1993 Mercedes-Benz W140 500SEL

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October 20, 2021 Update – The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price of $15,000, so we’ve moved this 1993 Mercedes-Benz W140 500SEL to our “Rides Still Available” page. Click the blue “Buy Now or Make an Offer” button below to navigate to the bid page where you can select the “Buy Now” option or enter a realistic counter offer we can present to the private seller.

Guys With Rides has prepared a reserve-price-style online auction on behalf of the private seller of this one-family-owned, 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL.

Bidding started on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, and runs for fourteen consecutive days ending at 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

This 1993 Mercedes-Benz W140 500SEL currently resides in the Jackson, Mississippi area.

 

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class signified the flagship line of the German carmaker’s lineup for many years and the W140 version represented that distinction for the 1991 through 1998 model years.  Available with a variety of six- and eight-cylinder power plants fueled by either gas or diesel, the V8-powered 500SEL featured here was only surpassed by the brand’s V12-powered 600SEL as the top model.

As with previous generations of S-Class, the W140 was available as either a two-door hardtop or a four-door sedan. Unlike the two-door hardtop, Mercedes-Benz provided the sedan in two lengths:  The standard wheelbase SE and the long-wheelbase SEL like the example featured here.

The W140 gained notoriety for its substantial appearance with a tall roof and larger side windows, described as a “driving safe box”, “brick on wheels”, “moving shoe carton”, etc. Emerging concerns for climate protection and the effect of global recessions in the early 1990s targeted the W140 as an ostentatious symbol of excess.

Originally purchased by the seller’s mother when new, this 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL has remained in the family since new. The most important consideration when buying an older Mercedes-Benz is how well-maintained the car is. We were pleased to see the CarFax® provided detailed records of the car being mostly serviced at the local dealership throughout its life.

Based upon the CarFax and the recent Lemon Squad inspection, while this 500 SEL has its cosmetic bumps and bruises, it’s the perfect specimen for a shade trade mechanic to provide it with a full detail and some sorting to bring it back to its full cosmetic glory.

The picture below contains the link to review the full Lemon Squad Pre-Purchase inspection.  Click on the picture to review the mechanic’s report and then click your browser’s back button when finished to return to this page:

The picture below contains the link to review the clean and well-detailed CarFax® report.  Click on the picture to review the CarFax and then click your browser’s back button when finished to return to this page:

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

If you have any questions about this 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

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