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1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 Coupe (W140)

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  • Mileage~170,974
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine5.0-litre
  • LocationPrenton, Merseyside


1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 Coupe (W140)

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Paul Wright
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Elegant, stylish and powerful - the S500 Coupe has all bases and more covered, especially if you are looking for a rare and luxurious coupe.

Designed without regard for cost, the W140 S-Class came to us in 1991, firstly as the luxurious saloon, followed later with the addition of the sleek coupe. The S-Class Coupe is somewhat of a rare beast, with only 26,022 produced between 1992 and 1999. Even though it was one of the first Mercedes to use CFC-free plastics and refrigerant for the air-conditioning, the car came under a cloud with people complaining that nobody needed a massive 5.0 litre V8 408bhp two-door coupe. It even came under protest from Greenpeace at the Sindelfingen plant.

With so few produced, it has turned them into a desirable luxury coupe for a fraction of the cost of the new price. So what's not to like about the model? Nothing!. It comes loaded with goodies, comfortable, powerful V8, and the styling is superb thanks to the pillarless format and double glazing!

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Paul after meeting Mike the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Being a Mercedes enthusiast, I searched for something luxurious and powerful - travelling to the bottom of the country was well worth the trip.

Mike has been the owner of this lovely W140 S500 Coupe for the past seven years. Whilst in Mike's ownership, he has continued to use it and other cars in his collection regularly. Most importantly, he has continued to maintain it, as can be seen from the service history. The car has been freshened up with a repaint within the past 12 months. This was purely done under the painter's advice after there was a small amount of lacquer peel on the roof and wing. It was suggested that it would stand out against the rest of the car's original paintwork, and so a full respray would be the best option.

With the car repainted, it looks as fresh as ever. It has been enjoyed for a few more months until Mike decided to downsize his collection, offering this fantastic luxurious Mercedes up for the taking.

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The classy coupe is in excellent order, with the fresh coat of the striking Almandine Red Metallic.

Wheels and Tyres

The wheels are the originals which have been refurbished both inside and out and fitted with a new set of matching tyres.

Please see the image gallery to take a closer look at the wheels.


The body of this 1995 S500 looks to be in excellent condition, and looking down the flanks of the Mercedes, there are no dings or dents to point out. The bonnet and boot look to align as they should, as do the doors, which open and close easily. The electric sunroof opens and closes correctly.

Please take the time to look through the hi-resolution images we have taken for a more detailed look at the exterior and underside of the car to make up your own mind on the condition of this car.


As mentioned, finished in Almandine Red, the coupe was repainted approximately 12 months ago in its original colour. The car has an excellent finish with a deep glossy shine to it. With the vehicle not covering many miles since the freshening up, there are no noticeable stone chips to point out.

The images taken are from various angles and reflections to show off this rare Mercedes S500 Coupe at its absolute best, as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

The windows are all in excellent condition, and there are no scratches to mention. The car comes with double glazed windows, which adds to the smooth, quiet ride when in the car. The window trims all appear to be in good order with no damage.

The headlights have a nice bright finish and are free from any cracks in the lenses, as are the foglights. The rear lights do have a small slit in the nearside corner unit, but this has not broken through and is not easily seen. Please see our detailed gallery showing the whole exterior.


The finest leather from Mercedes makes up the luxurious interior - fine adjustment electric seats enabling you to set the perfect seating position.

Seats and Carpets

The seats are finished in black leather, which is in very good condition. There is some light patina showing, but this is certainly less than you would expect from the mileage and age of the S500. The electric seats are working as they should, and being a luxury Mercedes, comfort comes as standard. The rear seat doesn't look to have had a great deal of use over the years and is therefore in excellent condition. The door cards are finished with leather and burled walnut trim which are also in good order with just a couple of scuffs to the speaker covers.

Again, the carpets are in good order, fitted with a set of factory mats that has protected them from any excessive wear. Up above, the headlining is also in nice condition with no sagging to point out. The spare wheel is present inside the boot, along with the jack and the warning triangle mounted to the boot lid.

