2003 Mercedes-Benz S350 W220


  • Nicely specified and well preserved S-Class
  • Long MOT to May 2024
  • 240bhp V6 with 5spd automatic 
  • Facelift model with updated aesthetics 

The Appeal 

For executives in search of space and luxury the S-Class has been, for decades, the default choice. The W220 of 1998 leaned into those qualities whilst dialling up the technology. Nearly half a million found buyers, helped by a vast array of engine options and endless ways to personalise.

The 3.7litre V6 - badged, confusingly, as the 350 - was the mid-point in the engine range. It hit a particularly sweet spot between the economy of the smaller V6 motors and the urge of the bigger V8s. 

This well preserved S350 carries a compelling specification and a low mileage for these relaxing mile munchers. The smart interior attests to careful ownership while the long MOT provides reassurance for the road ahead. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First UK registered 13th January 2004
  • VIN records show that this car was built in December 2003 
  • Despatched on 16th of that month
  • Current owner since 14th August 2017
  • Stamped service book with 9 main dealer stamps to around 2016 and 57,911 miles
  • The seller tells us that the car has been subsequently serviced but no records kept 
  • 2 keys
  • Original factory handbooks and service book with leather wallet

The Interior

  • Well kept Pebble leather interior (code 275A) with only very light signs of wear
  • Leather seats well preserved with barely any deterioration of oft-used surfaces
  • Front seats show only light creasing and leather retains its colour 
  • Light mark to backrest of nearside rear seat
  • Contrasting dark burr walnut veneers unmarked and showing no signs of age
  • Trim and fittings very well presented with no obvious damage or scuffs
  • Glovebox release button lightly cracked and the only marked trim item 
  • Switchgear presents well with clear decals and no obvious scuffing
  • Some marks visible around the ignition and light switches that would clean off
  • Door cards undamaged and showing only very light wear
  • Some scuffs to driver’s door trim that could be improved by valeting 
  • Dashboard unmarked and well kept 
  • Steering wheel in good condition showing only light sheen of wear
  • Carpets present well and fitted with protective Mercedes-Benz over mats 
  • Mats are in good condition although driver’s would benefit from a clean 
  • Boot area is clean with good, unstained carpets and factory cargo net
  • Spare wheel hatch release lever appears to be slightly damaged
  • Full size Goodyear spare wheel in boot
  • Factory tool kit complete and with spare fuses

High specification includes:

  • Parktronic
  • Auto dimming interior and exterior rear view mirrors
  • Electric glass sunroof
  • Factory fitted Comand DVD and navigation system 
  • Factory fitted CD multichanger
  • Electric front seats with heaters
  • Heated screen wash 
  • Cruise control 
  • Stainless steel sill trims
  • Rear illuminated vanity mirrors

The Exterior

  • Brilliant Silver paintwork (code 744U) in well preserved condition
  • This is a very presentable, smart looking car that looks eminently usable 
  • Straight panels with no immediately visible dings, dents or scratches 
  • Factory seven spoke ‘light alloy’ 16in wheels in generally good condition 
  • Some kerbing to alloys and very light corrosion visible on some rims 
  • Evergreen tyres showing good tread 
  • There are some localised areas of bubbling but not unsightly or of structural concern
  • Tow bar cover in front bumper appears incorrectly fitted
  • Rear arches both showing corrosion to base of leading edges
  • Front nearside arch shows small area of bubbling at its base
  • Some stone chips visible to front of car but do not detract
  • Front parking sensors are lightly bubbling 
  • Light scuffs to underside of front valance
  • Underside displays well with no causes for concern visible 
  • No structural advisories on last MOT 

The Mechanics 

  • 3,724cc V6 M112 Mercedes-Benz engine developing 240bhp
  • 5spd 5G-Tronic automatic gearbox 
  • Mercedes-Benz main dealer servicing to around 60,000 miles 
  • We are told tat it has subsequently been serviced but records unfortunately not retained


This side of a Rolls-Royce, few big executive saloons deliver a sense of occasion quite like a S-Class Mercedes-Benz. Add in good reliability and plenty of toys and it is easy to see why these cars continue to appeal 25 years after they first hit showrooms. 

This nicely specified S350 has a great blend of power and economy and has clearly been cared for by its few owners. As a well preserved example it offers great value to the lucky buyer. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2003
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model S Class S350
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 91,676 Miles
  • Engine size 3724
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Wallasey
  • Location Merseyside
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
10 bids from 2 bidders
  • driley2•••• £1,000 23/09/23
  • driley2•••• £900 23/09/23
  • Nav393 £800 23/09/23
  • driley2•••• £700 23/09/23
  • Nav393 £600 23/09/23
  • driley2•••• £500 22/09/23
  • Nav393 £400 22/09/23
  • driley2•••• £300 22/09/23
  • Nav393 £200 22/09/23
  • Nav393 £100 22/09/23

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