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When Mercedes-Benz introduced the four-seat SLC model in 1972, the company effectively blurred the lines between coupe and roadster body styles, offering the best of both worlds. Stuttgart has steadily produced a version of the sports coupe ever since, including the SEC beginning in the 1980s. In 1986, the SEC was upgraded with the concurrent 5.6-liter engine and equipped with a self-leveling hydropneumatic rear suspension, resulting in the best-performing Mercedes-Benz sports coupe to date. Built in a relatively modest quantity over the next five years, the sleek 560 SEC was an instant collectible.
This beautiful late-production example of Stuttgart’s handsome four-seat coupe is one of very few to be finished in rare Blackberry Pearl Metallic (DB 481U) paint and trimmed in cream beige leather. It was reportedly purchased new by Pamela O’Brien-Kimmet of Florida before being sold in the 2000s to New Jersey resident Kirk Yegarian, who installed an upgraded Becker radio with a CD player. The SEC passed briefly to a third owner in 2017, and now, under its current ownership, it displays less than 8,000 total miles. Accompanied by a tool kit, owner’s manuals, warranty booklet, and service invoices, this beguiling and extremely clean 560 SEC benefits from mild use – less than 300 miles per year, on average – resulting in a pristine and well-maintained example that should appeal to any Mercedes-Benz enthusiast.