ADMIN UPDATE 1: Car is for sale by new owner, October 2016. See post #43 for details. Thread title updated.
ADMIN UPDATE 2: Price reduced to $35,500, Nov-2016. See post #60 for details. Thread title updated.
ADMIN UPDATE 3: Price reduced to $32,000, Jan-2017. See post #64 for details. Thread title updated.
I've was considering purchasing this one myself, but decided to pass....just not the right time to put 20K+ into a hobbie car.
Dave (Klink) and I both met with the owner and gave it a look over. It appears to be a nice original, unmolested example. Reported to have had no collision work, always garaged (and shows as such), and in the same family since new (passed between husband, the original purchaser, and wife, after divorce). Obviously never a primary use car with the sub 71K miles. It's being offered by their adult son.
It strikes me as a low mileage example that has never really needed or had a lot of mechanical needs or updates, and likely hasn't been under the eye of a specialist of the breed in a while. From talking with the son, I got the impression that the car has had basic maintenance on an "as needed" basis. Paint and interior cosmetics appear original and quite nice with only very minor blemishes that you have to look for, including the typical loose headliner. Upper wiring harness had been changed, but other 2 (lower and ETA) appear to be original. The most glaring mechanical needs that I recall we identified were that the self leveling suspension hydraulic system pump (in engine compartment) needs resealing, along with misting/leaking valve cover gaskets. Otherwise the car ran and drove out well.
Dave and I agreed that this car could easily be brought back to really pristine condition with the typical maintenance catch up and some minor cosmetic attention.
Jeff in Alabama
VIN = WDBEA36E6NB765067
1992 Mercedes 500 E - $22000 (Inverness Al)
For sale one 1992 Mercedes 500E. Family owned since new. I am asking 22k or make me an offer. This is a rare car. In pristine condition. Follow the link for more information about the joint venture of this vehicle between Mercedes and Porsche.
Cash ONLY! NO bs wire transfers or any other trickery.
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