|1994 Mercedes-Benz (C140) S500 (CL500) Coupe Auto|
Just 72,000 Miles - FSH - Very High Specification
Stunning 929 Nautic Blue - Mushroom Leather
A Simply Incredible Piece of Automotive Engineering
Date of Registration: 10th February 1994
MOT Expiry: 10th April 2017 (No Advisories)
Mileage: 72,506 Miles
Service History: 18 Stamps (MB Main Dealer/Specialist) + Some Invoices/All Old MOT Certificates
Last Service: 72,504 Miles
Previous Owners: 7 (some were dealerships to transfer cherished registration numbers)
Keys: All Original Keys (two remote flip keys + valet key)
HPI Status: 100% Clear (report included)
Driver & Passenger Airbags
Full Mushroom Leather Interior
Walnut Wood Cappings
Leather Rimmed Steering Wheel
Wood/Leather Gear Knob
Double Glazed Side Windows
Electrically Adjusting Front Seats with 3 Position Memory
Driver Position Memory (Adjusts seat, steering column and all mirrors)
Heated Front Seats
Electrically Adjustable Interior Mirror
Self Dimming Rear View Mirror
Electrically Retracting/Raising Rear Headrests
Electric Seatbelt Handover (aka Seat Belt Butlers)
Digital Climate Control with Air-conditioning
Outside Temperature Gauge
Illumination Vanity Mirrors in Sun visors
Door Exit (Puddle) Lights
Close Assist on Doors & Boot lid (Soft Close System)
Electric Windows x 4
Electric Tilt/Slide Sunroof
Mercedes Alarm with Total Closure Function
Remote Central Locking
Adjustable Steering Column
Arm Rests Front & Rear
Load Adjustable Headlamps
Front Fog Lamps
Subtle Alpine CD/Tuner with Aux & Bluetooth Connectivity
Factory Tinted Glass with Gradient Band Windscreen
Parking Poles (Raise when reverse engage - the forerunner to PDC)
MB 8 Hole Alloy Wheels
***Please note this vehicle is NOT fitted with the troublesome and expensive to repair ADS (Adaptive Damping System).***
This simply stunning example of the flagship C140 Coupe was supplied new by B.K Thomas Mercedes, Nottingham, and cost well in excess of £75,000...and that's in 1994; that's around £150,000 in today's money!. In their day, these cars were pitched against the likes of Bentley's and Rolls Royce's, and it's actually rumored that Mercedes actually lost money on every one of these they sold, as the development costs were staggeringly expensive, and not covered by their already colossal sale price; production was only possible as it was financed by the very successful W140 saloon variant. Now, some twenty years on, the C140 is now gathering pace as a true classic and many, myself included, feel this was the last properly engineered S-Class; this is pure automotive excellence, made to a standard so high, which in today's world of mass produced, throw away vehicles, we sadly won't see again.
These are simply amazing vehicles, and I would say probably one of the most technically superb cars every made. I say that because yes, today's cars are full of advanced technology, and the older 80's and early 90's German cars were extremely well engineered, but the W140, especially of this vintage combines the two in a way that no other manufacturer had achieved before or since.
As you can probably see, this car is certainly right up with the best. Many W140's sadly fell into the hands of owners who didn't really understand them or didn't have the sufficient mean to look after them properly. This one has had successive caring owners, all with the means to maintain it properly. The service booklet contains 18 stamps, the majority of which are from Mercedes main dealerships or Mercedes specialist, and there's also a large file of accompanying paperwork to back up the mileage.
Mechanically, as you'd expect of a impeccably maintained precision, prestige vehicle at this mileage, it's absolutely spot on. Everything it has (and that's a lot of goodies) works exactly as they should. I've paid particular attention to this, as its so often the case with high specification vehicles that its almost accepted, that some things don't work. I'm one of those people who think, if it's there, it's really got to work if at all possible.
Bodywork is probably among the best I've ever seen on a W140. The paintwork is in beautiful order, with no damage, and still even has that "new" (fresh) look about it.
Driving, well that's just a sublime experience and shows you how the "other half" used to live back in the 1990's. Think of it as a great big iron fist, in a velvet glove. Even twenty two years on, there's still not many cars that can match the pace of the V8 S500, and a little flick of your right toe will see "Mr. Stressed Out Tailgater Sales Rep" in his default company diesel Audi, quickly disappear out of view in the rear view mirror, all executed in true Mercedes fashion with the absolute minimum of fuss, on a massive wave of seemingly endless torque.
Finally, even though the W140 is an extremely well built, durable and very reliable car, just a word of caution here. If you get it wrong with one of these vehicles, it can cost you dearly, and the more neglected the vehicle is, the more that cost is compounded. At the end of the day, owning a good example like this, will have you smiling ear to ear every time you drive it. The W140 Coupe is still the bargain of the century at the moment, especially if you consider the cost of the car when new, and the unparalleled level of engineering your getting; for the price of this car, you could either have a small, bargain basement characterless hatchback, with barely enough power to pull the skin of a rice pudding or this precision German Super Coupe that would pull down the town hall....so why have linen when you can have silk!.
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