Lot 269 - 2000 Mercedes-Benz CL 500

Lot 269 - 2000 Mercedes-Benz CL 500

Lot 269 - 2000 Mercedes-Benz CL 500

Lot Number 269
Registration M500 OXO
Chassis Number WDB2153752A010504
Engine Number 11396030231357
Odometer reading 139,000 miles
Result Sold - £2,830
  • High specification
  • Includes cherished plate
  • Offered without reserve

Introduced in August 1991 the first generation CL-Class Coupé was designed by Bruno Sacco. Renowned for its wonderful build quality and refinement, it boasted such niceties as double pane window glazing and self-closing doors/boot. Based upon a rigid monocoque bodyshell equipped with all round independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and power assisted steering. A challenger for the title of 'best car in the world', the Stuttgart manufacturer's flagship could be had in standard saloon, long wheelbase or fixedhead coupé guises. Though, many felt that the latter variant was by far the best looking. Electronically limited to 155mph, the CL 500 coupé was powered by a 4973cc DOHC 32-valve V8 engine. Known internally as the M119, this imposing unit was credited with 322bhp and 354lbft of torque. Mated to standard fit automatic transmission, it reputedly enabled the sleek two-door to sprint from 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds. Facelifted in 1997 with a new grille design and clear indicators etc, the CL coupé range was phased out for the 2000 model year. The C140's coupé's physical appearance changed little over the years, although the class underwent a name change several times.

Originally registered on 1st October 2000, this CL 500 presents very nicely in the most popular colour combination for this model, of metallic silver with a contrasting black interior. This Mercedes has been well maintained and has recently benefitted from a service. The 4973cc engine starts on the button and has brisk performance as one would expect. Comfort, luxury and style are words easily used when describing these W140 coupés. Supplied with a V5C registration document, a fresh MoT test certificate and various bills and receipts, this impressive Mercedes offers top of the range motoring for a modest outlay.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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