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Ministerial Transport: 1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 & 1995 Mercedes-Benz S320

As much as world leaders bang on about climate change and conservation, what is it that we typically see in the car park at the G7 Summit? Big black sedans. With security for heads of state of utmost importance, it’s easier to pack in a bunch of armor and defense systems into a car like the Audi A8 of German Chancellor Angela Merkel than it is a Toyota Prius. The consummate state limousine for many nations has always been one car: the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The 1990s saw the chains move for this perennial favorite, growing larger in almost every dimension with a new V12 engine on offer and a myriad of electronically assisted accessories. The following two black W140 sedans represent the lower end of what was on offer in the US market, each with low mileage. We’ll start with this 1997 S420 for sale in Texas.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 on eBay

Year: 1997
Model: S420
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 52,524 mi
Price: $12,995 Buy It Now

Absolutely stunning and one of a kind 1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4DR sedan!

Only 52k original miles!

1 owner Carfax and Autocheck certified!

Black on black leather!

Factory alloy wheels!

Power sunroof!

Garage kept!

Super clean and well maintained!

Factory six disc CD changer!

3 months/4,500 miles limited warranty with the Buy It Now price!

Call sales @ 713-914-0444 today!

Roadsters Auto is very proud to present for sale this extra sharp 1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 luxury sedan! This stunning 1 owner Carfax certified vehicle is featuring black color exterior on black leather interior! With only 52k original miles it looks very clean inside and out. It comes fully loaded with options such as power windows and locks, power mirrors, dual power memory seats, dual front and side airbags, factory radio with tape player, factory six disc CD changer in the trunk, 16″ factory alloy wheels, Bose premium sound system, wood trim, power sunroof and many more (see the pictures for more details)! All the options function accordingly. The power 8 cylinder 4.2 liter engine runs like new and the automatic transmission shifts smoothly into gears! The black color exterior is in very good and healthy condition and the black leather interior has been kept very clean! The overall condition of the Benz is very good and it is priced to sell quick, so call Mike now at 713-914-0444 to Buy It Now.

Remember: You are buying a top loaded used vehicle in clean condition at a wholesale price, not a brand new one!

Note: Just like any used vehicle, few minor nick nacks due to normal wear and tear and road debris.

This is a menacing looking machine with all this black, inside and out. With just enough chrome and machine finish alloy wheels, it reminds me why I prefer Mercedes-Benzes of this period, as they are tastefully adorned rather than slathered with chrome and LED lights all over the place. Restraint is the operative word I’m looking for when it comes to executive saloon styling.

Next up, we’ll take a look at this slightly older 1995 S320 for sale in Missouri. This is a short wheelbase S class with slightly less mileage than the V8 long wheelbase example we just looked at. If you are looking for a cruiser and not an all out barnstormer, the six-cylinder S class could be a good option for you.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 on eBay

Year: 1995
Model: S320
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 48,601 mi
Price: $8,950 Buy It Now

World Class Motorcars of St Louis MO is offering a great value in an older full size luxury sedan. This is a ONE OWNER Mercedes Benz S320 sedan. This car has only 48k miles on it since new. The car is finished in Gloss Black and has Ash Grey leather interior. It is powered by a 3.2L six cylinder mated to a 5 speed automatic transmission. This combination get 23mpg on the highway. The car has all the features you would expect in a luxury sedan. Power windows and and locks with keyless entry, power seats with memory, amfm cd player, and dual zone automatic climate control. The car has a sunroof and alloys wheels. This is an opportunity with to own a low mileage luxury sedan at a fraction of the original cost.


This car is in great condition. The body had a few minor dings which we removed and touch up any chips and scuffs. The car runs and drives as it should and the tires are in good condition. The interior is very nice. The leather is clean and shows little if any sign of wear. The back seat looks like it has never been used. The car has been professionally detailed and cleaned and is ready to go


World Class Motorcars is a licensed Missouri auto dealer and all laws pertaining to the sale of motor vehicles in the state of Missouri shall apply. I have made every effort to accurately describe this vehicle. If you are unsure of something please contact me via email through the eBay Message system or phone at 636-530-1133 and I will gladly answer your questions. I do require a $500 deposit at the end of the auction and the balance via certified funds within seven days. I do not charge any extra documentary fees, FedEx fees or anything. The amount you bid is what you pay. FREE SHIPPING IS INCLUDED AT THE BUY IT NOW PRICE TO THE 48 UNITED STATES I do reserve the right to end the auction early in the event of a prior sale.

If it were my money, I’d put it on the S420. Normally I’d prefer the simplicity and lower running costs of the inline-six in the S320, but for not much more, why not have a V8? In either case, these two cars represent a lot of car for the money. Neither vehicle needs a lot of work, save for maybe a little body work at the rear of the S320. As long as one budgets for the inevitable maintenance and repairs, you too can play Prime Minister for a day.



  1. JC
    JC September 29, 2014

    Get ready to replace the cup holder with 48 moving parts!

  2. sam
    sam September 29, 2014

    Ah! The car that Mr. Sacco said he designed a couple inches too tall. They still look splendid regardless. Engine-wise I can’t imagine the 6 cyl is terribly effective in that heavy a car. And if one is interested in any of these, cost can’t be that much of a concern, especially fuel economy. This is not for someone looking for efficiency. Therefore I agree the 420 gets my vote too. Where these cars really make sense is for a comfortable older couple who don’t want monthly payments on a newfangled car, an executive who wants some old school style or an upscale limo service.

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