1995 Mercedes-Benz S280


  • Low mileage of just 57,715 miles
  • Excellent service history
  • Recent extensive overhaul by Mercedes Benz specialist MTSV
  • Unique Pearl Blue Metallic exterior colour
  • Exceptionally well-preserved beige leather interior

The Appeal

Introduced in 1991, the W140 was Mercedes Benz' flagship for those all-important early years of the 90s. Often seen by more critical enthusiasts as the 'last true S-Class', these cars carried restrained styling, top-notch engineering and solid build quality in style, perfectly representing what a Mercedes should be. The public responded in kind - with over 430,000 cars rolling off of the production lines. 

This example's Pearl Blue Metallic exterior and pristine beige leather interior make it a standout among its peers. The car has been meticulously maintained, as evidenced by its comprehensive service history and recent extensive overhaul by Mercedes Benz specialist MTSV.

History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1995
  • The DVLA records 5 previous keepers
  • In ownership since August 2021
  • Only indicates 57,715 miles from new
  • Valid MOT until August 2024
  • Service book with 8 stamps, last serviced in August 2023
  • Large history file dating back to the early 2000s
  • Recent extensive overhaul by Mercedes Benz specialist MTSV in 2021

The Condition

  • Bodywork in very good condition
  • In recent years the car has been treated to new front wings
  • Paintwork in good order with some minor scuffs and blistering
  • Resprayed bonnet and boot lid
  • Alloy wheels replaced with genuine MB 8-hole W140 specific Alloys
  • Underside in good, solid order with only surface corrosion
  • Interior in excellent condition
  • Cream MB-Tex is in excellent order with no rips or tears
  • Walnut trims and dashboard all in very good order
  • Clean carpets
  • We understand all options and instruments to be in excellent working order

The Mechanics

  • 2,799 cc M104 6-cylinder powerplant
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • No known major mechanical faults
  • Recent mechanical work includes:
    • Replacement of engine oil filter
    • New air filter
    • New fuel filter
    • Fresh brake fluid
    • Replacement of coolant
    • ATF/filter
    • New differential oil
    • Replacement V- belt
    • Brand new brake discs and pads to front and rear
    • New brake hoses and pipes
    • Replacement battery
  • Air conditioning system serviced and re-gassed
  • Slight oil leak to the gearbox and fan belt slipping, booked for replacement on 31/02/2024
  • We understand the car to be in good order elsewhere with no other issues to report


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If the seller is registered as a private seller, consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not apply. Car & Classic’s return policy applies. 
A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for details. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1995
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model S280
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 57,715 Miles
  • Engine size 2799
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Wetherby
  • Location Yorkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
22 bids
  • ja•••• £4,600 12/02/24
  • Ch•••• £4,500 12/02/24
  • Ch•••• £4,400 12/02/24
  • ja•••• £4,300 12/02/24
  • Ch•••• £4,200 12/02/24
  • ja•••• £4,100 12/02/24
  • Ch•••• £4,000 12/02/24
  • Ch•••• £4,000 12/02/24
  • Ch•••• £3,900 12/02/24
  • ja•••• £3,800 12/02/24
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