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    SOLD: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $37k (Islip, NY)

    ADMIN EDIT: Price reduced from $40k to $37k, see post #17. Thread title updated.

    A really outstanding example that was always loved. Please see my website for lots of images and please contact me direct. Thank you.

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    1992 Mercedes Benz 500E

    The "Velvet Hammer" or "Wolf in Sheep's clothing" were period nick names for this Porsche designed and built executive super sedan. These rare cars were built in the 959 assembly hall over the course of 18 days. This is a one owner, beautifully maintained, near pristine example in spectacular, original condition throughout including the Brilliant Silver paint and grey leather interior. I purchased this car from the Estate of the 95 year old owner who purchased this car new and maintained it with an open checkbook. Never damaged, clean bottom, original books, copy of the original invoice, original title and maintenance records are with the car. Cold AC, recent service including tires, exhaust and harness update. 87,000 miles, looks like 37,000 miles. $39,500 buys this fine automobile.

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    Re: 1992 500E One Owner, Silver/Grey, 87k, $39,500

    Nice car. GLWS

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    Re: 1992 500E One Owner, Silver/Grey, 87k, $39,500

    Thank you very much Maw.

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    Re: 1992 500E One Owner, Silver/Grey, 87k, $39,500

    Nice car but, it really isn't a one owner car if the seller is the second the owner.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $40k (Islip, NY)

    Pretty early build car. Looks nice!

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $40k (Islip, NY)

    Why is there black emission sticker under the hood and not yellow?
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $40k (Islip, NY)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dario View Post
    Why is there black emission sticker under the hood and not yellow?
    US MB cars through and including model year 1992 had black emissions stickers. 1993 and beyond had yellow stickers.

    My 1989 560SEC has a black emissions sticker.

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    FS: 1992 500E Silver/Gray 87K miles $40K Islip, NY

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $40k (Islip, NY)

    At least early-build 1992's have the black decal, and also will not have the CEL (or Diagnostic Module). I can't remember if late-build 1992's had yellow decals or not.

    107 photos and not one of the complete instrument cluster?


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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $40k (Islip, NY)

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    107 photos and not one of the complete instrument cluster?

    Because only the mileage is important.

    Jokes.

    What’s funny is, I should have known that you counted the photos, meant 107 literally, and I didn’t need to count them. Yet, ... I counted them anyway.



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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $40k (Islip, NY)

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    At least early-build 1992's have the black decal, and also will not have the CEL (or Diagnostic Module). I can't remember if late-build 1992's had yellow decals or not.

    107 photos and not one of the complete instrument cluster?

    My April 92' dated car has the yellow decal...
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $40k (Islip, NY)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    My April 92' dated car has the yellow decal...
    Thanks, Jimbo! I wonder when MB switched decals.


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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $40k (Islip, NY)

    My Jan’92 has yellow as well.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $40k (Islip, NY)

    Sounds like the change happened mid-production for 1992 USA model year (late 1991, or very early 1992). I found a photo on a For Sale thread, see attached... code 802 indicates USA 1992 model year.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $40k (Islip, NY)

    I am motivated to get this great car sold and will consider a fair offer. Please contact me direct. Thanks.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $40k (Islip, NY)

    Why not lower the price, then?
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $40k (Islip, NY)

    Quote Originally Posted by ZombieBranz View Post
    Why not lower the price, then?
    I have. $36,500. Try and find a better one for the money...

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $40k (Islip, NY)

    In this market, you may need to get it down to around $30-32K to get it sold, if you are truly motivated to sell it. Unfortunately the E500E market has cooled dramatically during the summer and into the fall, and prices that folks were charging (and getting) late last year and early this year have disappeared. A lot of folks saw these prices going up up and up, and decided to cash in. Now there's a glut of cars on the market, and $40K is in today's market where cars with fewer miles are sitting. Cars pushing 100K miles are, in today's market, still goign to be in the low to mid $30K range.

    I think the market is going to stay relatively cool for at least the next 12-18 months.

    Of course, you could hang onto it, too, and wait for the market to catch back up to your price.

    All buyers should know the typical, time-tested rule of thumb: all E500Es with <100K miles automatically have $5K+ of deferred maintenance, so factor that in when buying.

    As an example, are the motor mounts and transmission mount documented as having been replaced on this car? It not, at this mileage, that's a $2K job (parts and labor) right off the bat. Just to replace three hunks of metal and rubber. The 75-100K mark is exactly when these parts need replacing due to age and use that cause collapse.

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    P.S. Looks like an honest, unmolested example with good bones. It appears to me that the front ashtray is missing the small, round black cigarette lighter. Also looks like the trunk lid stops on both sides could use replacement, as their covering is flaked off. All cheap parts to replace.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $37k (Islip, NY)

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $37k (Islip, NY)

    Quote Originally Posted by ace10 View Post
    That “one owner” thing rears it’s head again.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Silver/Grey, 87kmi, $37k (Islip, NY)

    Car is SOLD. Thanks.

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