Lot 132 - 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL 600 Bi-Turbo Coupé
|Odometer reading||57,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £12,320|
The CL-Class is the coupé derivative of the S-Class luxury saloon with the V8 and V12 coupés called the 500 SEC and 600 SEC respectively. In 1994, the model names were changed to the S500 Coupé and the S600. Without venturing into the AMG range, the new CL offered the most powerful of all models, the 5.5 litre, V12, bi-turbo CL600. If you want the best, this is it.
It introduced the refined active body control; fully active suspension and bi-xenon HID lights. The ABS system is hellishly complex but, using suspension rams, regulators and enough computer technology to power the space shuttle; it keeps this car absolutely flat through the corners.
Aside from the tech under the bonnet, the main focus is on customer comfort; climate control, TV, heated and cooled (and massaging) seats, powered door and boot closing, heated steering wheel and plumbed in telephony. In 2003, the CL 600 had two turbochargers added but still achieved, almost effortlessly, ghost-like quietness.
Originally acquired new in 2004 by Mr. Martin Pollins, it was looked after by Mercedes-Benz with invoices to show. Later, in 2008, it passed to Ray Stamp with regular visits to Mercedes-Benz specialists for servicing and repairs when required. Mr. Stamp used and enjoyed this luxurious motorcar right up until this year. If you can find one of these cars, the prices vary but with good examples, like this one, often exceeding the estimate show here today.
The optional extras requested run into double figures and includes the items listed above as well as double glazing of course. The condition is excellent from top to bottom and all systems and features are fully operational. Supplied with a fresh MoT test certificate and extensive paperwork, this is ready to be driven away from the sale and, given the reliability of these expertly-built machines, to Australia and back.
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