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Mercedes Benz 600 SEL

182880 MILEAGE
Sedan BODY TYPE
6.0 ENGINE
Automatic TRANSMISSION
Gasoline FUEL

1992 Mercedes-Benz 600-Series V12 Description:

Downsizing my collection.This adorable V12 6.0 has spent her entire life in the Bay Area. She was initially owned by Silicon Valley legendary entrepreneur and billionaire, Alejandro Zaffaroni.

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/07/business/alejandro-zaffaroni-biotechnology-entrepreneur-dies-at-91.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alejandro_Zaffaroni

https://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/march/alejandro-zaffaroni-obit-030314.html

Dr. Zaffaroni was a serial inventor and a pioneer in the biotech world. It is against this backdrop that this car must be considered. One of the main issues many of these 600 Mercedes Benz offerings face as they advance in age is the neglect they receive by owners who cannot afford to care for them properly. This was clearly not the case with Dr. Zaffaroni's 600 SEL. Extensive records in the Mercedes Benz database reveal that this car was serviced often and as needed for preventative maintenance. Perhaps that is why nothing major has ever been done to this car. It resided in Dr. Zaffaroni's estate in Atherton, California in the garage from 1992 when it was new until after Dr. Zaffaroni's passing in 2014 when his widow decided to part with it. The original paint has benefitted immensely from it's long-term garaging and shows very well with few and minor blemishes here and there. There is a crease to the sheet metal right above the front passenger side fender from where I suspect the garage door opening was misjudged. From certain angles, this is not noticeable at all, while from others and up close, it is. So I wanted to mention it to you although I do consider it to be minor. Also, I am told that the oil pressure needle needs a new sensor to work properly. Other than that, all works as it should, to the best of my knowledge. It is a very complex car. The car passed California emissions testing with flying colors.

I have all original books, most of the keys (less one of the infrared remotes) and all repair records back to day one are available in the Mercedes Benz database. This car is way too over the top for me to recall every little thing.

The transmission has been rebuilt by with full warranty. The reason that I want to sell it is that I want a newer S-Class. I am the third owner. I don't consider myself a collector, although this is my 5th Benz. A Mercedes-Benz enthusiast will appreciate it very much. It is very rare to find this particular car, which is considered by many Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts as the last "real Mercedes" that was built. Is it clean and it holds a great history in the Bay Area. I purchased the car two and a half years ago from the second owner, who took good care of the car. I rebuilt the Bose amplifier. The sound is now superior.

Full VIN check report:

https://www.vincheck.report/archive/WDBGA57E0NA060208.PDF

When I bought it I paid a full AutoCheck and CarFax records myself. There are available as well.

Pros:

Immaculate black interior

Original paint

Clean title

Original books, keys, radio code

Rare collectors car

The car has spent its entire life in the Bay Area

New pure white LED headlights

New battery

Very low insurance and full coverage as a classic car

It drives as you are flying in the clouds

The transmission has been rebuilt and it is like new

Paid registration until April 2020

Cons:

Minor creasing of the front right side fender lip and dent

Oil pressure gauge only reliable when the car is cold (needs a new sensor)

Left side self-closing door function no longer works as intended

Headlights whippers don't work. I have them though.

The climate control (it costs about $180.00)

Extra:

A vacuum pump that controls the self-closing doors

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: 600-Class

Trim: 600 SEL

Year: 1992

Style: 4dr 600SEL Sedan

Transmission: Automatic

Number of Gears: 4

Body Type: Sedan

Doors: 4 Seats: 5

Drive Type: RWD

Cylinders: 12

Engine Displacement: 6.0 L

Engine Power: 402 hp

Engine Torque: 428 ft-lbs

Weight to Power Ratio: 12.4 lbs/hp

AIR CONDITIONING

Front air conditioning: automatic climate control

Front air conditioning zones: dual

Rear air conditioning: automatic climate control

Rear air conditioning zones: dual

AIRBAGS

Front airbags: dual

AUDIO SYSTEM

Antenna type: power

Cassette In-Dash CD: single disc

Premium brand Radio: AM/FM

BRAKES

ABS: 4-wheel Power brakes

COMFORT FEATURES

Steering wheel trim: leather

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

Center console Cruise control Memorized settings: driver seat Memorized settings: passenger seat Multi-function remote: keyless entry Power steering Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic Sunshade: power rear window

INSTRUMENTATION

Gauge: tachometer

LIGHTS

Front fog lights Headlight cleaners

MIRRORS

Side mirror adjustments: power Side mirrors: heated

ROOF

Moonroof / Sunroof: power glass

SEATS

Driver seat: heated Driver seat power adjustments

Front seat type: bucket Passenger seat: heated

Passenger seat power adjustments

Rear seat power adjustments Upholstery: leather

SECURITY

Anti-theft system: alarm Power door locks

STABILITY AND TRACTION

Traction control

SUSPENSION

Self-leveling suspension

TELEMATICS

Phone: cellular phone

TIRES AND RIMS

Wheel diameter: 16 inch

Wheels: alloy

WINDOWS

Front wipers: intermittent

Power windows Window defogger: rear

This car is sold as is, where is, and I reserve the right to end the auction early as it is advertised for sale locally. Mileage is slowly going up, as I still drive it. Happy bidding in this NO RESERVE auction.

Features:

Item location:San Jose, California, United States
VIN:WDBGA57E0NA060208
Year:1992
Mileage:182880
Make:Mercedes-Benz
Model:600-Series
SubModel:SEL600
Type:Sedan
Trim:V12
Color:Gray
Engine:6.0
Cylinders:12
Fuel:Gasoline
Transmission:Automatic
Drive type:FWD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear