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The Last Handmade Mercedes Benz is a True Classic German Muscle Car by Lance in Richmond on 02/28/2009. Trim: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC coupe, Owned 1 year.
Pros: One of the most beautiful cars ever built. The W126 Merceds Benz is very well made and a joy to drive. Heartpounding excelleration and highway comfort are a rare combination. Tromp the gas on a 560 and you will get a thrill that no Lexus, or Acura could ever match. It not just the speed, it's the smooth power delivery rivalled only by Rolls Royce. They are real head turners without being flashy. I highly recommend this car if you are looking for a classic car that you can drive everyday. The 1991 SEC was one of the safest cars ever engineered by Mercedes. It is the first production car to come standard with ABS, airbags and the first production car with crash absorbing crumple zones.
Cons: Be careful when buying an SEC. Do not let low mileage fool you. Very low miles means the car has been sitting for years. If you find one that has been sitting you will need to spend some money getting things replaced. As with all exotics, these cars can be incredibily expensive to fix. The hydrostatic rear suspesion option is a great option until repairs are needed. It could cost as much $2500 to replace the rear shocks. The airbag sensor costs $2000. These cars are bulletproof and very well made, but when something does wear out it will be expensive. 18 MPG is actually pretty good for a big V8 with this kind of power, but not for a comuter car.
Overall review: The 1991 SECs were the last hand made production cars Mercedes Benz ever built. The 126 SECs are made to be driven. Unlike most high dollar exotics, the SECs have plenty of room, and can be worked on by most mechanics. With proper care and maintenance, an SEC will go 300,000 without a major overhaul. With a 1991 sticker price of $85,850, (you could buy two 1991 Corvettes for less) the SEC was not for everyone. Royals, celebrities, athletes, doctors and high priced lawyers were the target market. Everything about the SEC oozes quality and style. Princess Diana's favorite car was her 126 SEC. Today you will find SECs ranging in price from $1,500 to $25,000. The most important part of the decision to buy, is the previous owner(s). Look for cars with the original radio, original wheels, glass, firstaid kit, toolkit, and jack. This is evidence that your car was adult owned and cared for. Be patient. Do not impulse buy one of these cars. Take your time.
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1991 560 sel FOR SALE - $6,000 Firm by houdini-magic on 05/07/2011. Trim: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL sedan, Owned 10 years.
Pros: EVERYTHING !
Overall review: A Real Classic. Alone in it's GREATNESS !
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A Classic when it hit the showroom by Tom from Sacramento, CA on 02/26/2004. Trim: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC coupe, Owned 4 years.
Pros: This has my dream car! I never get tired of looking at it, and neither do others It accelerates brakes and handles the road with ease. The dash is easy to read and controls are easy to reach. The visibility is excellent all around the vehicle. I am continually asked what year it is.
Cons: High profile vehicle, recently vandalized, $4,500 damage. I'm surprised it is rated a performance vehicle by insurance companies.
Overall review: A classic Mercedes, if you find one in good shape buy it. It rides sooo nicely, and the seats are tremendously more comfortable than my E class. I once asked my mechanic if he would hesitate buying a mercedes with 185,000 miles on it and he said, "No." I searched and bought this with 80,000 miles. It is such a pleasure to drive this car. I plan on driving it for many happy and trouble free miles and years to come.
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Last of the true, unAmericanized Mercedes-Benz's. by NeuKreuzer on 11/08/2003. Trim: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL sedan, Owned more than 10 years.
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Overall review: At 170,000 miles, theis car behaves like a trusted steed...loads of power and gobs of curb-appeal.
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cLEAR by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/17/2003. Trim: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC coupe, Owned less than 1 year.
Cons: Rust spots.
Overall review: It is a nice ryde cAR.
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