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Thread: FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

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    FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

    Car looks beautiful, well, except for those wheels:

    VIN = ???

    https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/ats...z-500-sl-r129/


    Mercedes-Benz 500 SL (R129)

    The car on display presents in incredible condition with a mere 422 miles from new.

    Model: 500 SL
    Model designation: SL - Klasse
    Series: R129
    Year of construction: 1990
    Odometer reading / milometer (read off): 422 Meilen
    Number of previous owners: 1
    Initial registration:
    Location: Mercedes-Benz Classic Center USA
    Condition category: Concours Edition
    Chassis number: on request
    Transmission number: on request
    Engine number: on request
    Matching numbers: Yes
    Price: 75.000 US Dollar

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    Re: FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

    Time capsuled beauty !

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    Re: FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

    Wrong turn signal markers, updated rear badge and aftermarket wheels.
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    Re: FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

    Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
    Wrong turn signal markers, updated rear badge and aftermarket wheels.
    Good catch. Seems odd that MBCC would have let that slip through... appears the proper 500SL badge is still available:

    https://partssearch.mercedes-benz-cl...5?tt=automatic


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    Re: FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

    I still consider it an absolute shame that the palomino interiors didn't survive the entire chassis run, to be mated with the .6, pano roofs, etc. I love this color combo, but I'm not willing to do another 4 speed transmission to get it. Did these start in first or second gear?

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    Re: FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

    On their Facebook page they state:

    The car was changed to post-facelift appearance with the turn signal lenses, wheels, and model badge on the trunk. These features will be returned to original prior to the sale.
    1993 500E Signal Red/Parchment
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    Re: FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

    Quote Originally Posted by maw1124 View Post
    Did these start in first or second gear?
    Second gear.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bogeyman View Post
    On their Facebook page they state:

    The car was changed to post-facelift appearance with the turn signal lenses, wheels, and model badge on the trunk. These features will be returned to original prior to the sale.
    Someone was too anxious to get it listed, and couldn't wait a few days to make the car right before doing a photo shoot. I expect better from MBCC.


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    Re: FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

    "Someone was too anxious to get it listed, and couldn't wait a few days to make the car right before doing a photo shoot. I expect better from MBCC."
    Probably waiting for parts....
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    Re: FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogeyman View Post
    Probably waiting for parts....[/COLOR]
    Wonder what they'll do about the NLA wheel bolts for the original wheels.


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    Re: FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

    Generally MBCC only “presents” cars for sale when they feel they are 100% done and ready for immediate sale.

    They don’t market cars that are half-finished.

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    Re: FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

    Technically the blue plates are not period correct. The original owner must have had them transferred from his prior car.

    Additionally, the tires should either be Pirelli P600 or the Michelin XGT? No they were MXM The tread pattern does not look correct for either. I should offer them a set of Pirelli P600s!

    Pirelli P600



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    Re: FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Generally MBCC only “presents” cars for sale when they feel they are 100% done and ready for immediate sale.

    They don’t market cars that are half-finished.
    Apparently they made an exception this time.


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    Re: FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

    WOW!!

    Brand new OLD STOCK. Did somebody just put this car in a vacuum bottle and store it?

    This car has been setting around for 26 years. How much of Gerry's deferred maintenance would turn up if you elected to make this a driver and just run the wheels off of it?

    I would expect a collector would want to buy it. Unfinished is really not a good description for this car. That's just Micky Mouse stuff. MBCC will make that right in a heartbeat.
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    FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

    Meh. I disagree. If you are asking 75k, it ought to be perfect, and perfectly original. And now that I think about it, if its being offered by MBCC, it should be perfectly original regardless of the asking price. I feel like the assumption in buying from a place like that is that you are getting a 100% spec car, and if not, it should be clearly stated in the ad up front, and not in response to viewer comments after the fact.

    Just my $0.02.

    Oh... and another nit. Where is the window sticker that they are also advertising for sale in the same advertising email that was sent out? Its unfortunate that it is missing, as it would clearly contradict their claims there that the sticker they are currently selling is the correct one for the period.




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    Re: FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

    Quote Originally Posted by captruff View Post
    Technically the blue plates are not period correct. The original owner must have had them transferred from his prior car.

    Additionally, the tires should either be Pirelli P600 or the Michelin XGT? The tread pattern does not look correct for either. I should offer them a set of Pirelli P600s!


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    LOL! Indeed, going from memory, it could have had Pirelli P600, Michelin MXM (still my favorite tire ever made in this size), European Uniroyal Rallye 340 or 440 I forget which, Continental CZ90, Dunlop SP Sport D3 or D90 forget which of those, too .
    We had terrible problems and complaints with all except the Michelin and the Continental...
    Putting the fun in dysfunction...

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    Re: FS: 1990 500SL, Black/Palomino, 422 miles, $75k (MBCC USA, SoCal)

    Quote Originally Posted by captruff View Post
    Technically the blue plates are not period correct. The original owner must have had them transferred from his prior car.

    Additionally, the tires should either be Pirelli P600 or the Michelin XGT? No they were MXM The tread pattern does not look correct for either. I should offer them a set of Pirelli P600s!


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    I am kind of tearing up looking at that magnificent Pilot HX MXM, the all time best 16” 129, 124.036, 140 tire in the history of earth. There hasn’t been anything as good before or since, which is asolutely pathetic. And now, there are fewer choices than ever...
    Putting the fun in dysfunction...

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