Joe DiMaggio's Celebrity Owned Mercedes Benz given to Joe D from the NY Yankees
Price: US $5,000.00 Item location: Woodland Hills, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: 400-Series
- SubModel: 420sel
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door
- Year: 1991
- Mileage: 65,600
- VIN: WDBCA35E8MA597901
- Color: White
- Engine size: 4.2L 4196CC V8 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Gray
- Safety options: Driver Airbag
- Options: Sunroof, Leather Seats, CD Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1991 Mercedes-Benz 400-Series 420sel" I LOWERED THE RESERVE TO SALE " And Added a Signed Joe DiMaggio baseball and Joes personal Drinking Mug..!
this particular celebrity owned1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL is tied to a significant piece of the sport’s history. It was Old Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium in the summer of 1991, nd one of the team’s greatest players, oe DiMaggio, as on hand as it was the 50th anniversary of his 56 game hitting streak. That day, e did something rather out of character and treated the crowd to a speech. Afterwards, iMaggio was presented this S class as a token of appreciation by the team. Now, lmost 24 years after his death, his very car is up for sale. 1991 marked the 50th anniversary of the legendary Joe Dimaggio’s, The Yankee Clipper” 56 batting streak. The Hall of Famer was present at an Old Timers Day event on July 27th 1991 at the New York Yankee stadium. After his speech, e was presented with a brand new 1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Sedan by the New York Yankee team. They painted the Yankee logo on the back trunk for him to commemorate his success. The car is presented here with a Letter of Provenance signed by Joe Dimaggio’s two granddaughters, hotographs of the Old Timers Day ceremony with him and the car, he Mercedes-Benz books with Joe’s name for the ownership and warranty booklets.
I am very proud to offer this exceptional Arctic White over Dove Grey 1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Sedan. This 420SEL left the Mercedes-Benz production line in January of 1991 making this one of the very last W126 S-Class sedans off the production line before production was closed down. Presented to Hall of Famer Joe Dimaggio on July 27th 1991 by the New York Yankees team the car was sent back to Dimaggio’s home in Miami Beach Florida where the he lived until his death in 1999. The car remained in the Dimaggio estate until May of 2006 when Dimaggio’s personal items were auctioned off. Having only traveled 65,600 miles from brand new, his car comes complete with all of its original books, wners manuals, arranty books, ealer books, ervice and warranty books, ercedes-Benz tool kit, ack and spare as well. Documentation and letter of provenance go with the car verifying it is in fact Joe Dimaggio’s car. The car is in exceptional condition showing very little wear over the years. The paint on the car is in beautiful shape, till retains a deep luster and free from any fade or oxidation (small hairline scrape in the front lower bumper and two hairline scrapes in the back bumper). The body is extremely straight, inus one small ding in the passenger front fender, nd completely free from any rust or corrosion. The interior of the car is near showroom condition. The leather looks stunning and shows almost no wear of any kind. All of the carpets and original Mercedes-Benz floor mats look excellent and free from any tears or stains and the headliner looks perfect free from any damage or stains. All of the chrome, witchgear and plastics looks exceptional and free from wear or damage. The beautiful original wood looks excellent with a few small hairline cracks on the lower console surrounding the window switches. All of the electrical equipment is in working order except the sunroof (you can hear the motor working but the roof does not slide back). All of the windows, oor locks, irror, eats, teering wheel, ower antenna, C/heater and radio are all in working order. All of the interior and exterior lights are in proper working order as well as the reverse lights and turn signal lights. Mechanically the car is outstanding; it stars right up and idles beautifully. It shifts into gear without any clunking or grinding and shifts effortlessly. The engine does not smoke or leak and it accelerates very smoothly. The brakes feel solid and do not show any signs of fade or pulsating. The steering is very solid and tight as well as the suspension which are all free from any rattling or thumping. This Mercedes has a newer battery, 0% tread life left on the tires, bout 50-60% brake life left.
The W126 Mercedes-Benz sedan is one of the best and most successful S-Class sedans Mercedes-Benz has ever produced and some say the last of traditional S-Classes. This 420SEL is one of the very last W126 to come off the production before the 1992 model year W140 S-Class took its place. These are increasingly hard to find in such exceptional condition with such low mileage, nd a true collector item with its celebrity provenance that cannot be duplicated. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Yankee history from one of the most greatest players in baseball
Even comes with a signed Joe DiMaggio baseball n stand and also Joes personal drinking Mug..!
It does need free-on for the air conditioner. Buyer is purchasing the car "as is" with no warranteeas tocondition of the vehicle. Local pick up is fine and Buyer will pay all shipping and transporting cost to have the car transported to his/her specific location. Title will be sent by Registered US Mail to the buyer upon receipt of payment in full.