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Lot 157: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC
29 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
1987 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC
Reg. Number: UK Registered
Chassis Number: TBA
Model: 500 SEC
The SEC was arguably the best (if not the most charismatic) coupe in the world when it was launched – but then it had a good starting point, being based on the S-Class saloon. Originally launched in 380 and 500 form, the SEC in its most basic variation came with 204bhp and steel wheels, with ABS only an optional extra until 1985.
The post-1985 facelift 420SEC was a much more accomplished all-rounder. The 500SEC was the range-topper for five years until the 560, and had a fairly lazy 240bhp engine. They also enjoyed electric seats, ABS and a walnut-veneered dash. Formidable then, fast and comfortable now, all SECs offer a lot of car for your money.
This SEC comes in a brown with brown leather colour combination. Complete with a full service history and bills, the car is described as being in good to excellent condition throughout. Notoriously ‘bullet-proof’ engines, this one has covered 150,000 miles but has many more ahead of it to be enjoyed. A very tidy example.