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1997 S500 - The Last Great Benz
By Viking99 on
1997 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan
I have owned a few MBZ in my life. I had admired the W140 chasis on the road for many years. The square bold looks, & rock-solid build looked indestructable. New price: $ 100,000 A few points: Steering Wheel: If you can get a wood steering wheel. Hard to find. Interior: Black is the only way to go. Grey / beige don't age as well. Engine: This is a super heavy car. Don't waste your time with a V6. It's like using a wheel barrel to pull the Queen mary. Stick with 97-99. This cars can be had for 7K-8k used, but buyer be aware. Most of the lower priced ones need work of easily 10K - 15K. Get one with service records & an anal owner, that had the work done for you. 10K-15K
Double pane bullet proof glass, 0-60 in 5 seconds. Huge backseat. Vacuum doors / trunk, Insane lumbar support. Square look of car. Solid feel. Unsurpassable build. They don't make'em like this anymore.