About a month ago I took a look at a 2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG that you wouldn’t think to be all that rare, but was actually just one of about 750 cars for the model year. Keeping with the rare Mercedes-Benz coupe thing, I wanted to rewind the clock back to the mid-1990s and check out a car that is even rarer — the S600 Coupe. Towards the end of the W140 run, Mercedes really cut down production on the V12 cars for North America much more than you would think. This 1997 up for sale in Georgia is just one of 348 for the model year. The lesser S500 Coupe was nearly triple that number with 933 cars imported, while 3,510 S500 sedans were sold in 1997. Now that these are reaching full-on classic status, demand for them is high and so are prices for the low-mile cars.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 Mercedes-Benz S600 Coupe on eBay
Model: S600 Coupe
Engine: 6.0 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 106,034 mi
Location: Buford, Georgia
Price: Reserve Auction
Selling one of my W140’s.
Probably the rarest of them all. This is a 1997 Mercedes S600 Coupe. Black with black/gray interior. EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN.
New Michelin Tires all around. Recent and extensive Service History at MVP Mercedes Service in Tucker Georgia. Runs and Drives Very Well. New upper control arms, rear suspension accumulators and fresh brakes.
Everything works as it should including seat belt “presenter”. Soft close doors etc.
Vehicle has Pioneer Bluetooth radio for safe hands free motoring. Previous owner had front seats recovered with factory leather skins from MB. Brand new Steering wheel from MB, so no cracks in the wood. Interior looks great!
Exterior is is Fantastic condition. Look at the pictures. No dents/dings etc.
Please bid to WIN!
Not a lot to say…. If you are looking at this car…… You already know. The best or NOTHING!
This example up for sale in Georgia looks like it has potential, but I’m wondering if it has some issues. You can see in the lead photo that the front bumper looks to have some heavy damage, and the rest of the photo seems to conveniently crop out photos of that bumper. Thankfully inside the news is much better. The S600 cars were blessed with two-tone leather that is tough to source if it is torn up, but these were already refreshed with new covers. It sure looks like this seller knows what he has and loves the car, given money was spent on a new steering wheel.
My guess is that this one won’t go cheap. I’d wager to guess it is worth north of $20,000 easily, but when sellers set their own reserves, logic seems to go out the window. I’m curious to see where this one ends, but I’m not hopeful for a sale unless the number really gets crazy.