So I've been checking out the W140's lately, my friend got me hooked after a visit to Arizona and he let me drive his '99 S500 from Phoenix to Tuscon and back, beautiful ride! So anyway, I've been looking and I stumble across this cruddy looking S500 where the owner wants an awful lot of money, $12500. and he claims it's a Grand Edition that's 1 of 600 made. Meanwhile, his interior is stained and chipped up his rims have curb damage and his engine looks filthy and he's got cheesy wal-mart looking, rubber floor mats instead of the Grand Edition floor mats. So that got me to thinking, how does one go about determining, on sight alone if a Grand Edition is really a Grand Edition and not just someone claiming it to be?