This is what has to be one of the lowest mile, best maintained W126 left in the world.
Perhaps economic hard times are hitting the royalty of the tiny principality, doubtful, but the Prince is selling off a number of cars from his deceased father’s royal collection. The no reserve auction set to take place on July 26 include this beautiful Mercedes 500 SEC.
More and more we see commentary in print and online about the W126 Benzs recognizing them as one of the greatest modern German icons. A recent Jalopnik article had a wonderful line about the W126 that really sums up these cars, “Just stick an old S-class sedan or SEC coupe in a Benz showroom today, and it will look like the proudest car there.” Well said indeed.
The Prince’s 500SEC with AMG accessories doesn’t represent the pinnacle of the W126 in terms of performance or rarity, but the famous ownership and ridiculously low mileage more than make up for that.
This car just looks perfect, the deep dark blue color covers the entire car. The paint has been extended with the standard AMG treatment to cover all the chrome, the grille, the wheels, etc. An AMG steering wheel is inside and an uninstalled set of expensive Recaro buckets is included with the car.
The Prince apparently bought the car new from the Monaco Mercedes dealership and put the limited miles on the car himself.
The sales estimate on the car is listed between $20,000 and $30,000. For the money one can expect a driving experience as if the car was new and certainly, if driven, 100s of thousands of miles of drivability on the reliable V8. The car comes with the original manuals and documentation.
Quite a unique opportunity for this special one owner car.