1986 560SEC – Champagne/Palomino – 10k miles.

1986 560SEC – ID#WDBCA45D5GA229368
Champagne/Palomino – 10,300 original miles.

***SALE PENDING***

MFG date: 2/86 – Single owner – Full documentation from original sales invoice forward.
Full flawless handbooks – Original unused spare wheel/tire with the placard.
Original tool roll in unopened plastic bag – Original windshield – Original safety kit
Unused cigarette lighter – Clean Carfax – Miscellaneous service repair orders.
Full original set of keys – Original sales invoice – Copies of final payment checks.

This first year of production 560SEC was special ordered on 12-3-85 from Toyota East Mercedes-Benz
in Greenville, NC. The buyer was allowed $50,240 for his 7,200 mile 1985 500SEC as a
trade-in against the new 560SEC.

After a three month wait the buyer received his Champagne 560SEC on March 17, 1986.
It joined a 1977 450SEL (which I also have also purchased) with less than 10k miles
in the garage and became the family’s pride and joy.
Only used for special occasions and the occasional 5 minute drive to the owner’s
dental practice, the car has accumulated just over 10k miles.

It remains an exceptionally well preserved example of the stylish 560SEC series.
Cosmetics appear virtually new.
Paint depth and gloss is superb.
Unblemished bumper covers and lower side cladding.
Exterior brightwork appears virtually as new – Headlight/tail light lenses simply glow.
Front and rear polished aluminum bumper finishers are in exceptional condition.

The interior appears uniformly as new with negligible evidence of use – Headliner is flawless.
All leather surfaces remain supple and unblemished – All burlwood surfaces are superb.
Seat back netting is perfect – Steering wheel appears unused.
All switchgear labels and instrument faces/marking remain brilliant and bold.
Door panels show essentially no wear – Door hinge areas are spotless clean.

Carefully inspected and fully recommissioned locally – Work that included:
‘C’ Service – Air filters – Coolant service – Transmission service – Differential service.
Brake flush – New rear suspension accumulators/struts/bushings.
AC service and new AC compressor – Retrofitted to R134 refrigerant.
New brake booster and master cylinder and more…

A fully prepared investment grade 560SEC. Certainly one of the lowest mile 560SECs extant.
While it’s fairly easy to source extreme low mileage 560SLs, finding a 10k mile 560SEC is virtually
impossible. We’ve been trying for decades to find an SEC of this caliber.
Typically, many 560SLs were a second or third car and received limited use.
SECs tended to be used daily hence the rarity of extreme low mileage examples.

Roy Spencer 650-343-7980 – Global shipping gladly arranged.

Global references available – Pre-purchase inspections available locally.
Providing exceptional cars to the global Mercedes-Benz community for 26 years.
This SEC can be inspected at my facility in Burlingame, CA – 5 minutes south of SFO.

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One thought on “1986 560SEC – Champagne/Palomino – 10k miles.

  1. Bullit

    Dear Mr.Spencer,.
    Dear Roy,..

    a masterpiece for sale. I guess on an auction platform. Wonderful example in any sense.
    wonder that you sell this beauty. Hard to find…..may be Japan…but not my favorite origin.
    Good Luck with the auction , hope you reach >>>$60k….otherwise it comes back, I guess….will follow the race.

    Your 250CE/8 is of interest. there are not so many taking car for that model, but rare to find in good condition. specially with sunroof and the waterdrain is closed…..bad corrosion.! We had two in our family colour 904, MB Tex ?cremebrown. 250CE ….nice shiloutte…..

    I follow Dean Laumbach, also a specialsit in TOP CLEAN CARS as you. ! even without knowing you both , my sympathy goes out to your passion for highest and honest quality, nothing hidden- can buy blind. That results on auction always at the end with the biggest cherries for seller.
    As we Germans says……..Quality cost always more Money , but stays longest. Cheapest costs always triple&trouble.!

    I do follow your “Goldnugget”, my favorite colour……..and we keep in touch. I wish you Good Luck . regards Bullit.

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