1973 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Mileage 
    32 000 km / 19 884 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    11602822014117
  • Engine number 
    11698322011438
  • Lot number 
    231
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Gold
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Just three former keepers and 32,382 miles from newFinished in Byzantine Gold MetallicOnly 2,234 miles between 1990 and 2014In a private collection since 2012. Supplied with the original bookpack, service recordsand the original build card from MercedesA beautifully preserved piece of seventies Mercedes history in a time warp condition Prior to the salethis vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected The Mercedes-Benz W116 was the first model range to be officially called the S-Class with the letter S signifying Special. It was also the first Mercedes saloon to feature a new updated corporate styling theme which would run up until the mid 90s. This 1973 350SE is powered by the M116 3. 5L V8 which was first seen in the 300SEL 3. 5 in 1969 and has been enjoyed by just three former keepers covering 32,382 miles. Originally supplied in Byzantine Gold Metallic to Mr R.T. Walding of Churchdown in Gloucester by Central Motors Gloucester and from the history file it appears to have been looked after by them and County Garage (Cheltenham) in its early days. Judging by the service records and MOT Certificates in the file, this wonderful luxury saloon covered nearly all of its mileage the first 17 years of its life as by 1990 the odometer was indicating 30,123. Since that time and over the following 24 years it covered just 2,234 miles according to the 2014 MOT Certificate which shows 32,357 miles. It has been part of a significant private collection since 2012. Supplied with the car is the original bookpack including the service book, and the original build card from Mercedes. Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected.A beautifully preserved piece of seventies Mercedes history in a time warp condition.