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Most likely Germany or somewhere in Europe since it was a pretty niche market I think.
 

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I haven't seen one, but would think it a great car. I really like my SD, as opposed to an SDL. A nice driver's car.
 

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The short version doesn't have hydraulic rear suspension which is, I gotta admit a good thing!
560 SE have self-levelling (hydropneumatic) suspension at the rear as a standard equipment.
And here, in Europe, any w126 could be equipped with self-levelling (hydropneumatic) rear suspension as an optional equipment.

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560 SE have self-levelling (hydropneumatic) suspension at the rear as a standard equipment.
And here, in Europe, any w126 could be equipped with self-levelling (hydropneumatic) rear suspension as an optional equipment.

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Thanks for clarification. How about SLS also in the front? I think it has to be cool but haven't seen it in person.
 

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SLS in the front? The self leveling suspension was to keep the car from dropping in the rear under heavy tow/luggage loads.

I cant see how the weight is going to very in the front? Im guessing your more talking about jiggy-jiggy bouncy airbag type effect?
 

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SLS in the front? The self leveling suspension was to keep the car from dropping in the rear under heavy tow/luggage loads.

I cant see how the weight is going to very in the front? Im guessing your more talking about jiggy-jiggy bouncy airbag type effect?
The W126 carried forward the self-leveling hydropneumatic suspension of the W116 450 SEL 6.9 model. There were two versions of the self-leveling suspension for the sedan: a rear only hydraulic suspension using two nitrogen ballasts to automatically level the car, and a four-wheel hydraulic leveling system that could be set in three positions. The coupés were only available with the rear-leveling from the factory. In the US, rear-leveling was standard on both the 560 SEC and the 560 SEL, and optional on the 500 SEC and SEL. The four-wheel hydraulic leveling system was never made available for North American-market cars.

Mercedes-Benz W126 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

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I crossed France in a '86 560SE 300hp (option code 822) a few years ago. Very nice car. It wasn't equipped with the hydropneumatic suspesion. I don't know if it had SLS in the back. it was dark blue 904 with grey leather interior.
 

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I crossed France in a '86 560SE 300hp (option code 822) a few years ago. Very nice car. It wasn't equipped with the hydropneumatic suspesion. I don't know if it had SLS in the back. it was dark blue 904 with grey leather interior.
Maybe it was a SEL? :confused:
The 560 SE was made between 04.1988 - 01.1991.
 

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I clicked on some of the links...gotta say that there wasn't a bad car among them.

"Kein Wartungsstau"

I have to say that the Konstanz dealer had some cool photos...that's the kind of used car dealership I could get excited about.

- Bildergalerie

BTW, love my Gen2 Euro shorty...perfect marriage of chassis and wheel base. Could definitely see myself in a 560 in the near future...
 

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Shorty's are great, and Greeny unless you can prise it from a member from the UK who used to post here and made his own, you are not going to find a RHD 560 SE.
 

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Maybe it was a SEL? :confused:
The 560 SE was made between 04.1988 - 01.1991.
I'm positive it was a 300hp 560 SE. Not really sure about the year. I said '86 because I thought this was the only year they came with option code 822. The car had no catalytic converter and was sold on the French market new.
 
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