This 1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL shows initial order and ownership in Dubai, U.A.E and has remained with the current owner since 2005 under climate controlled storage for more than a decade. Finished in Almandine Red Metallic (512) over a Beige Leather (265) interior, power comes from a 6.0-liter M120 V12 paired to a four-speed automatic transmission. Features include a power sunroof, heated and reclining front and split rear seats, automatic climate control, cruise control, adjustable suspension (ADS), and an original Mercedes-Benz integrated carphone. This 600SEL currently shows 194k kilometers (~120k miles) on the odometer and is being offered by the current owner with service records, manufacturer’s literature, original tool kit, two keys, and a clean U.A.E. title.
Finished in Almandine Red Metallic (512) with matching lower cladding, the body is free from any dents or rust. Exterior features include glass headlamps with wipers, integrated factory fog lights, rear automatic parking poles, an automatic power antenna, and a power paint-matched sunroof. The body has received a repaint under current ownership in factory Almandine Red Metallic due to sun damage on the original paint. A scratch can be seen on the rear bumper and the front tow hook cover is missing.
This example shows 18” AMG Monoblock Aero II wheels in reportedly OEM condition free from any scuffs, bends, or curb rash. These wheels measure 18x8.5” and 18x9.5" respectively and are wrapped in Toyo Proxes tires. Original painted center caps are installed on the wheels.
The cabin is trimmed in Beige Leather (265) across the seats, door cards, head rests, shift knob, and steering wheel. Burl Walnut wood adorns the steering wheel inserts, center console, door cards, shifter surround, rear ashtrays, air vents, and B-pillar trim. A later model Becker head unit has been fitted and functions as intended. Additional features include power-adjustable heated front and rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an automatic dimming rear view mirror, rear reclining seats, and rear passenger climate control. Minor creasing and scratches can be seen on the front seats and upper courtesy handle trim is missing along with the rear vanity mirrors.
The digital odometer shows 194k kilometers (~120k miles). Instrumentation includes a 160-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer with a 6k-rpm redline, and a digital odometer with trip function. Additional gauges include fuel level, oil pressure, fuel economy, and an analog clock. All backlighting works as intended and digital displays show all pixels. The odometer has reportedly been rebuilt due to an inoperable odometer previously.
The 6.0-liter M120 V12 was rated at 402 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque when new and is paired to a 722.3 automatic four-speed transmission. The seller and current owner had a complete check performed as the car was taken from storage along with an oil and filter service.
This 600SEL currently shows 194k kilometers (~120k miles) on the digital odometer and is being offered by the current owner with service records, manufacturer’s literature, original tool kit, two keys, and a clean U.A.E. title.
On the brink of the auto industry migrating away from high displacement and naturally aspirated power plants, the M120 V12-powered Mercedes from the 90’s remain flagships against even the newest iteration of the S-Class and other modern luxury options. We’re marginally accustomed to seeing late model V12 W140’s but when it comes to pre-facelift cars, they’re few and far between by comparison. While the history on this one shows long term ownership and storage, the owner mentions a thorough recent service and it does show how resilient these cars (and engines) were when used as intended.
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