This 1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL was sold new in California where it has remained for the duration of its life under two owners showing 97k miles from new. Finished in Brilliant Silver Metallic (744) over Black Leather (261), power is provided by a 4.2-liter V8 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Equipment includes a power sliding sunroof, power adjustable front seats with memory, power mirrors, a power steering column, a Bose audio system, remote central locking, soft-close doors and dual-pane windows. Over $8k in maintenance receipts performed by the seller accompany the car with the most recent services including new distributor rotors, new fuel pumps and filter, a new PSE pump, battery, and a steering idler arm. Complete service history from current ownership is included with partial service records from new. This 400SEL is now offered for sale by the current owner with the original manufacturer’s literature, first-aid kit, a clean Carfax report and a clean California title.
The exterior is finished in Brilliant Silver Metallic (744) with contrasting gray lower body cladding. Exterior equipment consists of a power sunroof, heated power mirrors, headlamp wiper/washers, dual-pane windows, remote central locking, electro-pneumatically assisted closing doors and trunk and pop-up rear fender guides. The seller reports that the car was repainted under prior ownership and that the front bumper was resprayed under current ownership to fill front license plate holes. Additionally, the power antenna is noted as non-functional. The exterior is in good condition showing no signs of rust or body damage.
16” 8-hole alloy wheels have been finished in chrome and fitted with Michelin Defender tires measuring 235/60 on all four corners with date codes from 2014. Minor scratches are present in the finish of the wheels.
The cabin is upholstered in Black Leather (261) with matching black carpets and Zebrano wood trim which lines the center console, dashboard and door panels. A chip in the wood trim can be seen below the head unit. Both front seats offer 12-way power adjustability with three-position memory for both driver and passenger. Additional interior amenities include dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable rear view mirror, a power-adjustable steering column, electronic cruise control, a Becker Grand Prix 2000 head unit and a Bose audio system. The seller notes the rear driver's side window intermittently sticks on the way up but does shut and seal properly. The mirror adjustment switch is recessed into the trim with the interior otherwise in good condition.
The four-spoke steering wheel frames a 160-mph speedometer along with a 7k-rpm tachometer, an analog clock and gauges for fuel level, economy, coolant temperature and oil pressure. The six-digit odometer currently shows just under 97k miles from new with 6k miles added by the current owner in the past two years.
This long-wheelbase sedan is powered by a 4.2-liter M119 V8 engine which is rated for 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. Maintenance in March 2023 included new distributor rotors, a new fuel pump and filter, new PSE pump, battery, and a new steering idler arm. Additional maintenance performed by the seller includes new door lock actuators, new bulbs and new grommets for the pop-up fender guides. In 2021, the car received a new wiring harness, new valve cover gaskets, fuel pressure regulator, shifter bushing, rear brake pads, a brake fluid, power steering and coolant flush, and spark plugs. Complete service history from current ownership is included with partial history from new.
The Carfax report shows two owners with registration in exclusively in California along with linear mileage updates from new. No accidents or damage reports are present on the Carfax. This 400SEL is now offered for sale by the current owner in Los Angeles, California with the original manufacturer’s literature, first-aid kit, a clean Carfax report and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
A driving overview video has been provided by the seller below.
For many, the W140 S-Class represents the peak of Sacco-era legendary Mercedes design and construction. After over a billion dollars in development, the W140 became perhaps the most sought-after and well-loved Mercedes globally; used by heads of state and diplomatic envoys even today across the world. Exterior styling is reminiscent of the late 80’s combined with cutting edge technology and a fresh perspective intended to welcome the 90’s with open arms and minds. Sacco designed the perfect sedan with the W140 which provided ultimate comfort in a package that exudes class from every angle. This early-model example features the contrasting lower body cladding indicative of these early 90’s cars which suits the Brilliant Silver Metallic exceptionally well. With just two owners, California history and recent maintenance, this well-loved 400SEL is sure to provide many more superb miles for years to come.
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