This 1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 Coupe was first registered in California with later registration in Nevada, Arizona and New York where it resides with its current owner showing 143k miles from new. Finished in Black (040) over Beige Nappa Leather (235), power is provided by a 5.0-liter M119 V8 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Equipment includes rear-axle self leveling suspension, dual-pane windows, a power glass sunroof, remote central locking, power adjustable heated front seats, rain sensing wipers, xenon headlights and Parktronic parking sensors. Modifications include Lorinser front and rear spoilers, Lorinser D93 wheels, a JL Audio sub and a Remus exhaust. Recent service consists of new front struts, a new steering gear nut and idler arm, and an oil and filter change. This S500 Coupe is now offered for sale with original manufacturer’s literature, both keys, a clean Carfax report and a clean New York title.
The Exterior is finished in Black (040) and features a Lorinser front and rear spoiler painted in body color. The seller notes that the bumpers have had previous touch up work and that the rear bumper shows some signs of fading. Exterior features consist of dual-pane glass, a heated windshield and headlight washer system, heated power side mirrors, a power tilt/slide glass sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, Parktronik parking sensors and remote central locking.
19” Lorinser D93 wheels are fitted wearing Falken tires and feature Lorinser branded center caps. The chrome finish appears in good condition and shows no signs of damage. The rear axle features a self-leveling suspension and the front shocks were replaced in July 2021.
The cabin is trimmed in Beige Nappa Leather (235) with matching carpet and floor mats while Burl Walnut wood trim lines the center console, dashboard and door panels. The seller notes that the wood trim shows some signs of cracking. An aftermarket Kenwood Excelon head unit is installed in place of the factory unit along with a JL Audio sub in the trunk. The factory head unit is included and documented in the photo gallery. Interior features consist of heated 12-way power adjustable front seats, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control and a power tilt/telescope steering column.
The wood/leather steering wheel fronts a 160-mph speedometer along with a 7k-rpm tachometer. Other instrumentation includes an analog clock and gauges for fuel economy, fuel level, coolant temperature and oil pressure. The digital six-digit odometer reads 143k miles with just 1,800 added by the current owner. A row of warning lights is featured below the gauge cluster along with a digital outside temperature indicator and controls for the resettable trip odometer.
This C140 is powered by a 5.0-liter DOHC M119 V8 which is factory rated at 315 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque which is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission. The seller reports that an aftermarket Remus exhaust has been fitted to the car. Recent maintenance included an engine oil and oil filter change along with new front struts and a new steering gear nut and idler arm. Underbody photos are viewable in the gallery.
The Carfax report shows linear mileage updates from new with regular service visits and no accidents or damage reports. The seller notes that most service records from new are included with the car. This S500 Coupe is now offered with both keys, original manufacturer’s literature, a clean Carfax and a clean New York title.
A cold start and walkaround video is viewable below.
The C140 chassis comes from an era where no expense was spared in the pursuit of unparalleled luxury. The build quality is often associated with bank vaults while the Bruno Sacco styling is nothing short of monolithic, appearing to be chiseled out of a large block of stone. Stepping inside reveals an interior that was designed purely from a perspective of comfort with soft Nappa leather and rich wood trim found on all surfaces. Coming from a time of “more is more” when it comes to buttons, the center console operates as a command center allowing the driver to operate the many functions of the car from an arm’s distance. The silky smooth 32-valve M119 V8 along with the bulletproof 722.6 transmission serves as simply a means to an end allowing the car to briskly accelerate forwards with no fuss, vibration or drama. This example has been upgraded with Lorinser D93 19” wheels whose design is a nod to the popular monoblocks of the time. The Lorinser front and rear spoilers add a subtle sporty touch while the Remus exhaust offers the only hint that a reciprocating piece of machinery exists below the hood. If you’re looking for an uncompromising luxury experience from an era where luxury was about comfort and usability and less about flash and frills, this C140 is the perfect example.
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