Date of Registration: 29th October 1998 (On Private Plate - Included)
MOT Expiry: 29th August 2019 (Never had any Advisories issued at any Previous MOT!)
Number of Previous Keeper on V5: 2
Mileage: 81,900 Miles
Service History: 20+ Mercedes Main Dealer/MB Specialist+ A4 File of Invoices + All old MOT Certificates
Last Service: Service B Jan 2018 @ 80,955 at Mercedes-Benz of Eastbourne
Keys: All Original Keys: Two Remote "Flip" Keys + 1 Remote Wallet Key
Road Tax: Pre March 2001 Flat Rate of £255/Year
HPI Status: 100% Clear (report included)
Driver & Passenger Airbags
ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation)
BAS (Brake Assist)
Five Speed Automatic Transmission
Grey Nappa Leather Interior
Walnut Wood Cappings
Walnut/Leather Rimmed Steering Wheel
Walnut/Leather Gear Knob
Double Glazed Side Windows
Orthopedic Drivers Seat
Pneumatic Lumbar Adjustment on Passenger Seat
Electrically Adjusting Front Seats with 3 Position Memory
Driver Position Memory (Adjusts seat, steering column and all mirrors)
Heated Front Seats
Self Dimming Rear View & Drivers Mirror
Electrically Retracting/Raising Rear Headrests
Electric Seatbelt Handover (aka Seat Belt Butlers)
Cruise Control with Speed Limiter
Digital Dual 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 Glass Sunroof
Electric Rear Blind
Mercedes Alarm with Total Closure Function
Remote Central Locking
Remote Boot Opening
Adjustable Steering Column
Arm Rests Front & Rear
Load Adjustable Headlamps
Front Fog Lamps
Mercedes Tape/Tuner + MB 6CD Changer in Boot
WORKING Nokia Car Phone
Factory Tinted Glass with Gradient Band Windscreen
Factory PDC Front & Rear (Optical & Audible)
16" MB 5 Hole Alloy Wheels with Goodyear Tyres
Genuine MB Ribbed Overmats in Grey
*This vehicle is NOT fitted with the troublesome and expensive to repair ADS (Adaptive Damping System).
*It also has the later M119.981 V8 engine with the less troublesome "Distributor-less" ignition system.
*This vehicle is NOT affected by "the bio-degradeable wiring loom issue"
A very late, and one of the last C140's Coupes in truly stunning condition. This simply stunning example of its type and was supplied new by Falcon Mercedes, Loughborough and cost well in excess of £80,000...and that's in 1998; that's probably 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 the C140's 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 even though 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 20+ 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 and still even has that "new" (fresh) look about it. Obviously there are a few very, very minor marks, but these wouldn't be out of place on a much newer car.
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 it's pace, 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!.
THE MTSV DIFFERENCE
Unlike some, I don't just simply go out, buy any old car, give it a good clean, then advertise it for more than the purchase price, disregarding any issues the car may have in the hope the new buyer won't notice…I just couldn't do that. The cars I source are carefully selected and I work very hard so that when my cars leave me, I have the satisfaction of knowing they are as good as they possibly can be within the constraints I have. As such I have many repeat customers and new customers that have been recommended via word of mouth…the ultimate accolade for anyone in business.
Any other questions, please feel free to contact me at using the button below or on the details below. I'm a firstly and foremostly a true car enthusiast of many, many years, and a Mercedes Club Member, so it's a pleasure to meet and speak to like-minded people.
Finally, I'm situated in Keighley, West Yorkshire (Postal Code Area BD21) which is approximately 11 miles from Skipton, and 20 miles West of Leeds.
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