24K-Mile 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL V8

We are pleased to offer this impeccable 1986 Mercedes Benz W126 560 SEL finished in Anthracite Gray Metallic over a Palomino leather interior.  Embodying an era of quality, durability, and engineering, the W126 S-Class has become a modern classic that is rapidly gaining favor among the enthusiast community.  This 2-owner example is said to have been exceptionally well preserved throughout the years while always stored in a climate-controlled environment.  Powered by a robust 5.6 L V8 engine, this highly original 560 SEL is now being offered by its seller in New York with only 24,410 miles showing on the odometer.

The Anthracite Grey Metallic paint is noted to be in excellent condition along with all chrome, moldings and rubber seals (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery).  The factory 15-hole alloy wheels are retained and wear their originally installed Continental Super Contact tires.

Inside, the Palomino leather interior is reported to be in impressive condition with all gauges and accessories remaining fully functional.  Some noteworthy options include dual-tone horns, heated seats, power rear seats, a sunroof, an original Becker “Grand Prix” radio and decorative wood veneers throughout the cabin.

This luxury sedan is powered by a 5.6L type-M117 V8 engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission.  Approximately 238 HP and 287 lb.-ft of torque is sent to the rear wheels providing for effortless cruising.  With a recent service carried out including an oil and filter change as well as the replacements of the air filter and battery, this 560 SEL is said to be in excellent running order.

The car will be sold with all original manuals, a data card, 3 keys, an unused first aid kit, tool roll, and spare tire. Only 24,410 miles from new, this exceptional W126 is the perfect choice for any discerning Mercedes-Benz collector.

Auction Results

  • Buy now purchase price: $25,000
  • Auction End: Nov. 23, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
  • Number of Offers: 1
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Comments (29)

  • Buyer from Chicago, IL (60611) 3 days, 11 hoursago

    Purchased for $25,000

  • Pump993 (registered bidder) 3 days, 11 hoursago

    Hi
    It is not clear if the car did meet reserve and it is sold or if it is still available

  • JoeyBenz 3 days, 11 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $23,500

  • Gentrixaplled 3 days, 12 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $23,000

  • PlaPan (seller) 3 days, 12 hoursago

    @JoeyBenz You are welcome - I have owned many vintage MB cars and would like to say that any Mercedes enthusiast would be proud to own this 560.

  • JoeyBenz (registered bidder) 3 days, 12 hoursago

    @PlaPan thank you

  • PlaPan (seller) 3 days, 12 hoursago

    @JoeyBenz As mentioned in an earlier post - FYI - a perspective bidder had asked for paint measurements - hood is 7-10 mil (consistent with a re-spray) - rest of the car is 3-6 mil - this is a damage/accident/bodywork free 560SEL.

  • Lendou 3 days, 12 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $20,200

  • JoeyBenz (registered bidder) 3 days, 12 hoursago

    How many panels are painted ? Was it in a crash or scratches repainted ?

  • JoeyBenz 3 days, 12 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $19,900

  • Lendou 3 days, 12 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $18,900

  • Blok70 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $18,000

  • Lendou 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $17,500

  • PlaPan (seller) 3 days, 15 hoursago

    FYI - a perspective bidder had asked for paint measurements - hood is 7-10 mil (consistent with a re-spray) - rest of the car is 3-6 mil - this is a damage/accident/bodywork free 560SEL.

  • 356rehab 3 days, 17 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $17,000

  • PlaPan (seller) 3 days, 17 hoursago

    @356rehab - It is not original paint - has had some cosmetic work done in the past (done a long time ago and excellently) - only way one would know is by metering it - appearance, texture, consistency is outstanding. Also the pictures provide a very accurate representation of the condition of the paint.

    Everything works including the clock, the original Becker is intermittent (very common with these radios when not used much in the last 34 years).

    No ppi has been done - the Mercedes performs excellent and has no immediate needs that I am aware of besides that it is on it's original tires - it just had an oil/filter, air filter and battery (less than 200 miles ago).

    If the next owner wants to use the car actively they should go trough it to the extent they would be comfortable with.

  • 356rehab (registered bidder) 3 days, 19 hoursago

    @plaplan. Seller is the car have all original paint? If so can you rate the condition of the paint 1-10? Also does everything on the car work? Lastly has there been a PPI done in this car recently? Thx in advance

  • Lendou 5 days, 19 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $16,500

  • NK69K911 6 days, 10 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $15,555

  • PlaPan (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    Pictures of the undercarriage are now posted.

  • PlaPan (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @wmbrown Thanks - it shared space with 8 other cars - can go over the history with anyone interested in knowing it - feel free to contact me.

  • Lendou 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • NK69K911 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • Lendou 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • wmbrown (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Beautiful car -- Carfax shows 2004 mileage 23849. Why was the car driven so little in the past 16 years?

  • JoeyBenz 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • PlaPan (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @Lendou Absolutely no rust - was always stored in a climate controlled environment and not driven in winter - pictures of the undercarriage will be posted.

  • Lendou 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • Lendou (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Can the seller please post some pictures from the undercarriage? Beeing a NY car rust issues are very usual on same age similar cars
    Can the seller advise if there is any rust in the undercarriage ?
    Many thanks

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24K-Mile 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL V8
Purchase price: $25,000