1999 was the last and probably the best year for the W140 S-class coupe (or C140), and this is easily one of the best examples in the country.
The Bruno Sacco lines still look great today, and the quality of materials throughout is unmatched by anything today short of Bentley or Rolls Royce. The best feature of the car has to be its powertrain -- the legendary M119 V8 matched with a surprisingly lively 5-speed automatic. I'm always looking for an excuse to dip into the throttle and bring the revs past 3000. There's plenty of grunt, even for such a heavy car, and the sound is magnificent. The car excels at long highway trips and, amazingly, can travel up to 600 miles on a single tank of fuel.
I am the car’s third owner, having purchased it in July 2012 from the estate of a Chicago attorney, who drove the car sparingly for about 10 years. He originally bought it from the local Mercedes-Benz dealer (Knauz Continental Autos) as a Starmark certified pre-owned car with 14,800 miles. (I am not familiar with the original owner.)
Body: 9 out of 10. The car is completely original and has never been in an accident nor had any paint or bodywork of any kind. The Midnight Blue paint shines with a depth that only older Mercedes-Benz vehicles seem able to achieve. The only flaws are: a few light scratches on the trunk lid, some small paint chips around the door edges, and a dime-sized door ding on the driver’s side door.
Interior: 9.5 out of 10. The Blue Nappa interior looks and even smells new, and everything works perfectly -- with the exception of the driver’s seat, which sometimes doesn’t want to fold forward if you are letting someone into the back (passenger seat works fine) ; also, if you squint, you can see that the driver’s seat has some very slight fading on the bolster nearest to the door.
Mechanical: 10 out of 10. The car runs and drives like a brand-new car. It’s an outstanding highway cruiser and gets as much as 25 miles per gallon on long trips. I recently took the car to Oregon and back without any problems whatsoever.
The car has received all of its scheduled maintenance at Mercedes-Benz dealerships. The only repair I’ve had to make during my ownership was to have a broken plastic gear in the passenger seat replaced; I had this work done at German Motor Car Service in Santa Monica (German Motor Car Service - Santa Monica - Santa Monica, CA
I put new Michelin Primacy MXV4 tires on when I bought the car; they have approximately 10,000 miles on them now.
The car comes with all of its original books and manuals as well as two keys.
Kelley Blue Book places the private party value for this car in excellent condition at $14,125. In the interest of a quick sale, I am pricing the car at $13,500 or best offer.
Reason for Sale
I’m selling the car now because it’s currently just a weekend car for me, and I would like to use the funds to offset the costs of some recent home improvement work.
Thanks for looking!
PS I'm planning to take more photos in the next day or two and will update the post at that time.