The late 1990s was, in my opinion, a watershed for executive sedans. The much revered BMW E38 7 series was about halfway into its production lifespan, offering up what was arguably one of the best designs the company has ever released. Then we had the Audi A8. In the wake of the V8, which was a bit of a sales disappointment, Audi was back with this all aluminum luxury saloon and even offered a hot version – the S8 – for those who wanted the ultimate high performance luxury express. Then there was the W140 Mercedes-Benz S-class. Having been introduced in 1992, this was a car on its way out, but it still had some fight left in it. Compared to the BMW and Audi, the Mercedes had rather brutal, monolith appearance to it. It was still, however, a supremely capable automobile. The example we see here for sale in Texas is the popular S500 with the 5.0 liter V8. In black over black leather, this completes the iconic look for this CEO express.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 on eBay
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 79,775 mi
Price: No reserve auction
Automatch is proud to present to you this CARFAX certified 98 MERCEDES BENZ S500 with only 79k miles. CLEAN CARFAX WITH NO ACCIDENTS! Stunning vehicle in and out. Runs and drives like a dream. 2 previous owners. Ultra low mileage for a 98 model! Fresh trade in from a local franchise dealership. Black on black leather interior. Loaded with Factory Xenon HID Headlights, Power Rear Sunshade, Heated Front and Rear Seats, Power Seats, Power Windows, Door Locks, Power Glass Sunroof, Mirrors, Cruise, Automatic Climate Control, Bose AM, FM, Cassette Player and CD changer, and much more. Comes with original books and manuals, 3 sets of keys, floor mats and full size spare. Nice set of matching Michelin tires was recently installed. Lots of tread left on tires. The engine and transmission run great. 3 MONTHS, 3,000 MILES WARRANTY INCLUDED! Call Tim today with any questions at 281-451-4108
As we touched on with the Feature Listing Mercedes-Benz CL600 for sale at Sun Valley Auto Club, it’s tempting to think about getting a lot of luxury with cars like this for a cut rate price. However, given the added complexity of these machines, we can’t repeat enough how important it is to buy one of these cars smartly in order to mitigate the amount of excess spending on maintenance. The one thing that’s bugging me with this S500 is the exhaust tips. Hopefully these are not welded on, or else I’d try and source a stock muffler so as to hide the exhaust pipes. As it sits, this just looks like a cheap add on to an otherwise classy vehicle. Prices for W140s have fallen down to the level where mere mortals can afford them. We haven’t seen a whole lot of W140s sell recently, except for a well-kept 1992 600SEL that changed hands for $5,650. Given this is a later model with the easier to maintain V8, I’d suspect we may see this car fetch somewhere in the $6,000 to $8,000 range.