Whole Lotta Depreciation: 1995 Mercedes-Benz S600
From the seller:
1995 mercedes-benz s600
cylinders: 12 cylinders
paint color: white
title status: clean
Increasingly rare 1995 Mercedes Benz ‘OG Maybach’ S600 (MB Model: W140). Initial research leads me to believe there were only 189 Coupes made this year (vs. 3181 Sedans) at a price of ~$147,000 in 1995 (Original Sticker, Car Manual, Dealer’s Invoice, etc. as pictured is included w/purchase).
2 Door, V12 Engine, Rear Wheel Drive, Automatic Transmission
~149k Original Miles (6k per year)
Car was originally imported into port of Jacksonville (per original sticker) and is being sold in Jacksonville
I’ve owned the car since 2018 and have put approximately ~5k on the clock over that period. I believe I am the 2nd owner. I simply don’t have the time currently to give her the love she deserves and would like to see her find a good home asap.
She starts right up and drives. Interior is all original and in great condition as well (not perfect, but likely nicer then most after 26 years). If you are reading this post, you are likely already familair with the W140 and what it is/represents, so I will keep it short and the pics speak for themselves – this is how ‘ballers balled’ back in ’95. She’s not perfect, but she still gets looks and every 3rd or 4th visit to fill her up or trip to the supermarket, will usually garner a compliment or conversation about her from someone passing by.
As the years continue to go by, I am confident these will only be harder to find given the limited production #s, further appreciated and will only go up in value. Simply put, ‘they DO NOT build them like this anymore’ and if so at what cost? “$147,000 in 1995 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $263,000 today, an increase of $116,000 over 26 years” -Google.
As with most older, unrestored, soon to be classic cars, she is not perfect, so I will share what I know:
Occasional wobble in steering wheel at speed
Slow to move/engage in reverse
A/C stopped blowing 4-6 months ago
Needs a break fluid flush (Currently squishy/fading brake pedal)
Again, she starts right up and runs/drives. Recently drove her to give her a bath. Given her current condition, I’ve priced her at a very reasonable $4500 cash, as she sits, with a clean title in hand. Get her before she’s gone…
Southside area. Serious inquiries only please. Thank you.
See a better way to drive a V12? firstname.lastname@example.org
A very comfy pit of despair.
Not comfy when taken in for repairs?
A pit of despair,
awash in repairs,
you may find affairs
strip thine wallet bare.
And yet say: “who cares?
My reward is the stares —
I bought it ’cause rare,
and for luck with the mares.”
I’ll just go ahead and see myself out now…..
When it comes to old mercs, give me diesel or pass.
This would be great for a Mercedes mechanic to repair and drive around as an advertisement. But man what a money pit!