Lot 206 - 2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Kompressor (long wheelbase)
|Odometer reading||98,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,280|
Interested parties should note that contrary to our original description, this vehicle has actually covered 98,000 miles
(Originally advertised as 93,000 miles)
In July 1998, the new W220 was introduced. It was a completely restyled S-Class; the very pinnacle of luxury from Mercedes-Benz and sported a body that was slightly smaller and lighter than its predecessor. It bought a renewed focus on elegance and style in a more rounded shape compared to the preceding W140. Despite being smaller, the W220 S-Class offered more interior space than the W140. As expected, innovations included Airmatic air suspension and Active Ventilated Seats (which used miniature fans in the seats to move air through perforations). A navigation system with centre console-mounted screen display was introduced along with the COMAND input control system. Other options included keyless entry and ignition, a radar-controlled Distronic cruise control system and a cylinder shut-off system called Active Cylinder Control. The S55 AMG Kompressor was outfitted with a supercharged 5.4 litre, 493bhp, V8 engine and provides 'ample' power.
This extremely well equipped example is presented with a history file and service records by Mercedes-Benz main agents up until 2009 and Mercedes-Benz specialists until its most recent visit in 2015 where it also benefited from an extremely expensive ABC (active balance control) pump replacement, indeed new disks and pads were fitted just a few weeks ago. We are informed that a full one year MoT test certificate will also accompany the car alongside the two original keys and two keyless cards. The condition is very good throughout with front and rear electric sets, glass sunroof, factory satellite navigation, rear blinds, bi-xenon headlamps, AMG wheels, Keyless Go and anthracite AMG leather seating throughout. Only used at the weekends and incredible value given the estimate.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.