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    FS: 1992 500E, Silver repaint / Black, 128kmi, $15k (Santa Cruz, CA)

    (Admin edit: Datacard indicates paint was originally 199 Pearl Black. As mentioned in posts below, it's unclear if the car was repainted silver, or if it's been wrapped.)

    VIN: WDBEA36E2NB767768

    Datacard: https://www.datamb.com/vin/9yRLjEL8xmLEgKkBY



    Just came across this one on Craigslist:

    http://www.thearguscompany.com/vehic...-cruz-ca-95062
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E,Silver / Black, 128kmi, $14,950 (Santa Cruz, CA)

    Data card attached.

    No prior record of this car in my detailed database.

    Thanks for flagging, mcj !!

    Notation I just made in my personal database on this car:

    Car listed for sale by dealer in Santa Cruz, CA. Asking $14,950 for car with 128K on it. Windows tinted, car is obviously repainted including bumpers/cladding/strips, deck lid black handle repainted; headlight wiper arms repainted silver; stock headlights; front license plate mounted on spoiler on passenger side; stock wheels; 1994-style front turn signals; de-badged; SFO parking sticker on rear bumper driver's side; driver's side bolster wear; steering wheel wrapped with wheelskin; passenger door map pocket peeling; aftermarket floor mats in front. Generally appears to be decent car for the money, if it has papers and some documented maintenance.
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E,Silver / Black, 128kmi, $14,950 (Santa Cruz, CA)

    The painted lower cladding look anachronistic.


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    Re: FS: 1992 500E,Silver / Black, 128kmi, $14,950 (Santa Cruz, CA)

    The paint looks strange but the price is quite low in today's market.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E,Silver / Black, 128kmi, $14,950 (Santa Cruz, CA)

    Bright silver should never be shot in high sun - with that said, my money is on that being a rattle can job for the lowers.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E,Silver / Black, 128kmi, $14,950 (Santa Cruz, CA)

    Two very large dents in the right front fender, rear bumper cover warped, clear coat disappearing off top surfaces, looks to be a dent in the left roof qtr next to the rear window. May have been panel painted. It does not appear to have been well cared for. It does have a Canepa plate frame on the rear.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E,Silver / Black, 128kmi, $14,950 (Santa Cruz, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ntrepid View Post
    The painted lower cladding look anachronistic.


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    I had to look for the meaning of anachronistic. I agree.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E,Silver / Black, 128kmi, $14,950 (Santa Cruz, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maui View Post
    The paint looks strange but the price is quite low in today's market.
    I think these two are connected. The price is low because it’s either a shake and bake paint job, and/or more likely, the paint is faded beyond all recognition. In particular, why is the sunroof so shiny when the rest of the car isn’t? Did someone start then abandon body work? I think body work and some other stuff we can’t see is why the price is what it is.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E,Silver / Black, 128kmi, $14,950 (Santa Cruz, CA)

    Maaco $399 job 6 months later??
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E,Silver / Black, 128kmi, $14,950 (Santa Cruz, CA)

    Gerry's DATA CARD says the car is BLUE/BLACK 199

    From what I see in the pics the paint job is shot and the wrong color to boot. It will need a CORRECT RE-PAINT $$$$$
    No engine bay pics. I'm sure you will see the 199 color when the hood is open.
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E,Silver / Black, 128kmi, $14,950 (Santa Cruz, CA)

    I'm wondering if the intent was mat silver? Maybe it's a wrap.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E,Silver / Black, 128kmi, $14,950 (Santa Cruz, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by sheward View Post
    Two very large dents in the right front fender, rear bumper cover warped, clear coat disappearing off top surfaces, looks to be a dent in the left roof qtr next to the rear window. May have been panel painted. It does not appear to have been well cared for. It does have a Canepa plate frame on the rear.
    Drew, I spotted the same stuff... makes you wonder what we can't see, as the photos are small, and there aren't many. Driver seat bolster looks a bit worn too.

    The Canepa frame is icing on the cake, lol.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver repaint / Black, 128kmi, $15k (Santa Cruz, CA)

    I was also thinking a wrap!

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver repaint / Black, 128kmi, $15k (Santa Cruz, CA)

    A tad bit off topic, but whats wrong with the lower portion of that rear bumper? How it bubbled out and is no longer a straight edge? I think I've seen this happen on some of the other cars as well.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver repaint / Black, 128kmi, $15k (Santa Cruz, CA)

    Guys, the reason why the paint looks weird is because the owner obviously forgot to put on tire dressing. On the paint. The tire dressing made the tires sparkle like mirrors --- clearly he still needs to put that tire dressing on the paint.


    Also -

    - where is the hood star?
    - why is the front license plate hanging on that passenger side when there is a LP delete panel in the center?
    - front turn signal cracked
    - front passenger door panel wood trailing edge is AFU
    - front passenger HVAC vent is sunken
    - some kind of antenna thingy on the backglass

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver repaint / Black, 128kmi, $15k (Santa Cruz, CA)

    The driver's side floor mat is also Canepa -- Canepa Design, to be precise.

    Looking on Canepa's website, I found a very similar-looking one, though pre-repaint (ha):

    https://canepa.com/photo-gallery/199...benz-500e5623/
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver repaint / Black, 128kmi, $15k (Santa Cruz, CA)

    Dang, you Bay Area guys have some eagle eyes !!!

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver repaint / Black, 128kmi, $15k (Santa Cruz, CA)

    Isn't the stitching to the steering wheel cover a bit odd? The stitching to the rim seems to have somehow "turned" inward (or outward depending on how you look at it!). Shouldn't the stitching be invisible, i.e. at the back of the rim when looking from a seated position?

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver repaint / Black, 128kmi, $15k (Santa Cruz, CA)

    That stitching is a leather steering wheel cover called a "Wheelskin".

    http://wheelskins.com/

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver repaint / Black, 128kmi, $15k (Santa Cruz, CA)

    Still out there, same price:

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/ctd...703040290.html

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