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43k-Mile 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E
This 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E shows just 43,437 miles and was sold new in California. It is finished in a charcoal black over a light grey leather interior featuring four-place seating. This example was moved to New York in 2012 and was maintained as part of the current owner’s collection in Colorado beginning in February 2016. Power comes from an all-aluminum 5.0-liter DOHC V8 paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission, and servicing over the past year and a half included a transmission service plus a new radiator, wiring harness, cap and rotor, thermostat, vacuum hoses, and more. This W124 is now being offered on behalf of the current owner in Denver, Colorado with some records, a second set of AMG monoblock wheels, of a clean Carafx, and a clean Florida title.
The 500E was hand built by Porsche, and just over 1,500 cars were sold new in the US. This example has been repainted once in the factory color, including the lower cladding. The work is believed to have been performed due to fading, and the attached Carfax shows no history of accidents or other damage.
The AMG monoblock wheels shown above are included, though they are equipped with an older set of tires. Headlights were upgraded to use HID bulbs, which are said to have a notably improved output over stock. The finish shows some orange peel on the roof that is reportedly difficult to document.
Upgraded factory 4-piston brakes were sourced from the contemporary R129 SL, and fender flares were added to accommodate the wider track. Additional exterior images are provided in the gallery below. 16″ slotted alloys wear newly-installed tires according to the seller, who also notes some surface rust on some of the exhaust components.
Just 43,437 miles are shown on the 6-digit mechanical odometer, about 3k of which were added under current ownership. The stock stereo head unit remains fitted, and the dual airbags necessitated a locking storage compartment between the front seats. Standard interior equipment includes leather upholstery, central locking, automatic climate control, a sliding/pop-up sunroof, and four-place sport seating with electric memory adjustment for the driver. The rear sunshade is inoperable and cracking is present in the burlwood trim.
Multiple photos of the trunk are provided, and a multi-disc CD changer is equipped in the box mounted below the rear window. The 5.0-liter DOHC V8 is paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Included service records document a misfire inspection and delayed gearbox shifting, which were addressed in 2017 with a new wiring harness, new distributor caps/rotor, vacuum hoses, and a transmission flush. The radiator was also replaced as documented in receipts. A California emissions sticker has been retained as shown in the gallery.
Other receipts from 2017 are provided in the gallery below, and all the work totals about $5k. A clean Carfax has been provided showing mileage and location updates. The complete report can be viewed in the gallery.