The mighty W140 Mercedes-Benz S-class was the last of the over-engineered Benzes with a reported development cost of $1 billion. The W140 introduced the world to features like double pane window glazing (regularly and erroneously reported as bulletproof) and motorized closing doors/boot latch. When new the S600 could cost in excess of $140k but today you can get a 4900 lb sedan powered by a V12 engine for less than 10 grand, even if it will cost you half that each time you need to visit a mechanic. This big German beast reminds me of the son of German immigrants who used his considerable displacement brain to develop the atomic bomb way back in the 1940s and…well…you’ll understand why this is important when you see the next feature. Find this 1992 Mercedes-Benz S600 W140 offered for $8,000 in Tulsa, OK via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
1992 MERCEDES S 600
cylinders: 12 cylinders
paint color: black
title status: clean
Hello Mercedes enthusiasts. This is your chance to buy a rare, classic, drivable and expensive German engineering. Only 1000 have been sent in US market in 1992 with a price tag of $ 140000. With 400 horsepower and 12 cylinders, this car was presidents and heads of the state’s favorites, along with mobsters. This car is not cheap to work on, so you better know what you are buying. I already spent quite a bit in last few years bringing it up to date. Engine harness, mass air flow harness and sensors, fuel pumps, fuel filter, fuel hose and fuel pressure regulator, engine and transmission mounts, radio amplifier, battery, tires, breaks, spark plugs, Ac blower, all have been replaced. Also, injectors and front distributors have been cleaned and engine and transmission oil have been changed. Suspension is in a good shape and AC blows very cold air. Inside the leather looks like new and the car is very clean.
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