1998 MERCEDES-BENZ S500 4D SEDAN L W140
The W140 Mercedes S-Class was arguably the most over-engineered car the Stuttgart maker ever built, with a research and development budget for the model said to be in excess of $US1 billion at the time. These cars were designed literally to be the best, and to be capable of aggregating huge mileages without any fuss. This Australian-delivered1998 S500 long-wheelbase limousine (V140) is a rare car and one of the very last of the W140 line, and looks imposing in Green Black metallic with an interior finished in Orion light grey leather and burr walnut timber trim. Well-preserved examples of the W140 S-Class are becoming increasingly difficult to find, and particularly the more rarefied V8 cars since relatively few were sold in this country. Even fewer were the "L" long-wheelbase versions, as most customers of the time opted for the standard-length models. By the end of the 140's reign in Australia, the S500 was only available in extremely small numbers and exclusively in "L" specification, and hence this car is regarded as somewhat special by Mercedes S-Class enthusiasts and collectors. It has covered a low 189,432km and was first delivered by Mercedes-Benz of Sydney in October 1998. It comes with the original owner’s manuals, document wallet, spare key and service log book, the latter indicating servicing by Mercedes dealers through to 2005 and thereafter by reputable specialists. It is powered by the 235kW 5.0L 32-valve V8 with 470Nm of torque driving to the rear wheels via a 4-speed automatic transmission, and is still a truly impressive car to drive today. It is fitted with electric memory front seats, electrically-adjustable steering column, original Becker factory hi-fi sound system, signature double-pane window glass, self/soft closing doors, driver and front side airbags, ABS, ASR traction control and much more. This timeless and beautiful 5.0L limousine in Green Black is a pleasure to drive, and thrills the enthusiast immediately with its handsome lines, unmistakable engine note and well-preserved condition. As an Australian-delivered example of a rare late-in-series model, this V140 is destined to become very collectible and needs no spend in order to be enjoyed immediately by the fussiest buyer. Registration is until October 2021 in NSW.
We are a boutique dealership located in a warehouse just 15 minutes from the Sydney CBD and 15 minutes from the airport. We pride ourselves on the quality of our cars and specialise in Mercedes-Benz. Our stock is handpicked and each car is meticulously checked prior to being offered for sale by a specialist third-party technician. We are MTA members and agents for NSW Roads and Maritime Services, enabling us to transfer registrations and perform other transactions such as number plate swaps from our office. A range of other services is also offered including the transport of cars to any location in the country or overseas, and competitive financing rates for all cars including older ones. Our showroom is indoors and off-street parking is available for our customers inside. We are Mercedes-Benz Club members and specialise in the brand, and aim to provide our customers with a high level of personalised service befitting of the unique cars that we offer.