Sorry folks - it is definitely an 1999 S420V 140 chassis, not an S430 new generation.
Re price - it seems this is a sweet deal. Not sure why. It is a local west coast car, lease return from a local Dr. - no accidents, all records. If I play my cards right I could go pay cash for it tomorrow for about US$29,000 + local taxes. Black on gray leather. It is a good buy?
Just missed a '95 S320V two weeks ago with 17,000 miles - which sold for under US$24,000. Documented local miles.
In Vancouver we have quite a few Asian immigrants that have bought a house and settled with their families but spend most of the time conducting business in HK or Taiwan, etc. The cars sit in the garage most of the time. The problem is - all the S500s end up in the US market due to the exchange, they fetch a better price for premium cars. Very hard to find an S500 (140) unless it is an east coast car.