1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC
Coupe Car for sale by RM Auctions Inc in Auburn, Indiana 46706
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Classic Car Overview
20,000 - 30,000
- Formerly owned by John Magic Alex Madras of Apple Electronics fame
- Recently serviced
The Mercedes-Benz W126 was a series of flagship vehicles produced between 1979 and 1991. Previously underappreciated, these cars are now increasingly regarded as the pinnacle of Mercedes-Benz build quality. The imposing S-Class models are gaining respect and recognition among the classic car fraternity, and leading the pack is the range-topping 560 SEC produced from 1985 until 1991.
The updated S-Class models, including the example offered here, include electronic automatic climate control, an electronically adjustable steering column, and leather steering-wheel and shift-lever trim, among other additions. Heated front seats were included at the factory as standard equipment on the 560 SEC and optional on the rest of the lineup. Regarded as the ultimate luxury Mercedes-Benz of the day, it was one of the worlds most expensive cars when produced and came comprehensively equipped as standard.
This stunning 560 SEC is presented elegantly in red with a light grey leather interior. It was first registered in Windsor on registration plate TEN 444 by a Mr Hussein Muhammed Alkandri. It then passed into the care of Mr John Madras of London in late 1990. Madras was more commonly known as Magic Alex during his time as the head of Apple Electronics, and he worked closely with the Beatles and John Lennon in particular. Due to the cars low mileage fewer than 60,000 kilometres from new and excellent condition, it has clearly been taken care of properly and is a fine example of the breed.
One of the best luxury cars of its day, this is perhaps the ideal car for those looking to motor around in typical 80s splendour. As the luxury sports car of the 1980s come to be more appreciated in the years to come, the collectability of this ultra-luxurious Mercedes is almost certain to increase.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf19.
Vehicle History Report
Classic Car ID101209289
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