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1992 Mercedes 500sl Beautiful Condition, Perfect Color Combo, Wow! on 2040-cars

Year:1992 Mileage:100211

Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Palm Beach, Florida, United States

 Here is a great chance to buy a well maintained 1992 500SL.  These cars are becoming harder and harder to find in good condition because people don't want to spend the money to fix them properly.  The R129 SL built from 1990-2002 is by far the best built and most usuable, comfortable and safe SL ever built.  Unlike the wonderful R107 SL which it replaced, the R129 is modern and fresh and can be used as an everyday driver, not just a toy like the R107.  The seats are very comfortable and incoporate the seatbelts into the seat.  In the unlikely event of a rollever an rollbar automatically deploys if it detects a wheel that has left the pavement, making this car very safe, and in a rollover, a survivable accident.  The rollbar can be electrically raised as well.  

The best feature about the R129 is that it was the first Mercedes SL to have an automatic top.  The previous R107 was manual and people rarely bothered to put them down because of this.  The R129 is well insulated and at highway speeds is still quiet.  Every R129 SL has 10 hydraulic cylinders that work the top and one that works the Rollbar.  Hydraulics at somepoint in their lifespan will leak.  And they all do and then need to be rebuilt or replaced.  The parts alone are around $3500 plus labor.  Everyone of the cylinders has been professionally rebuilt with new seals and the entire hyraulic system flushed with new fluid.  So the top works flawlessly and you can expect many years of use from this top with no problems.

Another weakness on R129 SL's are plastic trim pieces that break, as in rearview mirrors which are electric and dome lights and they can cost a fortune.  Hence people letting these cars deteriorate and eventually junked.  The 500SL is the most reliable of all the R129.  It has a reliable 4 spd automatic transmission.  The 300SL 6 cyl cars came with a 5spd manual or 5spd automatic and the automatics were extremely unlreliable and difficult to rebuild or even at this point to find a replacement.  They were also prone to expensive headgasket leaks.  The 600SL was a complete overkill.  Beautifully crafted on the interior with leather on every surface,  but cursed with a adaptive suspension which lowered or raised the car depending on speed.  Usually failing and ripping the front bumper when parked.  All Mercedes built between 1993-to early 1996 have wiring harness problems, and must be checked or you will be in for a devasting repair bill.  When it comes to a R129 its best to do your research or you can have a car that can go from love to hate quickly.

This car has a beautiful interior with soft leather,  a VDO CD radio and and aux imput for plugging it in to your phone for music. 

The car has four brand new tires and is ready to go anywhere.   Please keep in mind this car is 22 years old. It is not new  do not expect a car at this price to be new.  I have tried to describe it as accurately as possible,  I encourage anyone to come and test drive and you will instantly fall in love.   Please call Michael with any further questions.

On Sep-09-14 at 06:19:15 PDT, seller added the following information:

Michael 561.801.2668

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