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The Mercedes-Benz '126' range was a series of flagship vehicles produced between 1979 and 1991. Now regarded as the pinnacle of Mercedes build quality, 'S' Class models are now gently gaining respect and recognition in the classic car world, and none more so than the range-topping 560 SEC produced from 1985 until 1991. Regarded as the ultimate luxury coupe of the day, it was one of the most expensive cars in the world at the time and came comprehensively equipped as standard. The standard specification included heated electric seats with memory, a limited slip diff, electric steering, self-levelling suspension and ABS. Bruno Sacco headed the design team for the Mercedes W126 S-Class series and he stated that the coherent line of evolution in Mercedes models is the main reason for the long life of a Mercedes and was proud of the fact that reliability was being achieved even as levels of comfort, safety, and fuel consumption were all being improved at the same time. The SEC body shape was more efficient than the SLC and saloon models, and the length of the car between the centre cross member and rear suspension attachment points was reduced by 3 inches and the car was lowered by 1.2 inches, completing the dramatic look of the SEC Coupe. This left-hand drive, one owner car, originally supplied new to Germany, shows a modest 38,000km on the odometer and is stunningly presented along with a comprehensive history which equates nicely with the condition of the car. All the original factory order paperwork is present, along with all service invoices which certainly are consistent with the cars wonderful condition. Further detailing on the non period BBS wheels is also featured. We are excited to offer this ‘modern classic' without reserve, suggesting that this is an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a low mileage, single ownership icon of the 1980s. Truly outstanding.