Lot 189 - 2001 Mercedes-Benz S320 L

Lot 189 - 2001 Mercedes-Benz S320 L

Lot 189 - 2001 Mercedes-Benz S320 L

Lot Number 189
Registration HC51 CNF
Chassis Number WDB2201651A268620
Engine Number 11294431174272
Odometer reading 21,000 km
Estimate £13,000 - £17,000
Result Sold - £17,546
  • Ex His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al-Thani
  • Letter of provenance provided
  • Absolutely stunning condition throughout

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a luxury saloon and was officially introduced in 1972 with the W116 S-Class which succeeded previous Mercedes-Benz models dating back to the mid 1950s. As the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz line-up, the S-Class has debuted many of the company's latest innovations, including drivetrain technologies, interior features, and safety systems such as seatbelt pretensioners. The W220 S-Class was completely restyled in 1999 with a body that was slightly smaller and lighter than its predecessor. Production of the W220 S-Class totalled 485,000 units; slightly more than the production totals of 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. Mercedes-Benz traditionally introduced its safety innovations in the S-Class; for instance, the model was the first car in Europe to incorporate airbags. S-Class safety features included innovations in active safety (accident avoidance) including ABS braking in 1978, traction control and Electronic Stability Program (ESP). Passive safety features included crumple zones in 1957, three-point seatbelts in 1965, collapsible steering column and strengthened occupant cell, resulting in better protection during heavy impacts.

This absolutely superb example was delivered new to the late Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al-Thani and is in exemplary condition throughout. It is presented in Obsidian Black with grey leather interior and is left hand drive. Its smooth V6 3.2 litre engine has had a gentle life, only covering a mere 21,000 kms of chauffeured driving! It is laden with all the usual Mercedes-Benz luxuries such as electric seats, walnut wood, centrally mounted analogue television in the rear (currently disconnected), climate control and air conditioning. This fabulous example wants for nothing and comes with a letter of provenance, a V5C registration document, service book (in German) and an owner’s manual. With two owners from new, interesting history and in amazing condition, this is surely one of the finest S Class Mercedes-Benz on the market today.

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