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1994 Mercedes C140 S500 V8 Coupe - 56K - FMBSH - Pristine Example SOLD

1994 Mercedes-Benz (C140) S500 V8 Auto Pilarless Coupe

1 Previous Owner - Only 56,000 Miles - FMBSH (36 Stamps)

Beautiful 744 Silver - Grey Leather Interior

Amazing Condition, Specification & Performance


Date of Registration: 1st August 1994 (M Prefix)
MOT Expiry: April 15th 2019(No Advisories - Never had any Advisories issued at any MOT!)
Number of Previous Keeper on V5: 1
Mileage: 56,203 Miles
Service History: 35 Mercedes Main Dealer Stamps + 1 Specialist Stamp (Two Service Books!) + All old MOT Certificates
Keys: Two Remote "Flip" Keys
Road Tax: Pre March 2001 Flat Rate of £255/Year
HPI Status: 100% Clear (report included)


Driver & Passenger Airbags
ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation)
Grey Leather Interior
Walnut Wood Cappings
Leather Rimmed Steering Wheel & 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
Electric/Heated/Folding Mirrors
Electrically Adjustable Interior Mirror
Self Dimming Rear View Mirror
Electrically Retracting/Raising Rear Headrests
Electric Seatbelt Handover (aka Seat Belt Butlers)
Cruise Control
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
Power Steering
Adjustable Steering Column
Arm Rests Front & Rear
Four Headrests
Load Adjustable Headlamps
Headlamp Wash/Wipe
Front Fog Lamps
Mercedes Tape/Tuner
Factory Tinted Glass with Gradient Band Windscreen
Parking Poles (Raise when reverse engage - the forerunner to PDC)
Optional 18" MB Alloy Wheels

Please note this vehicle is NOT fitted with the troublesome and expensive to repair ADS (Adaptive Damping System).

SUMMARY OF WORK COMPLETED IN PREPARATION in 2015 at 54,000 miles, after the car had been in storage since 2012.

Door Lock Spring Replaced
Drivers Door Vacuum Element Replaced
Air-Conditioning Re-gassed
Steering Lock Barrel replaced (VIN Matched to vehicle)
Engine Wiring Loom Replaced
Both Distributor Caps, Rotor Arms & Seals Replaced (Bosch Parts)
Seat Belt Butler Module Replaced
Indicator Module Replaced
Oil/Filter Changed
Various Service Jobs
Diagnostic check & faults erased (caused by low battery)
New Battery
Batteries Replaced in Both Keys


Previously sold by me in 2015 (at 54,000 miles), and now being offered again for sale due to the owner downsizing.

This C140 Coupe was originally supplied, and serviced by Greenoaks Mercedes, Maidenhead. It cost well in excess of £80,000...and that's in 1994; that's around £150,000 in today's money! This is a simply amazing vehicle, 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. These cars (when they're right) drive better than any Rolls Royce or Bentley of a similar age.

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 means to look after them properly. Not this one, it's long term owner of almost 19 years, and who bought the car brand new on 1st August 1994, had it serviced way beyond what one would deem reasonable, at the same supplying Mercedes Dealership. The service history spans two service booklets, between them containing 35 Mercedes Main Dealer Stamps, and one Specialist stamp; the reason there's two is the first one was fully stamped up by 2007, so the garage had to supply another book to log subsequent services.

Mechanically, as you'd expect of a impeccably maintained precision vehicle, this car was described by one of the technicians at my local MB Specialist as "the real deal". Everything it has (and that's a lot of goodies) works exactly as they should. I 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 the best I've ever seen on a W140. The paintwork is in beautiful order, and there's no damage either, in fact the car 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 in the 1990's. Think of it as a great big iron fist, in a velvet glove. Even twenty year one 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 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 vehicle, just a word of caution here, and I speak from bitter experience. If you get it wrong with one of these, it will cost you dearly, and the more neglected the vehicle, the more that cost is compounded. Even though this is probably one of the best examples out there, over almost £3000 was spent re-commissioning in 2015, to ensure everything was working.

At the end of the day, owning a good example like this and you'll be 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 level of engineering your getting. For the price, 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 the house down where that same rice pudding is sitting on the table, and probably the rest of the street with it too!.


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 [email protected] or on 07976 280738. I'm a firstly and foremostly a true Mercedes 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.

All major debit/credit cards accepted.

Thanks for reading my advert!

Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Mercedes
Model 500
  C140 S500 Coupe
Year 1994
Country UK
Region Yorkshire
Status Trade
Ref C984191

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