43k-Mile 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
Offer Accepted
Final Offer: $10,000
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: Deal TankOffer Accepted
1 bid, 16 comments

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 1992
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 500SL
  • VIN: WDBFA66E1NF051877
  • Mileage: 42,197
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Black Pearl Metallic
  • Seller Type: Private Party
  • Location: Sausalito, CA 94965
  • Lot #: V-0041379-DT

Produced from 1989 until 2001, the R129 generation Mercedes SL-Class was built on a modified and shortened version of the W124 sedan chassis. This 1992 example is a 500SL is finished in Black Pearl Metallic over an Anthracite leather interior and features a 5.0-liter V8 mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission as well as cruise control, a deployable roll bar, a fully automatic soft top, and optional heated seats. This SL is now being offered for auction by its seller out of California showing less than 43k miles on the odometer.

Featuring a manually detachable hardtop and a fully automatic black convertible soft top, this 500SL is finished in Black Pearl Metallic (199) and rides on factory 16” 15-hole alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Premier A/S tires. Other equipment includes halogen headlights and fog lights, fender air vents, an automatic antenna, headlight wipers, and body-color mirror caps. The seller notes a fading Mercedes-Benz badge on the hood, some small spots of clear coat failure, and some scratches on the underside of the front bumper. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with paint meter readings and a clean CARFAX report.

Inside, this 500SL is upholstered in Anthracite leather (271A) and features wood trim on the center console and door panels. Amenities include automatic climate control, power-operated and optionally heated seats and headrests with memory, power windows and mirrors, an electrically adjustable steering column, a heated rear hardtop window, a deployable roll bar, cruise control, an onboard computer, a remote locking system, dual-tone horns, and a stereo system. The seller reports a wear hole on the driver’s seat lumbar bolster approximately 1" in diameter.

Powered by a 5.0-liter 32-valve M119 DOHC V8, the 500SL produces up to 322 HP and 347 lb.-ft. of torque, sent to the rear wheels by way of a 4-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes Automatic Slip Control (ASR), power-assisted disc brakes at all four corners, and a multi-link suspension. The seller notes maintenance to include rebuilding the convertible top hydraulic actuators, replacement of the fuel pump, engine and transmission mounts, strut assembly, distributor caps and rotors, hood pads, brake pads, and air hoses.

This sale will include the owner’s manuals, a window sticker, a toolkit, a spare tire, a car cover, a battery charger, some documentation, the original hard top carrier, a Mercedes-Benz first aid kit, and a clean title.


The seller would like you to know: “Thank you for visiting my auction. I am selling this car on behalf of my employer who has owned this car for 3 years and stored it in a climate-controlled garage. All maintenance is up-to-date, and both the aluminum hard top (with the carrier) and black soft top are included. The car is completely stock with a new set of tires and rebuilt hydraulics.”

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $10,000
  • Auction End: Mar 25, 2024 09:43:00PM UTC
  • Number of Offers: 1
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  • Offer from ebehne 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Sold for $10,000

  • $10,000 offer from ebehne 2 monthsago

    Offer in the amount of $10,000

  • Robertdryft 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $6,250

  • NatePerry1126 (seller) 2 monthsago

    I've posted all of the service records from the 3 years it has been with the current owner. When this was purchased from the dealer back in 2021, nothing in terms of past service records were included.

  • NatePerry1126 (seller) 2 monthsago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • NatePerry1126 (seller) 2 monthsago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • NatePerry1126 (seller) 2 monthsago

    Thanks nate2046, this does seem to be the case here. ebehne- Although there was no DELPHI gray tag and the factory sticker was nearly impossible to read - I did confirm that this is a CIS car and that the wiring harness is original (perhaps the date code is 31291). I am assured by my mechanic (who has a '92 and '95 300se- he had to replace the '95's harness) that the wiring is not at risk of biodegrading on this car. I will add a couple more pics I took while under the hood this morning.

  • nate2046 2 monthsago

    The early 90-92 cars with CIS don’t have the biodegradable wiring harnesses. That came with the LH-Jetronic in ‘93.

  • ebehne 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $6,000

  • ebehne (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    Ok thank you. The harnesses should have date codes on them, top harness tag is likely visible under the plastic engine cover. Much appreciated.

    Are there any other maintenance records outside of the car fax? Thanks!

  • NatePerry1126 (seller) 2 monthsago

    I wanted to note that we sent the all of the hydraulic cylinders to Top Hydraulics in Florence, OR for the rebuild.

  • NatePerry1126 (seller) 2 monthsago

    ebehne, I looked through the service records and found no indication that the engine wiring harness had been touched. I can only say with certainty that the harness predates current ownership of 3 years.
    As for the clearcoat, it is certainly early stage and isolated spots, all I could find are in the images. I may be misdiagnosing it? Suffice to say, any imperfection in the paint or clear coat is pictured in the listing.

  • ebehne (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    Also any detailed photos of the clear coat failure would be appreciated

  • NatePerry1126 (seller) 2 monthsago

    Let me see if I have anything to indicate the age of the harnesses, ebehne. I'll get back to you.

  • ebehne (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    Can you comment on the age of the engine wiring harnesses?

  • NatePerry1126 (seller) 2 monthsago

    Thanks for bidding!
    Please let me know if I can try and answer any questions that come up.

  • N883JJ 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

43k-Mile 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
Final offer: $10,000 Offer Accepted
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