*Car is located in London, United Kingdom*
I am selling my 1998 Mercedes Benz S600L sedan. This is the last of the W140 series shape S-Classes and comes with the 6 litre V12 engine. It is also the long-wheelbase model, with extra room in the rear of the car.
It is silver over grey interior. As with all of the V12's, the interior is a dual Nappa leather in grey with contrasting light grey inserts. This is the easiest way, apart from the V12 badges on the C-Pillars and gearshift, to identify a V12. As to be expected on a car costing over Â£100,000 when new, it has:
- dual zone climate control
- memory seats
- electric and heated seats front and rear
- rear sunblind
- self-closing doors and boot
- 6 litre V12 engine with 389 bhp and 570Nm of torque (which sends this massive car to 60mph in just over 6 seconds and a limited top speed of 155mph). The midrange acceleration is nothing short of hilarious.
- electrically adjustable steering wheel
- walnut and leather trim all round, including leather/wood gearshift and leather/wood steering wheel
- parking sensors front and rear with incabin display
- ABS, Brake Assist, Anti-Skid Control, ESP (stablity control) and traction control
- it even has the rear footrests
- remote central locking and MBSS alarm/immobilisor
- three keys
It also has the now legendary double-glazing on all windows, which has been since adopted by other manufacturers, and which massively reduces cabin noise.
This is the long wheelbase model, with electric reclining rear seats. It also has the electric rear sunblind on the rear window. The interior is in near new condition and even has the rear footrests (which have often long disappeared). The self-close works and the chrome handle on the boot retracts properly as it should.
There is some minor corrosion on the inside lip of the drivers side wheel arch and some delamination on the lower edge of the rear window. As you will probably know, this is prevalent on all W140's and mine is very minor compared to most. There is the odd stonechip and a small rust bubble on one door. Other than that, the exterior of the car is in excellent condition. There is little point in not disclosing these items to any interested party, but bearing in mind particularly that the car is over ten years old and the arch/delamination issue is one that occurs on all W140's, this car is in excellent condition. If you want pristine bodywork without a mark, then I would recommend you look at the various specialists and budget for considerably more of a purchase price than what I am asking.
Service History and Other Details
My car has a full service history from main dealers and Mercedes independents and was last serviced in October. In addition to the old MOT's, there is also paperwork to accompany the service books so a proper service history.
- MOT to May 2011
- Tax to April 2011
- 147,000 miles
The car has had new valve, control rod and pipework on the self-leveling suspension together with new accumulators and some front suspension work. I have also replaced the (costly!) activated charcoal cabin filers and recirculation filters.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
I am open to offers.