Lot 206 - 1994 Mercedes-Benz S600
|Odometer reading||72,476 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,704|
- Dubbed the most advanced motorcar on the planet when released
- Considered the last 'over-engineered' Mercedes
With each successive generation of Mercedes-Benz cars, the Stuttgart manufacturer maintains its tradition of offering the very finest automobiles across a wide range of classes. Debuted at the Geneva Motor Show the new W140 series was developed at a cost of over one billion dollars and was unquestionably the most advanced motorcar on the planet when it came out. Standard equipment on these supremely well-appointed automobiles included a four speed automatic transmission, traction control, double-glazed glass, electronic stability control and pneumatically self-closing doors. The S500 and S600 were electronically limited to a maximum speed of 155mph, surely fast enough for most. In 1993 Mercedes-Benz changed the model designations of the 500 SEL/600 SEL to S500/S600. Often considered the last 'over-engineered' Mercedes, the W140 series is still believed by many to be the ultimate car in terms of luxury, comfort and reliability.
This 1994 two door coupé was once the top-of-the-range flagship model for the marque leading S-Class, and Mercedes-Benz's first series production passenger car to be available with a twelve cylinder engine. Offered in metallic blue with sumptuous grey leather interior, the car offers an appealing combination of luxury, comfort, power and handling. Over £7,700 has been invested into the car over the last five years including rebuilt gearbox, new tyres, new front upper suspension arm, new driver/passenger window linkages, new operating piston spring housing and new indicator relay. Invoices for the works can be found within the cars history file. Very few of the V12 models were imported to the UK and it is thought only nine are currently registered/SORN on UK roads.
Features on this car include climate control, cruise control, electric memory heated seats with air lumbar supports, burr walnut trim, double glazed windows and electric rear window blind. This car is offered, with a valid UK MoT test certificate, at the home of Mercedes in the UK and this would be a fabulous opportunity to own this early 90's flagship model.
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