Mercedes-Benz W140 S600

Mercedes-Benz is well known for creating some of the most iconic cars in recent history. One of the most iconic models is the Luxury S-Class formerly known as the Sonderklasse.

Over the years the S-Class has seen a number of changes. The original S-Class was released in 1972, it was also known as the W116. The W116 was a ground-breaking sedan for Mercedes. This was the first model that placed emphasis on safety above styling and helped forge Mercedes into the brand we know and love today.

The original S-Class first entered production in September 1972. The model range initially only included 2 versions of the M110 engine, but over the years Mercedes added more engines were added. The W116 engines ranged from a 2.8L Straight 6 to a 6.9L V8.

There have been 6 generations of the S-Class to date and each one is as iconic as the first. (See List below)

  • W116 (1972 to 1979)
  • W126 (1979 to 1991)
  • W140/C140 (1991 to 1998)
  • W220 (1998 to 2005)
  • W221 (2005 to 2013)
  • W222/C217/A217 (2013 to Present)

Rushmoor Bodyshop and the Mercedes S-Class

Here we have a full repaint on a Mercedes S600. The overall condition of the car wasnt that bad, just years of sun and waxing has faded the paint drastically.

We started off with panel beating any dents out of every panel, followed by any filler being applied if needed, and all panels primed


Then the whole car, including any areas that cannot be seen (door shuts, under bumpers, below the sill) were repainted back to former glory in that ever noticeable Mercedes gold.


The Mercedes-Benz W140 is fast becoming a collector’s item. It is one of the last models of S-Class to use minimal engine electronics which is why it has been given the prestigious title of a Pre- Classic.

As you can see the Rushmoor Bodyshop team have managed to restore this W140 600 SEL’s paint work back to its original factory condition.

The Rushmoor Bodyshop team have over 30 years of combined Mercedes-Benz experience. This level of understanding and experience is what makes Rushmoor Bodyshop one of Surreys top Mercedes-Benz paint experts.

At Rushmoor Bodyshop we pride ourselves on our ability to provide a factory quality finish on any Mercedes-Benz model. With previous jobs including the legendary W113 (Pagoda) and the iconic SLS AMG, Rushmoor Bodyshop can guarantee upmost satisfaction on both finished paintwork and our approach to customer care.

If your Mercedes SLK or SL require an experts touch contact Rushmoor Bodyshop today by calling us on 01252 794700 or email us at You can also fill out our Quote form below and one of the team will be in contact.

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