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Lot 137: Mercedes-Benz S600 Coupe

Annual Jaguar Heritage + Sports and Prestige Cars, Barons (28 May 2012)

The name "S-Class" derives from the German word "Sonderklasse" of which "S-Class" is an abbreviation. Sonderklasse means "special class" (or rather: "In a class of its own"), and in automotive terms thus refers to "a specially outfitted car." Although used colloquially for decades, following its official application in 1972, five generations of officially named S-Class sedans have been produced. Past two-door coupe models of the S-Class were known as SEC and later S-Coupe.

In late 1999, the W220 was introduced. The W220 S-Class was completely restyled, with a body that was slightly smaller and lighter than its predecessor. Unlike its predecessor, the W220 was not the first model to feature the company's new design theme for the next generation of Mercedes-Benz. This honor was given to the A-Class when it launched in 1997. The new S-Class incorporated the new styling cues first introduced on the Mk I A-Class the year before (for example, the dashboard carried over the new styling details first seen in the A-Class), with a renewed focus on elegance and style in a more rounded shape compared to the preceding W140. Despite being smaller, the W220 S-Class offered more interior space than the W140.

Offered here is a range topping S600 coupe, which is finished in blue with contrasting navy blue leather. The indicated mileage of 95000 is thought to be correct and is supported by partial service history. The car is equipped with the usual options associated with this model and it is said do present and drive very nicely. Options include Sat/Nav/TV and double glazing. The car also comes with a new remote key.

The S Class Mercedes offer staggering value for money, when one considers that they were priced at over �90,000 when new. Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

Lot Details
Auction Annual Jaguar Heritage + Sports and Prestige Cars
Barons, Sandown Park Exhibition Complex- Surrey Hall
TypeCar
Lot Number137
Estimate£3250-£4000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year2000
Condition rating0
Registration numberX862 FGK
Mileage-
Chassis numberWDB2201782A179011
Engine number1379704008117
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors