Whole Lotta Depreciation: 1995 Mercedes-Benz S600

I’ve always wondered about the decision by Mercedes-Benz designers to put the V12 badge behind the rear window on the C140 coupe. It was a strange place for a piece of badging in the Mercedes-Benz design space, but it was a reminder every time you got in the car that you were driving something special that could set you back a few weeks pay if something went wrong. Today the magic of depreciation means this MSRP $150k car is now worth less than a head gasket repair. Find this 1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 offered for $4499 in Jacksonville, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1995 mercedes-benz s600
condition: good
cylinders: 12 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 149000
paint color: white
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: coupe

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)

All Original

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.

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