This 1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL was ordered and built for the Canadian market where it remained until early 2021 when the current owner purchased and imported the car to the United States. Finished in Midnight Blue (904) over Gray Leather (268), power is provided by a 6.0-liter V12 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes 16″ eight-hole wheels, an Adaptive Damping System, a sunroof, soft-close doors, heated and power-adjustable front and rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air conditioning, an electric rear window sunshade, and an aftermarket head unit linked to a Bose sound system. The original wiring harness has been replaced under previous ownership and recent services include a new serpentine belt, rear brake pads and rotors, a brake fluid flush, an oil and filter service, an upper timing case reseal, and a new power antenna motor. This W140 shows 75k kilometers (~46k miles) and is now offered with manufacturer’s literature, recent service records, a trickle charger, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Kentucky title in the seller’s name.
The car is finished in Midnight Blue (904) with matching lower cladding and bumpers. Features include headlight wipers, an electric sunroof, a power antenna, twin exhaust outlets, and a soft-close trunk lid. The body is free from any damage, dents, or dings, and a front license plate mount is drilled into the front bumper.
The car wears refinished 16″ eight-hole alloy wheels wrapped in 225/60 Michelin tires showing 2011 date codes. The Adaptive Damping System (ADS) and a self-leveling rear suspension reportedly functions as designed. The car recently recieved new rear brake pads and rotors, and a brake fluid flush.
The cabin features seating surfaces upholstered in Gray Leather (268) with matching carpeting and Mercedes-Benz-branded wool floor mats. Burl wood trim accents the dash, center console, shifter surround, and doors. Exclusive to the V12 examples, additional Burl trim is shown on the B-pillars. Equipment includes power-adjustable and heated front seats with orthopedic backrests, heated and power-reclining rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air conditioning, an electric rear-window sunshade, and an aftermarket head unit. Additionally a power overhead rearview mirror is operational and self-tinting. All power functions reportedly work as intended.
The leather-wrapped steering wheel is mounted to an electrically-adjustable steering column and fronts a 160-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer, an analog clock, and auxiliary gauges for fuel level, oil pressure, coolant temperature, and instant economy. The six-digit odometer shows 75k kilometers (~46k miles), approximately 2,000 of which were added by the seller.
The 6.0-liter M120 V12 was factory rated at 402 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque when new with power sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. The factory wiring harness has been replaced under previous ownership and recent services include a new serpentine belt, rear brake pads and rotors, a brake fluid flush, an oil and filter service, an upper timing case reseal, and a new power antenna motor. Photos of the underside of the car have been added to the gallery.
The included clean Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and lists registration history in Canada and Kentucky with linear mileage updates since new. A Canadian Carfax report shows an accident in January 1993 for which a $395.47 claim was filed under previous ownership. Manufacturer’s literature is included in the sale along with a tool kit and service records for work completed under current ownership.
The seller has included videos showing an exterior walk around, interior features, and driving funtions.
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. Capable of making more than 500 horsepower (with some Affalterbach feddling), the M120 quickly became one of the most recognizable engines in the industry making cameo appearances in the Pagani Zonda for more than a decade. The M120 really saw success when paired with the W140 S-Class and the pairing continues to be one of the most formidable combinations in luxury motoring almost 30 years later. This 600SEL is highly appealing thanks to the rare and desirable color combination along with the updated wiring harness and recent service items addressed. For anyone looking to get behind the wheel of an M120-powered Mercedes, the recent receipts that accompany this car are priceless. The buyer of this example will have the opportunity to own a rare, refined, RWD super-saloon that is sure to continue to appreciate and has the service history to inspire confident enjoyment for years to come.
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