Nobody Wants To Buy Michael Jordan's Mercedes

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It's a unique specimen of a car but demand appears to be lacking.

With the demise of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, each two-door variation of the model should be in high demand due to its scarcity. The C140 generation, in particular, should be a well-sought after model considering that, during its eight-year production run, just 26,022 units were assembled. No doubt, the S600 would have been the lowest-produced model of the lot.

That's exactly why we are baffled by the fact that this particular 1996 example is struggling to find a new home since it was first listed in 2020. What makes this car so special is that it was owned by Michael Jordan during his career at the Chicago Bulls. Beverly Hills Car Club is failing to find a buyer despite the fact that the title for the car was co-signed by Jordan's wife at the time, Juanita Vanoy.

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Beyond that, this example is quite a special one because it bears a genuine set of Lorinser wheels. Further appeal is granted by the unique metallic navy deep blue exterior contrasted by gray upholstery. Comfort features include cruise control, power-adjustable seats with heating, dual airbags, an electronic sunroof, and four-wheel brake discs.

The powertrain is the real treat of the package though, as under the hood you will find the company's M120 naturally aspirated 6.0-liter 48-valve V12 which produces 389 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. This was transmitted to the rear wheels via a five-speed torque converter which provided it with an impressive 0-60-mph time of four seconds flat and a top speed of 155 mph.

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So, if this car is so special, then why has it been sitting on the dealer's floor for almost two years? Given the nature of its exclusivity, the highest bid on the car came in at $202,200 when it was being auctioned off but the final bidder was unable to come up with that amount on time. That's quite a bit more than the current $135,000 price attached to it by its current seller.

It seems like Jordan's old cars not being able to sell is a bit of a trend as, one year ago, it was reported that his SLR McLaren 722 Edition was also struggling to find a home when it was listed by Crave Luxury Auto for $695,750.

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