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Date registered: May 2019
Vehicle: 1987 560 SEC (Ece)
Location: Perth Western Australia
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My mildly modified 560SEC
After posting a couple of pics of my 560 SEC recently a few of you have reached out and suggested that I start a new thread to post a few more pics and give a little bit more detail about the car.
Its a 1987 560 SEC (ECE)which was originally delivered under a 402 delivery code in German to Jackie Oliver from the UK on 30 April 1987. As it turn out this is the same Jackie Oliver who was a Formula 1 driver and also drove a GT40 to victory at Le Mans in 1969 and later went on to own Team Arrow an F-1 team in the UK around the same time he owned the SEC.
It appears he owned the car until 1992 where the car made its way through several owners before landing in Aberdeen, Scotland where is was purchased by Graham McGregor, the owner prior to me. In 1998 Graeme shipped to Perth Western Australia (where he had relocated) and owned the vehicle until April 2007 when I bought it.
I originally bought it as I was looking for a Porsche 928s to build as club/track car (back in my Porsche days) and stumbled across the car, drove it and fell in love with it. But so did my wife, who took it of me a drove it as daily car for around 4 years. Luckily it never became a stripped out track car.
In 2012 I took it off the road for a 3 month 'quick tidy up', repaint, retrim the seats etc, which turned into a 4 year project, involving extensive rust eradication, numerous minor body mods, full retrim interior, suspension rebuild. It was painted 3 times until I was happy, which also included suing the first painter in court for doing a balls-up of a job.
All of the disassembly, body work and reassembly was completed at my double garage at home with the help of my eldest son who is an amazingly talented panel beater (who specialises in resto and custom work).
The SLS has been removed and replaced with Eibach Springs, Bilstein Shocks and sits on 19 x 8.5 & 19 x 9.5 BBS LM reps.
The Paint is a custom mix of a 2014 Mercedes Brilliant Silver (with the medium metallic replaced with course metallic).
Anyways, feel free to fire back with some questions if you have them and happy to list any of the mods if anyone wants info.