Lot 298 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE
|Odometer reading||28,881 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £11,000|
On 16th November 1990, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the W140 S-Class via press release, later appearing in several February and March editions of magazines. The W140 made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991 with the first examples rolling off the production line in April 1991 and North American examples on 6th August 1991. Short (SE) and long (SEL) wheelbase saloons were offered initially as well as the coupé (SEC) body style from October 1992. 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.
This fabulous Mercedes-Benz was originally registered on 6th November 1991 and has only covered 28,881 miles since, averaging out at just over one thousand miles a year. The condition of this 300 SE can only be described as exceptional; the blue paintwork is totally original and unmarked and the cream interior defies its 27 years of age. This is a fine specification vehicle with a good list of options including a factory sunroof, soft close doors, heated memory seats to the front seats, cruise control and air conditioning. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 31st August 2018, two keys and a history folder confirming the low mileage, this superb Mercedes-Benz is in a time warp condition.
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