1996 Mercedes-Benz S600
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A rare find, a UK-supplied W140 S600 V12 with just 30,750 miles and two owners from new.
Considered by many to be the ultimate S-Class, the famously overengineered W140 was the high water mark before the decline. It was at its most fabulously excessive with the 6-litre V12 engine, but also the rarest thanks to a purchase price of well over £100k new.
The V12 S-Class of the 90s was Mercedes’ moon-shot to be the best car in the world.
This example was sold new by Normand Mayfair in May of 1996. It was finished in Ruby Red metallic with duo-tone Mushroom leather interior with the usual high standard specification.
The first owner, a lady living on Sloane Street, kept the car for twenty years yet amazingly only covered just over 3000 miles in her ownership. She referred to the car as ‘the grande dame’. The second owner, a judge, put the majority of the mileage on the car over the last five years travelling to courts.
Most low mileage cars tend to do most of their miles early in their lives and very little in recent years. This car is the opposite of that, perhaps to its benefit.
All original books and manuals come with the car along with the service book containing a full service history. HPI clear and with two remote keys. Both registration documents come with the car along with a folder of bills and previous MoT certificates.
Having been garaged throughout its life, this S600 remains in exceptional condition throughout. We have put the car through our workshop and gone through it to ensure nothing requires attention.
It is worth noting that this is post ’96 model with coil-on-plug ignition, the five-speed automatic gearbox and the improved climate control. This is important as does not have the wiring harness issues of the pre-96 W140s.
All in all, a collector-quality example of the ultimate W140 saloon. In immaculate condition with no stories, it’s a car that ticks all the boxes.
303 – Front folding armrest with tray
511 – Radio MB Exquisit
540 – Roller blind for rear window
810 – Sound system
819 – CD changer
872 – Heated rear seats