1984 Mercedes Benz

500 sec

--Orient Red with Palomino leather interior, Palomino carpeting, 24,000 original miles, 5.0 liter V-8, Automatic Transmission.

The origins of the W126 Coupe date back to October 1973, when Mercedes Benz codenamed "Project W126," the project had specific goals: an improved ride, better handling, and improved fuel efficiency, as well as a brilliant new concept and design led by Mercedes-Benz's Bruno Sacco. After six years of development, the application of lighter materials and alloys combined with extensive wind tunnel testing to reduce overall drag, meant the car was a much more efficient package than its predecessor. The W126 was formally introduced at the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (International Motor Show, or IAA) in Frankfurt on September 1979.

This carefully kept collector example is superb in every respect – it has covered approximately 700 miles per year and has been serviced when and where needed. The factory maintenance booklet indicates service stampings to15k miles. Sold new by Astorg Motor Co. to Mr. R. Azar, who kept the SEC until 2001, when the car was passed on to its second owner, covering just 10,600 miles. Current ownership began in 2004 with just 19,000 miles and the car was leisurely enjoyed, accumulating just 5,000 miles in 17 years.

Original paintwork, leather, carpeting and woodwork all present in utterly fantastic condition and the original Becker Grand Prix radio is present, as are the original unopened tools and unused spare tire. In addition the original books, data plate, and showroom hang tags accompany the sale.

An extremely rare opportunity for the Mercedes collector, this unusual specification and color SEC is ready for immediate Concours or Touring use.

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