Lot 292 - 1992 Mercedes-Benz 600 SEL 'ex-Saudi Arabian Royal family' *WITHDRAWN*

Lot 292 - 1992 Mercedes-Benz 600 SEL 'ex-Saudi Arabian Royal family'  *WITHDRAWN*

Lot 292 - 1992 Mercedes-Benz 600 SEL 'ex-Saudi Arabian Royal family' *WITHDRAWN*

Lot Number 292
Registration K727 EYV
Chassis Number WDB1400572A088725
Engine Number 12098022015316
Odometer reading 57,331 miles
Estimate No Reserve
  • Long wheel base, flagship 400 bhp V12 example
  • Supplied new to the Saudi Arabian Royal family


The W140 range was a series of flagship vehicles manufactured by Mercedes-Benz. The car premiered at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991. The SE/SEL/SEC cars were renamed the S-Class, with alphanumerical designations inverted. Development on the W140 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 that was costing the company in product delays and over-budgeting. The W140 used a hydropneumatic rear suspension, first introduced on the W126, to be used on the S500 and S600 models. The W140 600 SEL was available with wooden rear ash tray covers, wood/leather shift knob, leather dashboard and a suede headliner.

This example was supplied new to the Saudi Royal family in November 1992 to be utilised at their Ascot residence, presented in metallic blue with cream leather this long wheel base example is the flagship W140, boasting an incredible V12 engine capable of propelling the huge luxury vehicle to 60mph in just under 6.5 seconds with over 400 bhp. Upon King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s death in 2015 the Ascot estate was put up for sale and thus this example remained garaged on the estate until this year. Upon the properties sale the car was recommissioned, obtained a valid MoT and was delivered to Historics in order to sell. Transferring to the families holding companies name in 2005 this example has been continually owned by the Royal family since delivery. A significant flagship Mercedes owned by one of the most powerful families in the world this example has both provenance and rarity in abundance and is a fantastically capable machine to boot. We are awaiting paperwork for this Mercedes-Benz, we are assured this will arrive prior to the auction, however please view the website prior to bidding to confirm.

Guide Price £7,000 - £12,000

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