Last month I looked at a Mercedes-Benz W140 Coupe in a 1999 CL500 that not only looked great, but had a really reasonable asking price as well. Needless to say, it didn’t last all that long as someone else must of saw the value in it. Today, I wanted to go even further up market and check out a very low-mile 1996 S600 Coupe up for sale in New Jersey. Just as a refresher, Mercedes produced just over 8,500 of the V12-powered 600SEC/S600 Coupe/CL600 models for worldwide sale over an eight-year production period so they are relatively rare compared to the 36,000 examples of the V12 sedan. To find one with just 36,000 miles as this one has isn’t an easy task. However, that certainly means you are going to pay a premium. A big one.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 Coupe on eBay
Model: S600 Coupe
Engine: 6.0 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 36,550 mi
Location: Blackwood, New Jersey
Price: $26,000 Buy It Now
Mercedes 1996 S600 Mint original, garage kept, 36,000 miles. Concours condition, no dust on car, inside , or engine.1 of a kind condition, everything works. Serviced and kept in great condition. Rare opportunity for serious buyer with intelligent offer. Vin WDBGA76E1TA305060 Have all books, records, Appraisals, service receipts, and clear title ready to go.
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There’s not a lot to dislike about this one. It surely looks the part of 36,000 miles and gains some extra points for having the 18″ AMG 5-spokes wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sports. Inside is classic 1990s Mercedes and this being a 1996, it is the first year of the mini-facelift that featured upgraded climate controls and a different shift pattern. This looks like a private seller, so I’m a little confused why they didn’t go into a little history about the car or at least highlight some of the heavy maintenance that I’m sure this car has. While these M120s are one of the best V12 engines ever produced in terms of durability and drama-free use, they are still V12s at the end of the day and require care beyond what you’d normally expect, even from a Mercedes.
Now the price. The ask of $26,000 is a big number for a W140 of any guise. However, there are examples out there pulling this kind of price. Yes, that one did have half the miles, but we are seeing some eye-popping numbers for sedans. So this car maybe not be priced as crazy as I thought to begin with. I do think however some thorough due diligence is needed to even get near $20,000 on this one. The potential is there, but I think this one sits for awhile longer.