Mercedes 140 Series – S500 (Long)
Here is my 1994 Mercedes S500L W140 in Smoke Silver with black leather which I have owned since 2006 and has covered around 123000 miles. The car remains in storage and hasn’t been used in over 8 years now. Although a very fine car and a delight to drive, they are not without their problems, and of this age electrical issues are a common source of headaches with biodegradable wiring harness issues.
As was said to me by those who worked on them as new cars, they were too complicated for their own good and not the car the W126 was. I regularly start the engine and operate the electrical systems to keep it all operational. The bodywork is free from corrosion and mechanically the car is excellent. The first owner was allegedly a senior person within BT .