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Response to PointedThree U.S. 1999 S600/ 1999 CL 600 VIN List
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Posted 3/17/2007 11:41 PM
CL 6

Date registered: Dec 1899
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Response to PointedThree U.S. 1999 S600/ 1999 CL 600 VIN List

I own #2 on the list. I bought it from House of Luxuries in Costa Mesa, Ca. It was traded in to a Mercedes-Benz dealer in Laguna Niguel, Ca and wholesaled to House of Luxuries. The original owner was Kobe Bryant (how I know this is a long story, which is confirmed by the VMI report in the Mercedes-Benz in-house system NetStar). I work at a dealer myself and when this car was checked out by the technicians at work after I bought it, it was said to be in fantastic condition and continues to run excellent. The interior is extremely clean. Overall, the only nagging issues I have had is the trunk assist occasionally malfunctioning and my blower speed regulator for my climate control system going out. But the trunk assist problem is an easy fix using the fuse trick, which resets the vacuum that powers the trunk assist feature and the blower speed regulator just simply needs to be replaced. Also, my front fog lamps have never worked from the beginning. The technician that works on my car said that it would take a bit of time to trace the electrical issue that is causing the fog lamps to not work. To me, since I live in Los Angeles, it is not a vital problem, as I never really need the fog lamps. The xenon headlamps do just fine. The best thing about this car is that all of the little things, such as the functioning of the parktronic, rear sunshade and folding outside mirrors, work perfectly. I will post photos soon to exhibit the car's excellent condition. The car is not officially for sale but I always entertain offers. Letting a car like this go would be VERY difficult for me to do but again, I entertain all offers. Because Kobe Bryant had installed such an enormous sound system in the vehicle, there are some stock speakers missing which I have not replaced, but I spent a good amount of money having the system re-wired to facilitate the installation of my own in dash DVD player, trunk woofer and amplifiers. I consider this car a collector's item and an ongoing project but I do not want to spend too much money on this car without knowing if I want to keep it for a very long time. I do use it as my daily driver because i love it so much, but I am trying hard not to pile on the miles. I have had the limo tint removed from all windows, including the factory tint underneath it from the side windows. The only tint that remains is the factory tint in the rear window. When I bought the car it had 5 door dings in total. I had every single one professionally removed by the best paintless dent removal specialist in the San fernando Valley. The car has one very small door ding on the driver's side door that was acquired after I had all of that done but besides that the car looks brand new. Some of the unique features that separate this car from a stock C140 CL are the painting of the chrome trim pieces above the front and rear bumpers as well as around the side windows and along the side of the car. This was done by Kobe because he had blacked the car out, including the limo tint and black 19" AMG Monoblock wheels. The Mercedes star on the hood and trunk were painted black also but House of Luxuries decided to exchange those for the original chrome ones for re-sale. The side V12 emblems have never been touched, even by Kobe, and remain chrome. The CL600 had been removed from the trunk but re-installed professionally by Mercedes-Benz of Laguna Niguel for re-sale by House of Luxuries. That is how it remains now but the grill is extremely unique and rare now because the ribs inside the grill remain black but the star is chrome creating a custom but clean and sporty effect. I have considered painting the stars black like they were before but I don't know yet. I now have 20" Lorinser D93 wheels in silver, not chrome, which I feel makes the car look magnificent. I am not exaggerating by saying that every single time I am at the gas station (which is quite a bit), somebody compliments the car. Btw, the rear seats look like they have never been sat in and the front and rear bumpers have zero dents or dings. I love this car and am very happy with its performance so far. It is very fast (full power) and quiet. At idle, it does not seem like it's on. I did not plan on posting such a long message but I felt that I wanted to share the story on this car since it is such a rare classic with low miles. Feel free to post questions about this car, 140s in general, or any other model since I am pretty knowledgeable about some of the ins and outs of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. I am happy to be a new member of PointedThree. Take care.
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Posted 3/24/2007 2:49 PM
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RE: Response to Official U.S. 1999 S600/ 1999 CL 600 VIN List

CL 6,

Welcome to Pointed Three. I too purchased my W140 from House of Luxuries back in May of 2005. Do you have any pictures of you're car? I would really love to see some pictures, because it sounds really cool. It's great to see that you have one of the rare 1999 CL 600's. These cars are superb automobiles. I hope you enjoy you're C140 a lot.
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Posted 3/25/2007 3:48 PM
CL 6

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RE: Response to Official U.S. 1999 S600/ 1999 CL 600 VIN List

Here is a photo I took last weekend...



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Posted 3/25/2007 9:47 PM
1996_S500

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CL 6 - 3/25/2007 12:48 PM

Here is a photo I took last weekend...


wow, that looks really nice. I love the Lorinser Rims.

If you don't mind me asking, how much did you purchase it for? It really looks immaculate. Nice find.
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Posted 3/26/2007 12:39 AM
CL 6

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$29,500...a tiny bit off of their original selling price. I felt that the car was a steal considering its rarity and condition. The following are some photos of the car when they first took it in and advertised it on cars.com (the way Kobe Bryant had traded it in). Interestingly enough, they later advertised it on their own website with the changes (no tint, chrome AMG wheels, etc.) The changes I made totally transformed the image of the car.



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Posted 3/30/2007 2:03 AM
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CL 6 - 3/25/2007 9:39 PM

$29,500...a tiny bit off of their original selling price. I felt that the car was a steal considering its rarity and condition. The following are some photos of the car when they first took it in and advertised it on cars.com (the way Kobe Bryant had traded it in). Interestingly enough, they later advertised it on their own website with the changes (no tint, chrome AMG wheels, etc.) The changes I made totally transformed the image of the car.



wow, that seems like a lot for a C140, but in reality, you've got one of the rarest out there. a celebrity-owned 1999 CL 600 with less than 100,000 miles is something that normally goes for $35,000+. Interesting that Kobe took off the trunk badge, and powder-coated his AMG monoblocks, and grille. I like what you have done to it.
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Posted 11/30/2010 11:50 PM
mpariz
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Re: Response to PointedThree U.S. 1999 S600/ 1999 CL 600 VIN List

Add One to the list....

my personal vehicle....

1999 MB S600
VIN:WDBGA76G8XA417865 Location: Southampton NY
Color: Black
Interior: Black/Grey insterts
Mileage: when bought: 59K (in 2009)
Currently: 64K
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Posted 3/10/2022 10:28 AM
Trae
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Re: Response to PointedThree U.S. 1999 S600/ 1999 CL 600 VIN List

One of the 15 1999 CL600s is in the garage and runs great!
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