This 1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB was reportedly purchased new by the seller’s grandfather at Gulf Stream Motors in Palm Beach, Florida in 1997 and has remained with the same family the entirety of its life. Finished in Midnight Blue (904) over Beige (265) leather interior, this short-wheelbase variant of the W140 S-Class platform has a wheelbase that is approximately four inches shorter than the long-wheelbase versions. Currently, this S320 displays less than 50k miles on the digital odometer of which 10,000 were added by the seller. This W140 is being offered at no reserve with a clean Carfax report and a clean PA title.
The S320 is powered by a 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine rated at 228 horsepower and 238 lb-ft of torque when new. Power is translated through a 5-speed automatic gearbox to a set of OEM 16x7.5” six-hole factory wheels. Included with the sale are an additional set of OEM eight-hole W140 wheels for a prefacelift example as depicted in the gallery below.
The Midnight Blue exterior paint is trimmed with a red factory pinstripe and is reportedly in good, original condition with the exception of minor scratching at the trunk lid. As a facelift model, this S320 features updated front and rear bumpers, slimmer side cladding, and redesigned headlights and taillights among other various updates.
The interior is finished in Parchment leather with cherry wood accents on the center console, dash, and door panels. Cabin features include power-adjustable front seats with memory, a power glass sunroof, and pneumatic self-closure aids for the doors and trunk. Double-paned glass also surrounds the cabin at all four doors. The digital odometer shows just under 50k miles, approximately 10,000 of which were added by the seller since 2004.
Maintenance performed in 2021 includes a new OEM Mercedes battery and a Mobil 1 oil and fluid service. The car is described as completely stock with the exception of a set of larger rear rotors and calipers reportedly from an S500 of the same era. The car remained in Florida until 2004 when it was inherited by a family member in Pennsylvania following the death of the seller’s grandfather. The provided Carfax shows no damage or accidents and service records in Florida and Pennsylvania throughout the family's ownership.
A cold start video featuring funtionality of the soft-close doors, trunk, mirrors and keyless entry is provided below.
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