Exclusive conversion of coupé into convertible (SGS Marbella) by Styling Garage Schenefeld
SGS delivered high-quality conversions with adequate body stiffness
– Rare and very elegant variant of the Mercedes W126.
– Vehicle was part of a collection for years and regularly driven
– As good as new, perfectly functioning power soft top
– Air conditioning, cruise control, 3-spoke Nardi wooden steering wheel
– Rootwood furnishing
– Contemporary radio with electric antenna
– Power seat adjustment front
– Numerous new parts installed according to the previous owner
– New climate compressor, dryer and expansion valve
– Classic Data appraisal 2020, Grade 2
– German registration and Oldtimer admission
One of fewer than 300 copies, according to the literature of the so-called SGS Marbella
Unbeatably prestigious, horrendously expensive, and when the chips are down, also amazingly fast – that’s the coupé version of Mercedes-Benz’s S-class from the W126 series. It comes as no surprise that this became the transport of choice not only for successful businesspeople, but also for characters of a more dubious reputation, temporarily tarnishing the image of what is undoubtedly one of the best-engineered cars of its era. Even by today’s standards, performance and ride quality are simply superb.
The coupé was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor show in 1981, two years after the S class sedan had been presented. It was only available with V8 engines, initially as 380 SEC and 500 SEC. After the 1985 model improvement, the former was replaced by the 420 SEC, and the 560 SEC was added. A total 74.060 coupés were built, making up less than 8 % of overall W126 output. As many of them became tuning victims or suffered under a clientele of 3rd and 4th hand owners who neglected maintenance, untinkered original examples are now becoming increasingly difficult to find.