, as has the factory 4-speed automatic transmission, which shifts like new. All work undertaken has been recorded and the seller holds the invoices which will accompany the vehicle when sold.
For more information or to arrange an inspection, please contact Stephen by clicking the contact seller button at the top of this page.
Don't see these come up too often - this one an Australian delivered example of the 240K. Less than 50,000km from new, and asking a bit $67,888 AUD in August 2018. Worth every cent based on the condition of this example. The seller noted it was a one owner car and spending its whole life in Bathurst. Vehicle has been in dry storage for over 10 years and is complete rust free. Interior is outstanding and 100% original. Vehicle has just undergone a major service and roadworthy with all perished and worn parts replaced.
A few interesting features on this GTS, which we found advertised on gumtree South Africa in August 2018, asking R30,000.
The guards have been flared, and although the chassis number (plate) suggests the car is a 1978 onward model (which we've guessed as 78), the 10 inch wheels suggest that the car has had its 8.4 iunch disc brakes removed (only the 7.5 earlier brakes would fit). We did try contacting the seller at the time but weren't able to get further details of this example. Would be nice to bring it back to original.
Advertised on Trademe NZ in August 2018, this CSL was asking big $$ at $189,000 NZD, but rightly so as it appears to be a genuine CSL. The seller was copping a bit of criticism in the comments from those suggesting it wasn't genuine, but put that to rest confirming the chassis number and ID is in the correct range for a CSL (not that we know enough about these cars to confirm the same!).
Big bucks but an immaculate example built in August 1980 - this one was advertised on carsales in Sydney, during August 2018 - asking $48,990!
Looks immaculate, and clarly the previous owner has put a lot of time and money into the car - correctly being it back to factory spec as it should be.
This GTS-X Turbo was advertised on trademe NZ in August 2018, asking $7,500 NZD. Looks to be in fairly rough condition, but repairable..It has its factory red top RB20DET that hasn't been played with. Factory side mount intercooler, factory boost. 15 inch ssr mesh wheels with good tyres.
It's got a welded (in) and open diff (original held as spare), genuine Nardi steering wheel, 2 1/2 inch exhaust, Independent rear suspension, Tein super street fully adjustable suspension (uncertified) - also was offered with original springs as spares.
Another found on the stidebaker drivers club forum - thought we'd keep adding these in case the images fall off at some point. At the time of addin the car (2016), the owner at the time made the following comments about this car: 64V-17153, I purchased near St. Cloud, MN back in 1990 and drove it home. I believe it has been a MN car its entire life.
Very rusty parts car now sitting in my shed (needs a body donor). 259 with Powershift automatic, tan vinyl & cloth bucket seat interior, factory air conditioning. Production order image attached.