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1997 Mercedes-Benz CL600

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Year:  1997
Miles:  111,393 miles
Model:  C140 CL600 
Exterior Colour:  Smoke Silver
Interior colour:  Black Leather


A rare 600 V12 140 coupe with just two owners from new and 111k miles. A great ‘driver’, with scope for minor improvements.


Finished in Smoke Silver metallic with black leather interior. It has the usual total specification found on 600s, including climate, heated/memory/orthopaedic seats, rear blind, wood/leather wheel and gear knob and the desirable ‘Eltanin’ 18in alloy wheels.


Note, as this is a 1997 car it does not have the problematic wiring harnesses pre 96 cars had – the wiring on these late 140s like this was completely changed and doesn’t need replacing. In addition to the revised wiring, these later cars benefitted from coil-on-plug ignition and a 5-speed automatic gearbox.


Supplied new by Waterhouse of Chelmsford, the first owner kept the car 4 years until 2001. The second owner kept it 21 years.


12 months MoT with no advisories, HPI clear.


Part service history comprising a folder of receipts recording seven services between 2001 and 2022. The last service was carried out at 111,356 miles in February of 2022.


As the pictures show, the bodywork is tidy, apart from some bubbling to the offside front and rear wheel arches - see photos. The interior is nice and all the woodwork remains in very good condition. Matching Continental tyres all round.


The car drives remarkably well; very smooth and quiet with oodles of power from that V12, which runs very nicely.


Instead of carrying out our usual level of preparation, we have instead decided to offer this 600 at a very attractive price, making it ideal for an enthusiast buyer who wants one of these amazing cars at a great price and is prepared to carry out any improvements themselves. 


So, this 400bhp super-coupe, that cost in excess of £100k 25 years ago, with only two owners from new and sensible miles offers tremendous potential to its next owner, not to mention a rare and special car.



Option Codes


021 – Designo decorative trim

302 – Folding armrest in rear with storage tray

303 – Front folding armrest with tray

340 – Additional 3rd stop lamp

511 – Radio MB Exquisit with RDS

540 – Roller blind, electric, for rear window

816 – Radio remote control

819 – CD changer in boot

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