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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder June 2nd – 4th, 2017 at Russo and Steele’s 5th Annual Newport Beach California Auction.
Please contact us for more information. When Mercedes decided to create their flagship luxury sedan, they took every new and innovative indulgence they could come up with and consolidated them into a single model – the S600. Launched in March of 1991 at the Geneva Motor Show, the new Mercedes S600 was incomparably luxurious and the most expensive and largest of all Mercedes sedans – weighing in at 2.5 tons and 17 feet in length. One might think that such a behemoth would be impossibly arduous to drive and frustratingly sluggish – but not so. Powered by the 6.0 liter, double overhead cam, 48 valve, V12 with fuel injection, the S600 engine can generate 389 horsepower and 420 pound-feet torque – but more importantly it can catapult you from 0-60 mph in six seconds and top out at 179 mph.
Lathered in extras, the S600 is wickedly plush. It features leather, walnut burl trims, deep-pile carpeting and separate rear air conditioning, a power sunroof, a Bose sound system with cassette and trunk-mounted compact disc changer and vault-like doors with power trunk and door locks. All these features come factory as do the vanity mirrors front and rear, reading lamps, power sunroof, power steering-wheel that moves up, down backwards and forwards at the touch of a button, front and side air bags, a sophisticated anti-theft system, and automatic climate control. There is even a computerized smog sensor designed to detect exhaust fumes in the cabin! The sedan comfortably accommodates four people each with their own power seat, and a fifth if required, between the two rear seats. The technology amenities include a sophisticated multi-functional remote-entry system which not only locks and unlocks the doors and the trunk, but also raises the windows and closes the sunroof from the key-fob. The Electronic Stability Program ESP automatically applies the brakes to certain wheels depending on whether it detects under-steering or over-steering and the Anti-lock Braking System and the Automatic Slip Reduction System provide ultimate pilot control. This example was built in 1996 and is superb in its stately black on black livery. All original and in mint condition it was owned until recently by Ken Reafsnyder and his wife. They have maintained the car meticulously and driven it minimally, so that today it has only 26,000 original miles on the odometer. The only modifications made to the factory model are the optional hands free phone connection, and a battery cut off switch in the trunk. The car comes with a portfolio of documents including the original build sheet with hand written notes and various books and paperwork.
The S600 is, to all intents and purposes, automotive perfection personified. The fer de lance technology coupled with sumptuous appointments make this car an experience as pleasurable for the driver as for the passenger. The magnificent color combination of this 1996 model demands serious respect and its condition is outstanding. In the same way as the S600 was the pride and joy of Mercedes in the 90’s, this S600 it will most certainly be the pride and joy of its next owner.