Ahh, yes - the 560 S.E.C.... It was Princess Diana's favorite car so you know it's got class. Janet Jackson owned one so you know it's got style. Charles Shultz drove one so you know it's got character... But..., Micheal Shumacher - not sure if you know who he is. He's the greatest Formula 1 race car driver of all time - and also the highest paid athlete ever in the world. His off-track vehicle was none other than the Mercedes-Benz 560 S.E.C. They were the last of the hand-made Mercedes-Benz's from Stuttgart, Germany - just prior to over stylizing, a Chrysler buy-out and the use of sub-standard materials. There will never be another like it. Mercedes' goal in creating the 560 S.E.C. was simply, \To design the finest coupe ever made.\ They achieved their goal and automotive critics to this this day still give critical acclaim stating that, \No finer two door sedan has EVER been built.\ and, \Already a classic.\ The legendary Mercedes designer - Bruno Sacco - originally from Italy gave the car a bold, exotic, fastback look while still maintaining the Mercedes class and timeless look. It's sublime and yeah..., sexy, too... In back of the traditional land, sea and sky emblem, 300 German Thoroughbreds are harnessed. Form followed function with this vehicle. Nothing was imprecise. Nothing. On the Autobahn they referred to it as, \The Porsche Hunter.\ This particular vehicle is rare. There were only 5,476 produced at a cost of $70,000. It's rust free, accident free and at this price - just about free. It oozes wealth and is a symphony of engineering, craftsmanship and styling that makes driving an absolute pleasure. It puts you in another world.
**** May 5,2013 NADA VALUE GUIDE Update ****
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC
2 Door Coupe
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Base Price $68,000 $7,600 $10,750 $18,400.
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TOTAL PRICE: $68,000 $7,600 $10,650 $18.400.
*** IMPORTANT UPDATE on 9/07/12. I spent $1700. for the following to be done. The AC was tested & serviced - NO leaks! The AC was converted from the original R-12 to the new 134-A. She blows an ice cold 46 drgrees F.; it was given brand new brakes all around; a very thorough radiator flush; and lastly an oil change & lubrication.
SPECTACULAR!! Own A Piece of HAND BUILT German Engineering at its Finest!!!!
There is something about how the “right” color combination can really set off the appearance of a particular car.
This SEC looks as if it has been in a time capsule. Very carefully elderly adult owned and garaged all its original life. This SEC even smells like new. Runs and drives 100%. Everything works as it should. Absolutely Beautiful inside & out !!! Black with Palomino leather interior. It has a 272 hp gasoline engine that has lots of power - when you need it. !!! This MB engine is just broken in and will run another 300,000 + miles ! This car is SMOKE FREE & has been expertly maintained by MB mechanics - all its life. New Tires --- The Continental Touring tires have less than 1100 miles on them!!! This car is 1 of 5476 that was made in 1987 - Hand Made in Stuttgart,Germany. How many are in America?? How many in thise pristine condition?? This Fine & Ultra Rare vehicle cost $74,000 New.
**** In late 2010,the MB Classic Center in Stutgart,Germany declared the 560 SEC as a "YOUNG CLASSIC". That meant the MB Classic Center has started searching out the best examples,restoring them & selling them ,with a a MB Classic Center warranty attched to interested collectors.This Special classification in itself confirmed to many owners that the 560 SEC will have a place at the "classic table" in the MB world. That translates in a significant upward spiral of their valuation/pricing over the upcoming years.
According to www.oldcarsreport.com it is valued between $17,000 and $21,700. The NADA Value Guide is $17,800!!!! You will be amazed with the power and the precise handling. This 1987 Mercedes Benz 560 SEC (Sports Editiion Coupe) was the Mercedes-Benz flagship model from 1986 to 1991 and many still consider it the finest automobile engineered car Mercedes Benz has ever made. Rock solid -- this model was the SEC's, making it the rarest of all 500 Series.
****This model has also entered the Mercedes Benz Young Classic Car status with this model #1 rated cars being valued already at $45,000 according to the October, 2011 issue of Old Car Report Price Guide.****
Beautiful 2 door coupe, automatic transmission, 5.6 liter gasoline engine, leather interior, 4 wheel fully IND suspension, Ltd slip rear differentail, dual position memory seats with two temp heat, power windows, power locks, power steering, rear ac, defogger, cruise control, anti-theft system, factory power sunroof, driver airbag, passenger airbag, shoulder belt presenters, headlight washer wipers, factory first aid kit- loaded with every imaginable option. BEAUTIFUL & VERY WELL MAINTAINED --EXTRA RARE -- Classic --- 1987 MERCEDES BENZ-- 560 SEC. with Very Low -103,000 - pampered miles !! Garage Kept.The Leather seats have been maintained with expensive leather cream every 6-7 months. The ride is unbelievable - very quiet & smooth.
Here is your opportunity to own one of the worlds finest.
The Newer Upgrades are as follows: The body has no rust & the car was given a a ULtra High Quality paint job to freshen it up approx. 2.5 yrs. ago at $6700+. to keep it looking great. A new JVC AM/FM/CD radio was installed awhile ago to replace the original radio. The car starts right away, runs and drives very well. Brakes stop the car straight and the transmission shifts smoothly. This is a very reliable car. Let me first start out by saying that I wouldn't hesitate to drive this car tomorrow from Seattle to Maine and then back. This car was checked out from top to bottom mechanically and needs absolutely nothing. The engine and transmission are perfect, it doesn't leak anywhere, no noises coming from anywhere, and it's very smooth on the highway. All of the maintenance on the car is up to date. It drives like it just came out of the showroom and is ready to go anywhere.
*As a final note, all I can say is that this car is in close to showroom condition all around. If you're looking for a very well-maintained, ultra-low mileage Mercedes 560SEC that has always been babied, this is it. I'd be Very hard-pressed to find another one in nicer condition. Its been in a climate controllled facility for most of its life. If you fancy yourself a fan of a Classic Mercedes-Benz cars from when they truly led the world in quality, engineering and design, then this car is a Must-See.
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