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post #101 of 211 (permalink) Old 01-24-2018, 01:52 AM
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Been for sale for at least 5 years. I have email correspondence with the seller dated 2013. Excerpts:

" I purchased the car in 1999 and I believe it had around 17,000 miles on it. This was my premier car and I put well over $30,000 into it. Overall the car runs very strong and it is great shape for the year and miles. Everyone has their own opinion so you'll have to see for yourself. The issues I can think of is their is a slight squeak in one of the shocks and their is a sensor going out that monitors the front wheel. It trips the suspension light on from time to time. I've put about $8,000 into the car in the last 2 years as you can see service history from Feldman's. I have 18" AMG mono block wheels with All season tires on them and the wheels on the car now I have two sets. The car is being stored this winter in my Father in Law's garage but it's only 25min away so I can access it at anytime. I don't have anymore recent pics then what I put on Craigs. If you are serious I can go over the car in person with you and you can take it for a drive. It's pulls very strong with the V12."

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"the Car is all body kit which cost about $15,000 for just the parts before its painted and installed. I also have H&R lowering springs in the car which drop it about 1.5". Everything was purchased by me and installed by Mercedes, or Mercedes recommended shops."

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"All fluids and plugs have been changed. I've replaced several sensors, water pump, and a lot of other things. It's a great car for someone willing to put in a little money and have one of a kind vehicle. I also had a chip in the windshield and go a brand new OEM factory windshield installed a few months ago. The squeak is from the shocks and I've had them checked out at the dealer and this is common for these cars. Functionally they are perfect but it's just a noise issue. You can verify all this from the dealer where I've had the car serviced the last 10 years. These cars are also known to have a slight leak from the power steering pump during cold weather. This is due to the gasket seal shrinking a little and so you may have to add a little power steering fluid in the spring. I also have a car cover and the original stereo deck components. "

Steve

PS In case someone wonders, the Surpa you see on the pictures puts 825HP to the Rear Wheels at 34lbs of boost....not for sale!
Hi SteveB,

Great news for 2018! Just purchased the 1998 S600 with 57K miles and in great shape except monor adjustmentss like refurb of rims etc. Very pleased and looking forward to receive it from UK.
Regards, Erastus
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post #102 of 211 (permalink) Old 01-26-2018, 04:52 PM
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Hey! Hope am not a sucker! Just bought a 1998 S600 W140 for 16K USD with 57K miles on the speedo and everything in perfect condition mechanically and bodywise. will require refurb of wheels.

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Congratulations! Show us some pictures!

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post #103 of 211 (permalink) Old 01-26-2018, 06:28 PM
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To me that's a great deal I have a 94 s500 pearl black, factor correct, and I wouldn't sell mine for that price or any price really!
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post #104 of 211 (permalink) Old 01-30-2018, 11:22 AM
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I actually thought, based on the condition, that $5,500 for a 1998 S600, if everything works was a pretty good price. But, I think the seller is looking for a sucker.
I apologize for my delayed response the Car is a 99 S600 with some play in the price, looking for a quick sale and I didn't test drive as I think I will go with a 2006 E500 same price with no issues

The issues for the 600 are as follows:

1. Both bumpers need work (front cracked clip missing so not hanging properly missing tow cover, needs refurbish paint/Rear bumper. needs refurbish paint)
2. Rear window regulators not working
3. Rear window is splitting (condensation build up) replacement window included in price (unsure of quality)
4. Rear antenna missing needs replacement (tried to fix and made a mess) repraint rear quarter
4. Trunk does not close properly, leak in pneumatic line handle does not retract
5. Wrong size tires and rims
6. Window switches need replaced (Wood trim in good shape, unsure if windows function properly)
7. Leather needs reconditioning
8. Soft close functions on doors
9. Starts and Runs smooth
10. Rear sunshade operational but needs cleaning and adjustment (noisy going to fail)
11. Body in decent shape, some dings and scratches but appears straight
12. Minimal rust
13. Sunroof functions properly
14. Missing Mercedes Trunk Emblem

Overall not bad for $4500 as a project car, but $5900 is a little much considering the work needed to bring it back to glory
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@ burgca , you made the better choice for the money. "Project" W140 cars in the condition you describe are really $2500 to $3500 cars, or less. Maybe more if major service is recent, such as full brake rebuild or comprehensive suspension work. Correcting the items you mentioned on that car are likely only the beginning and getting it right would make your eyes water

The problem is that the money the prior owner spent is NOT an investment, unless they finished the car, and even then they will be under water if they don't keep the it. It's a sickness really.

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I apologize for my delayed response the Car is a 99 S600 with some play in the price, looking for a quick sale and I didn't test drive as I think I will go with a 2006 E500 same price with no issues

The issues for the 600 are as follows:

1. Both bumpers need work (front cracked clip missing so not hanging properly missing tow cover, needs refurbish paint/Rear bumper. needs refurbish paint)
2. Rear window regulators not working
3. Rear window is splitting (condensation build up) replacement window included in price (unsure of quality)
4. Rear antenna missing needs replacement (tried to fix and made a mess) repraint rear quarter
4. Trunk does not close properly, leak in pneumatic line handle does not retract
5. Wrong size tires and rims
6. Window switches need replaced (Wood trim in good shape, unsure if windows function properly)
7. Leather needs reconditioning
8. Soft close functions on doors
9. Starts and Runs smooth
10. Rear sunshade operational but needs cleaning and adjustment (noisy going to fail)
11. Body in decent shape, some dings and scratches but appears straight
12. Minimal rust
13. Sunroof functions properly
14. Missing Mercedes Trunk Emblem

Overall not bad for $4500 as a project car, but $5900 is a little much considering the work needed to bring it back to glory
Thanks for the report. I knew there had to be more to it than what the seller was saying. Now I know why he did not want to allow a PPI. There is no such thing as a cheap W140. But, I keep looking for the diamond in the rough.

1999 S600 - 4 place
1999 S500 Grand Edition-Sold to good home!
1999 S500 - Deceased
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^ not original dash. EPC light is MY96 only.
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^ not original dash. EPC light is MY96 only.

You're missing it... this guy can sell.


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Location is posted and there is also a map, google it before contacting me for address.
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I won't spend another dime in this car since I own 7 more .

I know how much is worth and how rare has become so don't contact me with your stupidity trying to play smart with me.
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TEXT ME for address when ready to close the deal SAME DAY.
I have no time for punks with empty pockets.
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