1998 Mercedes-Benz CL420


First Registered: 29/10/1998

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: C140 CL420

Colour: Brilliant Silver

Interior:  Grey Leather


Odometer: 82,831 Miles



A superb example of a late W140 coupé finished in Brilliant Silver with grey leather. 82k miles from new backed up by full service history.

Supplied new by Falcon of Loughborough, this CL420 was comprehensively equipped with Parktronic, wood/leather steering wheel, rear blind, heated memory seats (driver’s orthopaedic) along with all the usual luxuries these flagship coupés came with. The full list of options is below.

The car was looked after by Falcon until 2002 when it was sold to a gentleman in London who kept the car 15 years until 2017. During his ownership the car was looked after exclusively by Klasse of Fulham. We have just serviced the car (including coolant and brake fluid changes) and there are 19 stamps in the book along with a large folder of supporting receipts. So this is a car with a fantastic service history.

Immaculate condition throughout with superb paintwork, unmarked wheels and a beautiful interior, free from the usual wear and tear.

Being a late 140 coupé, badged as a CL, it benefits from all the improvements made to the model during its life. These include coil-pack ignition, a five-speed automatic gearbox, parking sensors and, importantly, revised engine wiring harnesses.

Good 140 coupés are now rare cars and less than 100 CL420s show as being on the road. They were Mercedes high water mark of quality and a showcase for their technology. Whilst divisive at the time due to their size, they are for many the last true Mercedes of the ‘engineered at any cost’ era. Even today they are incredibly refined and a delight to drive.

In summary, A superb late CL with a sensible mileage, long term ownership, complete history and in fantastic condition.

Optional Equipment

220 – Parktronic system (PTS)
241 – Front seat LH electrically adjustable with memory
242 – Front seat RH electrically adjustable with memory
249 – Automatically dipping inside rear view mirror
284 – Selector lever, wood
289 – Wood/leather steering wheel
302 – Folding armrest in rear with storage tray
303 – Front folding armrest with tray
405 – Multi-contour seat, front right
414 – Electric tilt/slide sunroof in glass
423 – 5-speed automatic transmission
441 – Electrically adjustable steering column
501 – Outside mirror right heated
512 – Radio MB Special with RDS
540 – Roller blind, electric, for rear window
600 – Headlamp wash/wipe
659 – Light alloy wheels, 5-hole
731 – Walnut wood
873 – Heated seats
883 – Closing aid for doors and boot lid