Lot 108 - 2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 'ex Michael Crawford'
|Odometer reading||17,750 miles|
|Result||Sold - £13,440|
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a luxury saloon and was officially introduced in 1972 succeeding previous Mercedes-Benz models dating back to the mid-1950s. As the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the S-Class has debuted many of the company's latest innovations, including drivetrain technologies, interior features and safety systems (such as seatbelt pre-tensioners). The W220 S-Class was completely restyled in 1999 with a body that was slightly smaller and lighter than its predecessor. As with each new S-Class, the W220 brought in new innovations such as Airmatic air suspension and Active Ventilated Seats (which used miniature fans in the seats to move air through perforations).
Originally registered on 16th June, 2004, this S500 can only be described as 'brand new'. It has only covered 17,750 miles and has been, garaged, chauffeur driven and tucked away for a long time due to the previous owner's work commitments. That previous owner is the legendary actor, comedian and signer, Michael Crawford. Mr. Crawford best known for playing the hapless Frank Spencer in the popular 1970s British sitcom, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (which made him a household name) but was later famed in the title role in The Phantom of the Opera, indeed it was this role that lead to this immaculate S500 as, when he left to play the title role on Broadway, it rendered his car in the UK surplus to requirements. Mr. Crawford however chose to store the car and, as such, we can offer incredibly low mileage. The current vendor has confirmed the car to be totally original and, to be expected, it drove with no faults. The Tanzanite Blue paintwork does not have a mark on it and the Dove grey interior is unblemished. The specification of an S500 is comprehensive and this car is supplied with a V5 registration document, a current MoT test certificate and some service history from Mercedes-Benz including its most recent service in December with a main dealer. This one former keeper-example offers astonishing value for money given the cost when new.
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