In 1991 Mercedes-Benz replaced the old S-Class with an equally appealing, sleek new design in the modern idiom. As one might expect, these new S-Class luxury saloons were designed to be world leaders in their market sector and were lavishly equipped in the best Mercedes-Benz tradition. Topping the range was the 6.0-litre V12-powered 600SEL delivering a 0-100km/h (62mph) time of 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 156mph.
This 600SEL was less than a year old when it was acquired as his main transport by a company owner/director. The model was chosen for its twin airbags, the Mercedes-Benz 600SEL being the only luxury saloon to have this feature at that time. Replaced in 2008 by a Volkswagen Phaeton, it has been laid up in the company's warehouse and will require appropriate mechanical/electrical re-commissioning before further use. Finished in blue with matching leather interior, 'J600 MML' currently displays a total of 98,884 miles on the odometer and is described as in generally good condition, with 'fair/good' electrics. Additions to the standard specification include telephone/umbrella compartments; televisions in the two front headrests (with matching leather covers); a DVD/CD player in rear armrest; a television tuner/VCR player in the First Aid box space; and a radio tuner in the front glove box. Accompanying documentation consists of sundry bills and Swansea V5C document.