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    FS: 1992 500E Pearl Black/Black, 223kmi, $26k (Oakland, CA)

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    VIN = ???

    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds...e/2162467.html

    https://classiccarswest.com/1992-mercedes-benz-500e/


    1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E Sedan

    Location: Oakland, California, 94612
    Mileage: 222,987
    Transmission: Auto
    Condition: Excellent
    Exterior: Champagne (sic)
    Interior: black leather

    Seller’s Description: A very rare, hand assembled by Porsche, Mercedes-Benz 500E. The precursor to the AMG. This car was $82,180.00 when purchased new. Equipped with a DOHC 32 Valve 5.0L V8 that puts out 322hp. This car is one of 1528 imported into the US between 1991 and 1994. This particular car is a two owner car, the second since 1995, with 222k on the clock but has detailed service records and a thorough maintenance history from new. It has always been garaged and is essentially a one owner vehicle. It presents and drives like a low mileage car. One of the most well maintained cars we've ever offered for sale. Needs nothing. Clean CARFAX. Original books and comes with a stack of receipts and the original maintenance booklet.

    $25,900


    Classic Cars West
    411 26th Street
    Oakland, California 94612

    Phone: 510 922 1319
    Email: info@classiccarswest.com


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    Re: FS: 1992 500E Pearl Black/Black, 223kmi, $26k (Oakland, CA)

    I drove and inspected the documents of this car before the seller consigned it with Classic Cars West. If anyone is interested, let me know and I can share my observations about it.
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E Pearl Black/Black, 223kmi, $26k (Oakland, CA)

    Quote Originally Posted by psportoveloce View Post
    I drove and inspected the documents of this car before the seller consigned it with Classic Cars West. If anyone is interested, let me know and I can share my observations about it.
    Go for it.
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E Pearl Black/Black, 223kmi, $26k (Oakland, CA)

    Also on CL (link courtesy of omegabenz). Still no VIN.

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ctd...692939162.html


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    Re: FS: 1992 500E Pearl Black/Black, 223kmi, $26k (Oakland, CA)

    I do not have any interest or anti-interest in this car. I just want to point out that I am not overly fond of this wording in the advertisement. “Essentially?” Can one be “essentially” pregnant or “essentially” alive?
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E Pearl Black/Black, 223kmi, $26k (Oakland, CA)

    Its the ole’ it is what it is cuz it aint, or if ai want ur opinion I will tell it to you logic
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E Pearl Black/Black, 223kmi, $26k (Oakland, CA)

    Isn't it "essentually" a three owner car because the seller never makes the distinction that they are the "second" owners who purchased the car in 1995? 222k for $26k?


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    Re: FS: 1992 500E Pearl Black/Black, 223kmi, $26k (Oakland, CA)

    I define ownership differently than most car salesman.
    And with my definition, you would never really know how many owners it has had.
    In addition, you don't know who really drove the car either.
    That is why it is more important to know the condition of the car itself.
    Sure, it's great if it's a little old lady one owner car, but what if that owner was "The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)" ?
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E Pearl Black/Black, 223kmi, $26k (Oakland, CA)

    I spent probably two hours with this a few weeks ago. Fundamentally it is a good, very well-maintained and documented car that works very well and looks quite good for the mileage. It is a two [doctor] owner car that has always been in the SF bay area and has a huge stack of records. First owner was an internist and second owner was a plastic surgeon who died recently and the car is being sold by his daughter who frankly has an inflated sense of the car's value and is one of the more irrational, confusing car sellers I have ever encountered. Fortunately, it is consigned with a dealer with which I have dealt in the past and they are trustworthy in my experience, so you don't have to deal directly with the seller.

    The car remains on original CA plates and is generally complete, although you'll note the tool roll is incorrect. It has service records back to new and was clearly maintained with an open-checkbook policy that is essential when owning these cars. Lots of the typical big receipts: transmission, SLS shocks, accumulators etc. I was very pleased with how the car works in all regards, including the transmission, driveline, engine, and brakes. AC is cold, heat works, as do all the electrical accessories I tried. It doesn't run hot. I noticed evidence at the front/top of the motor of oil leakage, which looks like it's been going for a while. Sunshade works but doesn't sit flush when retracted and makes the unfortunate and jarring clicking noise when you hold the button down after it's finished going up. Wood is in good shape with some fading but no major cracks and the driver's seat upper bolster was competently retrimmed while the remaining leather appears original and looks good. The headliner shows typical issues but not catastrophic. I'd recommend a PPI as usual but everything I saw about this car made me confident that it's worth closer inspection and purchase if the inspection reveals it to be a sound car. For the mileage, it's an impressively crisp car, both cosmetically and in terms of how it drives.
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E Pearl Black/Black, 223kmi, $26k (Oakland, CA)

    Great write up.

    Did you happen to get the VIN?

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