1988 560SEC: Signal red w/24k miles!


1988 560SEC – 24k miles

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568 Signal Red/265 Creme Beige leather

Delivered new on 9-17-88 by Smythe European in San Jose CA by salesman Lee Karnes.

Carefully preserved from day one and recently out of a private collection in Marin County, CA.

Full handbooks including factory data card. Original keys and key fobs.

Original Spare. Original tool kit still in plastic bag. Original safety kit.

European headlamps w/height adjustment.
Sport springs. Just serviced. New tires.

Fully original paint as per infrared paint depth measurements although the slim panels below the headlamps were replaced/painted when the Euro lamps were installed.

Spectacular paint depth and gloss.
Exceptional exterior brightwork throughout. Perfect lenses/badges/lamps.

Fender/hood/door/deck lid bolts never disturbed.

Spotless engine bay. Spotless undercarriage. Flawless wheels. Virtually unblemished front/rear bumper covers.

Exceptional interior trim. Exceptional burl wood. Perfect package panel. Spotless door jamb hinge areas. Spotless fuel filler area. Spotless seat track hardware.

A potential MBCA national class winner.

Car and Driver noted in 1988 that the 560SEC “is not only a sporting coupe of staggering range and versatility but a sporting coupe unique in the automotive world today.”

And 30 years later these sleek and quick coupes have become highly collectible when in the condition of this signal red example. Exceptional 560SECs are very difficult to source. With only 8,706 US 560SECs constructed the SEC is far rarer than the highly valued 560SL which saw 45,469 units constructed.

An indicator of just how special an SEC was when new would be its cost relative to the SL. A new 1988 560SL cost $61,130 while a new SEC was $75,850.

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 29 years.

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