Mercedes C140 CL600
- Mileage: 90,767
- Year: 1998
- MOT Expiry: August 2023
- Exterior Colour: Green Black Metallic
- Interior Colour: Exclusive Mushroom Leather
- Top speed: 155
- 0-60mph: 6.6
- BHP: 389
- Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
- Engine Capacity: 5987cc
- Engine Configuration: V12
Green Black Metallic paintwork, Exclusive Mushroom Nappa Duotone leather, 6-litre M120 V12 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, 18-inch alloy wheels, Cruise control, Front and rear parking sensors, Heated and electric multi-contour front seats, Self-levelling suspension, Adaptive Damping System (ADS), Bose sound system with 11 speakers, Folding front and rear armrests, Electric tilt and slide sunroof, Automatic climate control AC, Electric rear sunblind, Mercedes Exquisit radio with remote control, Boot-mounted Alpine CD changer, Walnut and leather-trimmed steering wheel, Walnut gearshift, Walnut dash and centre console trim, Deep pile Lambswool overmats, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Fire extinguisher, Spare remote key.
A prime example of 90s excess, this rare V12 CL in desirable facelift specification presents handsomely in lustrous Green Black metallic, a majestic Mercedes colour that appears either very dark blue or green depending on the light. A perfect contrast against the cream interior, the paintwork has a deep shine following a machine polish by our in-house detailer. The Xenon headlights are perfectly clear and free from moisture ingress, and she’s nice and straight along both sides. An impressive example overall that wouldn’t take a lot to make perfect.
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The lavishly appointed cabin is bright and airy, even more so with the glass sunroof. The heated and electrically adjustable multi-contour seats are upholstered in exclusive two-tone Mushroom Nappa leather. Pleasingly there are few signs of wear to be found, even to commonly worn areas such as the driver’s bolster. The interior is lifted further with lashings of glossy burr walnut trim, all still impeccably presented with no scratches or lacquer damage to report, including to the steering wheel and gearshift. The fit and finish in this example remains to a very high standard, exactly as you’d expect for a Mercedes of this era. The carpets are well protected with deep pile lambswool overmats for a truly luxurious feel underfoot.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The driving force of the CL600 is the venerable M120 V12 that produces a mighty 389hp and 420 ft-lb of torque at just 3,800rpm. The 5-speed automatic transmission is a perfect accompaniment, handling the engine’s power effortlessly with almost undetectable gear changes. Lifting the bonnet reveals a very nicely presented engine bay. The last service was carried out by a well-regarded Mercedes specialist (Merc-Care Ltd.) in August 2022 less than 200 miles ago. For the new keeper’s peace of mind the CL has just returned from a from full inspection and vehicle health check by our trusted classic car workshop.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Filling the arches are the original 18-inch Eltanin alloy wheels, all in excellent condition with a striking polished lip and zero kerb marks to report. They are wrapped in recently fitted Pirelli PZero tyres all round with at least 7mm of tread left at each corner. The brakes have also been checked over and remain in fine operational condition, most recently benefitting from a full overhaul of the front calipers at the current mileage.
Leaving the factory in late 1997 this magnificent V12 Mercedes was first registered in January 1998. With a list price in excess of £100k the W140 coupé is widely regarded as the last of the over-engineered Mercedes and is considered by many to be the absolute pinnacle of Mercedes work. This UK-supplied example has driven just shy of 90,800 miles in the hands of 8 registered keepers. The accompanying History File comprises the original Mercedes V12 leather document wallet with all owners’ manuals, the stamped service booklet, a selection of invoices, and the spare key. The service history is as follows:
26/10/1998 at 14,221 miles – Mercedes
18/05/1999 at 26,814 miles – Mercedes
16/03/2000 at 42,027 miles – Mercedes
20/03/2001 at 60,133 miles – Mercedes
24/05/2003 at 70,271 miles – Specialist
15/12/2004 at 78,924 miles – Independent
04/04/2006 at 85,902 miles – Independent
21/10/2010 at 87,542 miles – Independent
04/10/2013 at 87,710 miles – Mercedes
21/09/2016 at 88,411 miles – Independent
19/05/2020 at 89,207 miles – Specialist
11/08/2022 at 90,591 miles – Specialist
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