Lot 121 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE
|Odometer reading||104,761 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,880|
On 16th November 1990, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the W140 S-Class via press release, later appearing in several February and March editions of magazines. The W140 made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991 with the first examples rolling off the production line in April 1991 and North American examples on 6th August 1991. Short (SE) and long (SEL) wheelbase saloons were offered initially as well as the coupé (SEC) bodystyle from October 1992. 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 lovely example of this luxury saloon is presented in Almandine Red with a beige leather interior. The car comes with factory fitted air conditioning, electric sunroof, electric front seats, electric windows front and rear and will come to the auction with a new MoT test certificate. The car has covered a mere average of just over 3,000 miles per year and now presents itself as a great classic Mercedes-Benz, still offering comfortable travel with good performance to match.
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