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Michael Jordan's 1996 Mercedes S600 Lorinser, seen in 'The Last Dance', is up for auction

Michael Jordan's 1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 Lorinser has hit the auction block on eBay.

Photo courtesy of Beverly Hills Car Club

Beverly Hills Car Club is no stranger to celebrity cars. They've sold models owned by Snoop Dogg and from James Bond movies. Now, they have a Mercedes owned by Michael Jordan up for auction.

Inside the 135,000-square-foot facility sits the 1996 Mercedes S600 Lorinser that was featured in "The Last Dance", the 10-part ESPN documentary about the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls team. The car is up for auction on eBay until Sunday at midday.

1996 Mercedes S600 Lorinser

Photo courtesy of Beverly Hills Car Club

The Metallic Navy Deep Blue S600 Lorinser was originally titled to Michael Jordan and his then-wife Juanita (they were married up until 2002). The title is signed by both of them on the back.

Its cabin is gray leather and it features wood accents on the doors, center console, dashboard, and steering wheel. The car came standard with a dual airbags when it was new - a true luxury feature at the time. It is also equipped with air conditioning, heated seats, cruise control, power windows, power steering, power mirrors, power-adjustable seats, a power sunroof, power tiling/telescoping steering wheel, four-wheel disc brakes, Lorinser chrome wheels, and a jack.

When the car is started, and the user turns on the car phone, Jordan's name shows on the dashboard display.

S600 models are powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine that creates 389 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Lorinser typically offered performance upgrades to its vehicles, however this model does not have any of those modifications listed beyond the Loninser wheels.

The car's odometer reads 157,085 miles.

1996 was the last year that Mercedes-Benz used the S600 badge. For the 1997 model year, the S600 became known as the CL600.

The time when Jordan owned the S690 is a historic time in basketball history. It was in the middle of the second NBA Championnship three-peat that the Chicago Bulls pulled off from 1995-1998. Jordan was named the MVP of those three Championship series.

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EQS buyers will have access to two years of free charging.

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The Mercedes-Benz EQSis set to start hitting dealers' lots in just a few months, and the automaker is working drum up excitement for the all-new EV. Today, Electrify America announced that it will partner with Mercedes to offer charging services to buyers of the upcoming vehicle.

The agreement means that EQS owners will have two years of free charging, which includes 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America locations. The services go a step further, however, and will include the ability to plug and charge. This means that EQS owners who have activated their Mercedes me Charge accounts can start a free charging session just by plugging the vehicle into the charger. Electrify America says that no authentication or initiation steps will be required.


2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS The EQS is due to hit the market in late 2021.Mercedes-Benz


The agreement between Mercedes-Benz and Electrify America will also extend some services to future EQ battery-electric vehicles, as well as future Mercedes plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company notes that there may be costs to charge for those vehicles, but drivers will still be able to use the Mercedes me app to initiate sessions.

As more automakers jump in the EV game, free charging partnerships are becoming a bigger deal. Just last month, Hyundai announced that buyers of its Ioniq 5 EV will receive two years of free charging from Electrify America, and Ford offered free charging to its Mustang Mach-E customers, also through Electrify America, though The Blue Oval's offer only extended to 250 kilowatt-hours.

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS The partnership with Electrify America will provide access to chargers across the country.Mercedes-Benz


The EQS itself is Mercedes' first vehicle in what will become an electric sub-brand for the automaker. It will hit the market as a 2022 model late in 2021, and will be offered in two models. The entry level machine features 329 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, while the up-level EQS 580 4Matic will see 516 horsepower and 611 pound-feet of torque. Beyond its electric powertrain, the EQS will offer several advanced tech features, including a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 17.7-inch touchscreen. Even the passenger gets a display in the new car, as a second 12.3-inch screen will be positioned on the right portion of the dash.

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The BMW Z8 is a modern classic.

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We could spend all day bemoaning car auctions' impact on vehicle pricing. Sites like Bring a Trailer and Cars and Bids invite frenzied buyers to offer wild sums of money for cars that might otherwise be considered ordinary. Some vehicles on those sites, however, are worth the coin, and we think this 2001 BMW Z8 is one of them. The 22,000-mile car's auction is almost over at the time of this post, and its sky-high price tag is actually warranted. The BMW Z8 is exceedingly rare to begin with, but this car's color combination of black over tan leather makes it even more of a unicorn, as only 229 were made in that combination.


BMW Z8 The Z8 took inspiration from BMW's classic roadsters.Bring a Trailer


Even the car's designer is noteworthy. Though he may be focusing on his own electric vehicle brand now, Henrik Fisker's 12-year run at BMW was the stuff of legend. Fisker's work included the design for the Z8, as well as contributions of the original X5 SUV, which is now part of an expansive BMW SUV and crossover lineup.

The Z8 reached legend status when it shuttled Pierce Brosnan's James Bond in The World Is Not Enough, but the cars were (and are) worthy of standing on their own. Under the hood, BMW installed a 394-horsepower 4.9-liter V8, which gave the car a claimed 0-62 mph time of just 4.2 seconds. That power reached the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission, and this car has had maintenance performed to keep the drivetrain purring for years to come.


2001 BMW Z8 This Z8's color combination makes it exceedingly rare.Bring a Trailer


If you're wondering where this Z8's current bid price of $162,500 lands on the car's overall value spectrum, there's some good news, depending on how you view spending six figures on a car. Hagerty estimates that a Z8 in good condition should draw around $155,000, while a car in excellent condition should get $199,000. This car's mileage and condition match up with its price, which falls on the lower end of that range, and should allow it to be an actual driver for the right person. After all, what's the fun of buying a car just for display?

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