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Mercedes-Benz S500L - SOLD


1999 Mercedes S500L

  • 5.0 litre V8 with 5 speed auto.
  • Original list price > £100k.
  • Huge specification inc front / rear Contour interior.
  • Long-wheel-base version.
  • ONLY 11k miles from new!
  • 1 previous keeper - last 19 years.


The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a luxury saloon and was officially introduced in 1972 succeeding previous Mercedes-Benz models dating back to the mid-1950s. As the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz line-up, the S-Class has, over many years, debuted many of the company's latest innovations, including drivetrain technologies, interior features and safety systems (such as seatbelt pre-tensioners), simply put the S-class is an automotive benchmark. In 1998 after replacing the more angular W140 S-class, the all new S-Class was completely restyled in 1999 with a body that was slightly smaller and lighter than its predecessor and as with each new S-Class, the W220 brought in new innovations such as Airmatic air suspension and active ventilated seats (which used miniature fans in the seats to move air through perforations).

Delivered to its first owner, a Mr Habib Kahn from Kensington, London on the 1st Aug 1999 this Mercedes-Benz S500L (Limousine) will originally have had a list price well in excess of £100,000, and came ordered with the following extensive list of options as shown on the original Data-card:

  • 5.0 litre V8 with 5 speed auto transmission.
  • Brilliant Silver metallic paint.
  • Orion Grey full leather interior.
  • Front Contour seats (heated / cooled / massage) - Full electrical adjustment.
  • Front memory seats.
  • Rear Contour seats (heated / cooled / massage) - Full electrical adjustment.
  • Command operating and display system.
  • Parktronic front & rear.
  • Xenon Headlights with wash.
  • Wood / Leather steering wheel.
  • Multi-function steering wheel.
  • Cruise Control.
  • Mobile phone connectivity.
  • Wood / Leather auto-gearbox shift lever.
  • Electric glass sunroof.
  • 7 spoke alloys (matched set of Continental tyres).
  • Electric rear blind.
  • Soft close doors and luggage compartment.
  • 6 disc CD Changer.
  • Tinted laminated glass.
  • Auto dimming interior mirror.
  • Auto dimming exterior mirrors.

With only 1 previous keeper, this sublime S-class has lead a truly cosseted life spending many years living in Switzerland and as such she has driven only 11k miles in the last 20 years.... yes, 11k miles! Needless to say the car is amazing, opening the doors and stepping in you're immediately meet by a wonderfully light and airy cabin and oh the smell of from the 'as new' leather Contour seats is just amazing. Fully adjustable (front and rear) both the driver and occupants will find the perfect position ahead of their journey and as the driver starts the car, there's little to confirm that the 5.0 litre V8 engine is running apart from the visual clues from the crystal clear instrument cluster. Being the range topping S-Class, this long-wheel-base version (rear passengers have nearly more legroom than 1st-class on Lufthansa) it easy to understand why business executives choose the S-Class, its simply perfect whisking its occupants across Europe in absolute luxury, but don't be fooled as with 302bhp the S500 is now slouch and with its perfect Active Body Control system this Limo can certainly hustle when needed.....but, that's just missing the point!

Offered with her full book pack, stamped service book and associated paperwork, MOT's (she came back into the UK in 2018) and has a valid 2020 MOT and 3 keys (inc Valet), full toolkit, original First Aid Kit this stunning example is quite possibly the lowest mileage W220 series S500L in the U.K. and would suit either a Wedding / Executive travel company looking to expand their fleet, an international business executive (we're happy to ship worldwide) or a Mercedes-Benz aficionado / classic car enthusiast looking to bolster their collection and with all that luxury we're happy to drive her anywhere!

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After owning my Mercedes SL55 AMG for 2 yrs and finding that I really wasn't using her I decided that the time had come for the car to find a new owner and despite what I thought was a decent advert and some nice pictures I found that after 3 months of advertising and expense I had no real interest in the car. A friend of mine had suggested that I contact Absolute Classic Cars as they might be able to help and after meeting with Carl and Mark I decided to give the guys a go.

Within a week of our meeting they had fully prepared the car for sale, took loads of detailed images, wrote a fantastic advert and even produced a video specifically for my car - she looked so good I almost didn't want to sell her!

Mark and Carl managed communications with all interested parties, arranged viewings and amazingly within the two weeks the car was sold, I couldn't believe it.

The guys at Absolute Classic Cars really know their stuff, their attention to detail is unbelievable, always super professional yet warm and welcoming, I can't recommend them highly enough.

Mr Moore, Lincolnshire

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