Please see the interior gallery section for more detailed images.


The dashboard is in good order, and the burled walnut trim has no signs of cracking to the lacquered finish. The instruments are working as they should, and no warning lights are displayed when the engine is running. The odometer shows a reading of ~170,974 miles.

Please see the interior gallery for more hi-resolution images.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The steering wheel is original and in good order. As you would expect from the mileage covered, there are some light signs of patina. The gear knob is also in good order and, being automatic, it hasn’t accumulated any excessive wear.

Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images


The 5.0 litre V8 is more than enough to push this fantastic coupe along - coming in at 316bhp and with 346lb-ft of torque, the S500 will reach 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds.

Engine and Gearbox

At the heart of the Mercedes is the huge 5.0 litre V8. Well maintained throughout its life, the car starts up as it should and sounds fantastic. It pulls well through the automatic gearbox with a smooth change, and there are no noises to report coming from either the engine or the transmission.

Suspension and Brakes

Riding in this luxury coupe is an absolute dream. It is smooth and comfortable but still has the ability to handle well around the twisty bits if needed. In addition, there are no noises to report coming from the suspension on either corner.

The brakes are working as they should, bringing the Mercedes to a halt in a straight line, with no juddering through the brake pedal.

The Drive

There is one word to describe the ride in this coupe: smooth!

The car is excellent, the double glazed windows help eliminate a great deal of road noise, and the V8 is so smooth you can hardly hear it unless you give the accelerator a little tickle, where it then comes alive.

It is a fantastic car to be in as a passenger or driver.

Please watch the On the Road video to see us being taken out for a short drive.

Electrics and Other

Everything is reported to be working as it should apart from the stereo head unit; it is thought that it may just need the code inputting, but this has not been verified / tried.

The switches for the heaters, windows and seats all look to be in good order, with no significant wear to the images on the buttons.

History and Paperwork

With over 20 service stamps - it's safe to say the S500 has been well cared for.

The service history for this wonderful 1995 S500 Coupe is in excellent order, with a well-stamped book showing 20 stamps, plus invoices and paperwork to further back these up, and it seems that this Mercedes has wanted for nothing.

The most recent service was carried out approximately ~300 miles ago in October 2021, when it also received a new set of tyres and a new air mass sensor. The MOT was also carried out at that time and is valid until the 8th October 2022.

As mentioned earlier, these were quite rare cars at the time of release and even more so now. This makes it the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a spot of luxury cruising with this fantastic Mercedes S500 Coupe.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks, including photo ID, V5 and also actioned an HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
07.10.2021 Service 170,622
1806.2017 Service 166,437
17.01.2015 Service 154,435
06.08.2013 Service 145,743
19.12.2011 Service 141,286
17.09.2009 Service 127,349
16.10.2006 Service 121,114
03.05.2000 Service 107,559
03.03.1999 Service 81,907
16.11.1998 Service 70,949
16.07.1998 Service 63.018
17.04.1998 Service 54,987
26.01.1998 Service 48,429
03.03.1997 Service 35,904
22.12.1996 Service 27,747
01.05.1996 Service 18,435
09.10.1995 Service 8,735
18.05.1995 Service 1,608
Key Details
  • ModelS500 Coupe
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date24.10.1995 - M961 EWX
  • CC4973cc
  • Mileage~170,974
  • HistoryYes
  • ColourAlmandine Red Metallic
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WBD1400702A243608
  • Engine #119977022060088
  • MOTExp, 08.10.2022
  • HPi ClearYes - All Clear
  • Former Keepers7
  • Tyre TreadExcellent
  • # of Keys2
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned7 Years
  • Key FeatureExcellent history

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Hi there , Have you got invoices for the paint work and wheels etc , many thanks


When you do a cold start the temperature gauge shows that engine is not cold even the slightest. I noticed the same on your 560SEL and its making me wonder why?


Does the air con work


Vehicle Location

Prenton, Merseyside

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