Depreciation is a bad thing sometimes, but I guess that depends on what side of the transaction you are. When it comes to used flagship automobiles the only thing greater than the depreciation is the opportunity. In 2006 the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG was one of the most expensive cars on the road with a price tag of close to $170K, untouchable to most. Mercedes-Benz produced the S65 AMG as nothing but an exercise in power. The 6.0L Bi-Turbo V12 produced 604hp, and 738 ft-lbs of torque sending this heavy-weight to 60 mph in the mid 4 second range.
Fast forward 6 years to 2012, what was once the chariot for the rich and famous, is now something attainable by the masses. This beautiful low mileage grey over black S65 for sale in Houston, TX is a great way to get in to a high dollar car for the price of a new C Class.
2006 MERCEDES S65 AMG SEDAN – CARFAX CERTIFIED 1 OWNER VEHICLE – ALL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE PERFORMED AT MERCEDES BENZ OF FRESNO – ONLY 41K ORIGINAL MILES – LOADED WITH ALL POSSIBLE OPTIONS INCLUDING FRONT HEATED & COOLED SEATS – REAR ADJUSTING HEATED SEATS WITH LUMBAR – PDC – 6 CD – SUNSHADES – WALNUT TRIM & MUCH MUCH MORE – AN ABSOLUTE POWERHOUSE OF A MOTOR LAUNCHES THIS SEDAN FROM 0 TO 60 IN 4.2 SECONDS – ORIGINAL MSRP OVER $170K – EXCELLENT CONDITION INSIDE & OUT!!!
This is certainly a lot of car for the money. As Mercedes-Benz’s flagship sedan in 2006 the MSRP of this monster was $169,000, making $38,000 a virtual bargain for such a clean example. With just a tick over 41,000 miles, there is still a lot of life left in this beauty. That life will include long smoky burnouts, $300+ oil changes, and 11 mpg (with a light foot). With all things considered, this is not a cheap car to own, maintain, or fix, but an almost 5000lb car that does 0-60 mph like a Ferrari, that’s a car right up my alley.