Bruno Sacco the Italian car designer, who was associated with the Daimler Benz Group for over 25 years, designed this car for nearly 6 years before getting it up from the drawing board stage to the final product. The Mercedes-Benz 560SEL (or W126 the technical name) was the successor to the earlier W116 line of products.
The word ‘SEC’ meant special class (or Sonderklasse Einspritzmotor* Coupé in German).
Of all the S-class series car produced, this model had a continuous production run for 13 years starting from 1979. This particular coupé model known as Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC - C126 model was a Grand Tourer** model with a powerful 5.5 litre V8 engine and was produced during the years 1985-1991. About 29,000 of them were made.
* Sonderklasse means special class and Einspritzmotor is an injection engine (in German)
** a car used for long distance travel
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|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Only 1000 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||12 x 6.5 x 5.5|