This special car was ordered by an M-B executive for personal use in the USA. Assigned special order # 06233 43119, it was a European model S-350 turbo diesel, built to US standards. A unique and special car, as M-B did not import this model to the US in '96.
Built in Brilliant Silver Metallic with special order Black checked stoff interior, Full power seats R&L, Drivers multiple contour seat, Drivers folding armrest with storage compartment, Heated seats R&L including rear seat, Interior trim in Walnut root-wood beryl, Special radio system w/ traffic, news decoder, and CD changer, Retractable privacy blinds on all rear windows, Rear retractable headrests, Ski bag (trunk-through), Alarm system, Servo actuated locking on all doors and trunk, Special additional lock on trunk, Special 8-hole light alloy wheels, and additional side turn signals.
The previous owners deserve an award for the officious way they serviced and cared for this special car. Mostly driven to the Palm Beach Club for dinner and golf, it has always been garaged, dealer serviced, and professionally detailed.
Other than dealer recommended routine service, which they were diligent at, over the years it received: Drive belts, tensioner and idler, alternator and battery, power steering pump, 4-wheel alignment, fuel filter, fuel injection valve seals, control arm bushings, air conditioning compressor, receiver & drier, glow plugs, fan, belt & clutch, and coolant temp sensor.
Freshly serviced up by our local B-B Indie shop, it's been inspected, had all tires replaced with hi-performance all season tires, full fluid/filter flush, coolant thermostat, exhaust flex joint and EGR valve tube. It needs nothing else, but a new caretaker.
Drive it, and you'll understand why it earned the reputation as "King of the road!"