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Thanks T. I was not very keen on the colour at first, but I bought the car because it was so clean with some history to it. Having owned it for a year or so it's grown on me a lot now. In certain lights it's a really nice grey. But in other lights the tinge of gold puts me off a bit.
It's Pewter (in North America) or Cubanite Silver in Europe.
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Just bought a 2002 S280. 162k Kms on the clock. This one has not had much love and I can’t see it ever being a concours machine. I’ve bought it as a tool to learn on. Ultimate goal is to jump to an S55 or 600L in either 220 or 221 format.

So let the crying begin! By the way I parted with 1,500 or Europe’s finest beer vouchers for this ownership experience. I must be mad!!

260 km drive home after deal was done yesterday. No lights or errors. Air suspension soaked up everything. Car is so quiet the squeaks for the seat as the weight shifts is annoying me.

Here’s the best pics and I need to start a to do list now.










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Hello there in Dublin from NW Scotland,

Welcome to the forum:)

Clean looking Car that, it looks like "Chalcedon Blau" same colour as mine.
 

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Hello there in Dublin from NW Scotland,

Welcome to the forum:)

Clean looking Car that, it looks like "Chalcedon Blau" same colour as mine.


Howdy Dave, NW Scotland is a nice part of the world. Some nice little distillery’s in that neck of the woods.

Thanks for the comments but it’s a case of “Nice from afar but far from nice!”

The colour code is 744 which is Brilliant Silver I think and does a good job of hiding the blemishes and rust bubbles. Was looking at breakers last night for a rust panel to hone my panel repair skills on. All part of the fun.


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^^ So does this S500 have a retrofitted V12, too? I mean, since it's a Maybach clone 'n' all.... :)
 

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Well, I had never seen an S Klass with those sunshades on the rear passenger door windows, and the car has the heated/cooled/massaging seats, and also the car has for some reason got AMG brakes on it from the factory, and my hood ornament had scratches in its chrome that irritated me. So I was looking on eBay for a replacement and found the Maybach I think the seller said it was to fit a W140 but anyway wasn't very expensive, so I bought it, and it fits perfectly. Removal and replacement of the hood ornament is pretty easy job, I think rthere's even videos on Youtube showing how. I sometimes tell people the car has two superchargers but I just drive this slow, LoL... It's funny, only one passerby has ever commented on it. For being a 2002, the car really looks classy in person.
 

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I like the wheels. Are those a 20" replica of factory AMG wheels? Nice brake swap too.
Yes they are 20 replica rims on the S600. Those brakes are not swapped either they are original to the car
 

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The next adventure starts ......
Just picked up an 06 S430 4Matic. Not many options, but in really nice shape - 1 owner 54k miles.
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