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Thread: FS: 1992 500E, Black/Gray, 117kmi, SALVAGE auction (Birmingham, AL)

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    FS: 1992 500E, Black/Gray, 117kmi, SALVAGE auction (Birmingham, AL)

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    VIN: WDBEA36E2NB712320

    http://www.easyexport.us/vehicle-fin...-al-birmingham

    http://www.copart.com/c2/individualL...Type=onSaleNow

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Black/Gray, 117kmi, SALVAGE auction (Birmingham, AL)

    Does not look bad a all , great opportunity to install Euros in a front cuz I ma pretty sure one of the headlights is broken .
    I am curious how much it will be sold for ?
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Black/Gray, 117kmi, SALVAGE auction (Birmingham, AL)

    That thing was hit HARD up front. Notice the passenger front wheel is bent in. Major, major damage. This wasn't a fender-bender and not an easy or cheap fix. Copart shows estimated $11.5k to repair and that's probably accurate. I think the guy on Ben's Whirled is crazy for wanting to fix & flip it. I could see fixing to keep it, but there's just no profit here if it's fixed correctly...


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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Black/Gray, 117kmi, SALVAGE auction (Birmingham, AL)

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    That thing was hit HARD up front. Notice the passenger front wheel is bent in. Major, major damage. This wasn't a fender-bender and not an easy or cheap fix. Copart shows estimated $11.5k to repair and that's probably accurate. I think the guy on Ben's Whirled is crazy for wanting to fix & flip it. I could see fixing to keep it, but there's just no profit here if it's fixed correctly...

    It was hit to weakest point of front end of W124 . However, I think you are right it was not light hit . Anyway , does not look bad and pretty much fixable though you are right not a good idea to flip it .
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Black/Gray, 117kmi, SALVAGE auction (Birmingham, AL)

    Hi,
    Hard hit without the airbags showing up ?
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Black/Gray, 117kmi, SALVAGE auction (Birmingham, AL)

    Car is totally fixable... but still, i'm curious about the front right rail if it's bent or not... that'll be the thing that might drive up the fixing price.

    Front right shock looks like it's gone thru the top mount, that also might help the wheel stay more inwards...

    I got a salvage C43 AMG from IAAI in worse shape than this 500E with broken LCA and bent/broken LCA mounting points on the chassis. Cost me $600 to fix it on a frame machine.
    If the front rail is straight on this 500E, i don't see more than $1500-$2000 in costs to straighten the front end on a frame machine. I don't know why people are scared of frame work and everyone thinks that putting a car on a frame machine will cost an arm and a leg. Oh yes... if you take it to Beverly hills collision center then for sure your bill will climb quickly to at least $10k.
    Key is to have a good frame guy who knows what he's doing... not necessarily state of the art frame equipment...

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Black/Gray, 117kmi, SALVAGE auction (Birmingham, AL)

    I have a perfect front clip for this car if anybody wants to repair it.
    Contact me on steveh88b@hotmail.com

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    FS: 1992 500E, Black/Gray, 117kmi, salvage auction (Birmingham, AL)

    http://www.easyexport.us/vehicle-fin...-al-birmingham

    As I write this it says the auction starts today, but then there is a window saying the sale is over.

    Here is the VIN WDBEA36E2NB712320.

    EDIT - just noticed that Dave already posted this in October...

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Black/Gray, 117kmi, SALVAGE auction (Birmingham, AL)

    Merged duplicate threads on same car.


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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Black/Gray, 117kmi, SALVAGE auction (Birmingham, AL)

    hits like this can cost a Lot more you think to fix....BTDT!!

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