Lot 289 - 1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 Coupé
|Odometer reading||70,511 miles|
|Result||Sold - £6,720|
The W140 was a flagship vehicle premiered at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991 with the first examples rolling off the production line in August 1991. The SE/SEL/SEC cars were renamed the S-Class, with alphanumerical designations inverted. The W140 was the first of the ‘next generation’ of Mercedes-Benz models to feature the company's new design theme and development began in 1981, originally set for an autumn 1989 release. From 1982 to 1986 several designs were reviewed, until December 1986 when the final design was approved. 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 delightful S500 Coupé is finished in the splendid colour combination of Azurite Blue with grey leather interior and has covered 70,511 miles from new. This Mercedes-Benz has been owned by the vendor for the last 18 years and has been exceedingly well cared for, although she has been little used of late, covering less than 200 miles in the last three years. The engine runs smoothly and quietly with no adverse noises or rattles and the gearbox operates exactly as it should; these are great cars to drive offering brisk performance with comfort and reliability. The original handbooks are present together with a fine collection of invoice, the V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 21st October 2019 with no advisories. These two-door Mercedes-Benz are becoming increasingly rare, particularly in this condition.
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