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Date registered: Oct 2011
Vehicle: 1995 S600 Sedan
Location: San Francisco
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1995 S600 Flagship Sedan Needs New Home
For those of you that may not be familiar with this car, this was Mercedes Benz’s top-of-the-line flagship “supercar” sedan of its day. I LOVE THIS CAR. It hurts me to have to sell it, but I have lost my job and have to cut back on expenses like garage rent and car insurance.
This car is luxury with a capital “L” and performance with a capital “P”. It only has 140,000 miles on it. Roman Herzog, the president of Germany, owned one of these cars. With 400 horses under the hood, all 6000 pounds handle like a sports car, hugging the road at high speeds, which is easy to do since the double-paned windows keep the cabin very quiet. On a recent trip from San Francisco to Palm Springs, I also got more than 19 MPG.
The fit and finish of the interior rivals a Bentley. The interior has two-toned leather seats, double stitched leather dash board, walnut trim throughout, brushed suede headliner, and a 9-speaker Bose stereo system. It also has rear bucket seats (very rare). So many features in this car are standard or automatic (e.g. suspension, steering, ABS, ASR, climate control) that it’s hard to list them all.
I purchased this car in 2010. The previous owner did not take very good care of it and it was not garaged. I expected to drive this car for the rest of my life, however, so I invested heavily in restoring it to its original glory and it has been garaged since 2010. I also consistently went the extra mile and had non-essential service done in conjunction with regular service (e.g. covers, fittings, aesthetic part replacements, etc.).
The biodegradable wiring harnesses have both been replaced. MAVA (a user on this forum) serviced this car for me and completely rebuilt one of the harnesses by hand. I have replaced shock absorbers, throttle bodies, plastic cooling system fittings (with metal ones), vacuum pumps, window regulators, etc. The car runs great!
The door closing assist works just fine. The trunk closing assist recently stopped working, but I bought the vacuum element that I believe to be the culprit; I just haven’t had a chance to have it installed. Yes, there are a few small dings and dents from supermarket parking lots. Some of the light bulbs in the console need to be replaced, but overall this car is in excellent condition and would easily go from California to New York and back again. It loves the highway, and is the perfect car for long road trips or special/formal occasions.
This is a car collector’s dream, and I believe that $16,500 is a fair price for the work I’ve done and for the condition that it’s in, but I’m open to rational and reasonable offers.