Lot 269 - 1995 Mercedes-Benz S500
|Estimate||£4,000 - £6,000|
The W140 was a flagship vehicle premiered at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991 with the first examples rolling off the production line in August 1991. The SE/SEL/SEC cars were renamed the S-Class, with alphanumerical designations inverted. The W140 was the first of the 'next generation' of Mercedes-Benz models to feature the company's new design theme and development began in 1981, originally set for an autumn 1989 release. From 1982 to 1986 several designs were reviewed, until December 1986 when the final design was approved. The W140 introduced innovations such as double-pane window glazing, power-assisted closing for doors and boot lid, electric windows which lowered back down upon encountering an obstruction and a heating system which, if desired, continued to emit warm air after the engine was turned off. For details like this, the W140 is often known as the last Mercedes-Benz to be 'over-engineered;' a trait which was costing the company in product delays and over-budgeting. The W140 used a hydropneumatic rear suspension, first introduced on the W126 range. In 1993, the 408hp, V12 engine was slightly detuned to 389hp to comply with more stringent emission control regulations.
This lefthand drive S500 presents in very good order, with virtually unmarked metallic grey coachwork and black trim. The specification of the S500 Mercedes-Benz is excellent with leather trim, electric seats, air conditioning, anti-lock brakes and cruise control all standard fitment. Effortless driving is probably the best way to describe this example, which has been very well maintained having previously been owned by an Embassy. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a full years' MoT test certificate together with a comprehensive history folder, this Mercedes-Benz S500 is offered without reserve.
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