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    Armored S600 with historical comment by Herr Klink

    This post on Barn Finds features a highly armored 95 S600. https://barnfinds.com/armored-luxury...ntent=morelink

    which references this CL ad: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/...604413191.html

    The comments on that Barn Finds post in turn make reference to a 2014 Bring a Trailer post here, which has a comment by our esteemed member and font of much knowledge Klink. It seems that internet stuff lives forever...

    https://bringatrailer.com/2014/01/12...des-benz-s600/


    1995 Mercedes Benz S600 Armored Formerly owned by Sultan of Brunei - $388888

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    This1995 Mercedes Benz S600 the former property of known Benz collector the Sultan of Brunei, and it was fully bullet-proofed and missile by TRASCO. It said to weigh 7600 lbs and have 3″ thick glass, as well as 1/2 steel armor plating giving it a B7 safety rating. The original owner brought it for $500,000 and put another $400,000 in it.

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    Re: Armored S600 with historical comment by Herr Klink

    The claimed expenditures aren't adding up. Also, if those are all referencing the same car Klink discussed, it a converted USA car... which the Sultan wouldn't have sullied himself with.

    Methinks something is awry here.

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    Re: Armored S600 with historical comment by Herr Klink

    While the armor on this car seems fitting, I fail to understand how the person who has to refuel this 7600lbs. beast is protected. This does not have an MPG rating but rather a GPM rating.


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    Re: Armored S600 with historical comment by Herr Klink

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    The claimed expenditures aren't adding up. Also, if those are all referencing the same car Klink discussed, it a converted USA car... which the Sultan wouldn't have sullied himself with.

    Methinks something is awry here.
    Additional comments on the site state this car was built and intended for the Sulton to use at his Beverly Hills estate
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    Re: Armored S600 with historical comment by Herr Klink

    Cool car, but yeah, those numbers are totally made up.

    Why even pick numbers like $500,000 and then be like ''Hmm.. another $400,000 sounds good''?
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    Re: Armored S600 with historical comment by Herr Klink

    I read on craigslist that all W140's have bullet proof glass

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    Re: Armored S600 with historical comment by Herr Klink

    Quote Originally Posted by alabbasi View Post
    I read on craigslist that all W140's have bullet proof glass
    Yes. Rubber bullets only. (They usually neglect to mention that part.)


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    Re: Armored S600 with historical comment by Herr Klink

    Quote Originally Posted by alabbasi View Post
    I read on craigslist that all W140's have bullet proof glass
    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    Yes. Rubber bullets only. (They usually neglect to mention that part.)
    Yes, all 140 vehicles advertised on Craigslist have bulletproof glass...

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    Re: Armored S600 with historical comment by Herr Klink

    Well, even a sultan has to submit to the rule of Kalifornia. Having a USA version vehicle upfitted would have been the likely default choice.
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    Re: Armored S600 with historical comment by Herr Klink

    Quote Originally Posted by Klink View Post
    Well, even a sultan has to submit to the rule of Kalifornia. Having a USA version vehicle upfitted would have been the likely default choice.
    This would make a little bit of sense, and would explain the USA VIN. I'd think an aftermarket conversion would not be as valuable as a factory "Guard", but I guess it depends what was involved in the conversion. I still call BS on the claimed $0.9M pricetag.

    Anyone know what a factory Guard 140 cost in the late 90's?


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    Re: Armored S600 with historical comment by Herr Klink

    In my W140 days I think I once saw a sticker for one that was for sale in LA that I looked at. I believe it was in the $300k range.

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    Re: Armored S600 with historical comment by Herr Klink

    Quote Originally Posted by LWB250 View Post
    In my W140 days I think I once saw a sticker for one that was for sale in LA that I looked at. I believe it was in the $300k range.
    I could see $300k new.

    I can't see $400k used.

    Could be my lousy eyesight though.


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    Re: Armored S600 with historical comment by Herr Klink

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    Anyone know what a factory Guard 140 cost in the late 90's?
    I think the factory Guard 140 has much more involved than the Trascos. The only other one I know off the top of my head was Putins. His was a Pullman too. This is the VIN for it: WDB1400571A243327 Has some fun options.

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