Stunning low mile 500SEL. Very clean, straight original presenting example.

1993 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 500 SEL

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: S-Class
SubModel: 500 SEL
Type: Sedan - long wheel base
Trim: Long wheel base
Year: 1993
Mileage: 86,500
VIN: WDBGA51E2PA091570
Color: Brilliant Silver
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: Rear wheel drive
Interior color: Grey leather
Safety: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Barrington, Illinois, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Sunroof, Leather Seats
Enquire

Description for Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1993

Mercedes 500 SEL 1992 5. 0l V8 330hp behemoth - in stunning condition! This is a very original Mercedes 500SEL for the W140 S-Class enthusiast finished in Brilliant silver metallic with the light grey leather interior and burl walnut wood finishes. This is the first of the series considered by my many as the "pure" version before Mercedes designers tried to "stream-line" the W140 in 1995 with modifications to the side mouldings. grill and tail-lamp assemblies. These early cars have the big bulky slab-sided appearance the designers intended to achieve before determining the market was looking for something lighter and less dominating on the eye. For the purist. it was this earlier styling that was preferred. What few people know. is the W140 chassis is the design platform upon which the Mercedes Maybach flagship was based. Many of the designs and components continuing with the Maybach is/was a big endorsement to the 140 design. This 500SEL is an extremely well maintained and regularly serviced example. with good original miles - 86. 00 highway miles. (If you were asked to guess mileage based on condition and appearance you would honestly guess only some 30. 00). The car has been gone over and all is in good shape including the engine wiring harnesses and the suspension. All recently serviced with oil. filter. tune-up. wheel balancing and alignment. The tyres are near new. She drives like a dream. fast and powerful. stops sure and no noisy bumps. rattles or clunks - everything like a 500 should drive. The exterior is in lovely condition. The body is straight with no dings or scrapes and the paint very shiny. consistent and lustrous. There are no signs of accident damage and the car top to bottom is completely rust free. The paint appears to be mostly factory original and there are some signs of light paint crazing on the sides. These are not "bad" and do not show easily. Wheels are in good condition with the alloys not faded or road damaged. There is no sand pitting to the windscreen. lights or front end. All turn signal and tail lamp lens are in perfect condition. The interior of the car is in beautiful presentation. The leather is soft and supple without tears rips or wear. It is in original good condition and has not been re-dyed. Carpets are clean and wear-free. Head-lining is the suede finish and is spot-free. There are no cracks to the dash or any part of the interior and there are no signs of sun-fading anywhere. All burl walnut wood finishes. non-sparingly used in the 500. are excellent without any cracks. veneer lifting or unsightly wear or aging of any kind. The car is from a non-smoking environment with all the ash-trays and lighters as new. The inside is simply in stunning condition and not far off a new car. The mount seen on the centre console was for a phone and is only 2-sided taped on. We have not tried to remove but believe with a bit of care. could be removed without any residual damage. Everything is operational in the car with no lights on in the dash (so common with the W140 series). Self closing doors & trunk and reverse masts operational. All electrics; front and rear electric seats. heated seats. electrically adjustable exterior and interior mirrors and electric windows all in good working order. Totally original. it still sports its factory issue spare wheel and tyre. This strong performing 500 behemoth is a real beauty - perhaps best appreciated by a W140 lover and enthusiast that can see just how unique condition this particular example is and how special the 500 is over lesser models in the class. A well cared for. original 500SEL. Special "good" points - reiterating the highlights (and the things that are normally a problem with W140 S classes): 1) Very well presenting paint all round with some slight crazing under close up inspection only. Body all very straight and the paint deep lustered with no unsightly dents or dings. 2) Interior very clean with leather in top condition. (no cracks or splits). Not re-dyed just well looked after. 3) All features and instruments working. Self-closing doors & trunk. lumbar. reverse masts. no warnings lights on dash. electric options (seats. windows. head rests. rear blinds) all doing as they should. 4) A very tidy. clean and original car all round that has a good Car-fax history. Not "tarted up" for sale. 5) This car drives very firm and tight and I would have no hesitation in driving it across the country. It is that good! The photos of this car say it all so take the time to have a look at the photo link below. If you have high speed internet. I highly recommend you use the “slideshow” feature. Click HERE to see additional photos! Interesting information on the W140 & 500SEL: Some new innovations for the W140 included: Double-paned soundproofed glass was a new S-Class innovation first fitted on the W140. This form of window glazing allowed for improved soundproofing. reduced condensation. and other insulation benefits. Electrically-operated exterior mirrors could be folded at the flick of a switch to ease driving in narrow spaces. 'Parameter steering' was a system which made low-speed driving easier by reducing the effort required to maneuver in speed-sensitive situations such as parking. Rear-parking markers. or guide rods. These rods extended from the rear corners of the trunk lid when in reverse. providing the driver with a guideline for rear maneuvers. In 1995. this system was replaced by the sonar-based Parktronic system which measured the distance of the bumpers to nearby obstacles. 12-way powered. heated front seats. with 3 setting memory functions and lumbar support. Windshield wipers w/heated washer system. Electrically-operated automatic-dimming inside rear-view mirror that tied into the seat and steering wheel memory. Heated exterior mirrors. Four-zone climate control on LWB models. Reclining and heated rear seats on LWB models. The climate control system can be set to operate for 20 minutes after the engine had been turned off. Rear passenger illuminated vanity mirrors. Self-Closing Doors and Trunk. Click HERE to see additional photos! This Mercedes is part of a private collection. I am not a broker or retail-style car dealer; although licensed. I am a professional car collector of some 30 years with considerable experience and knowledge of British and European Cars. I have a long standing reputation being associated with Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor cars which I take seriously. I take a lot of pride in my cars and have fun in collecting and restoring them. However. auctions are not a game so when you place a bid or offer. and you are the winning bidder. please understand you have entered a binding contract. You cannot bid and win the auction and expect not to meet the terms and conditions. Bidding and/or winning does not mean you are expecting me to “hold” the car until you have the opportunity to inspect it. Any inspection contemplated should be undertaken BEFORE you bid or make an offer and I openly welcome any potential buyer to come and personally inspect the car. Once you bid or make an offer. you are doing so to buy WITHOUT conditions. A $1000. 00 deposit (non-refundable) is required within 24 hours of the close of the auction and payable by PayPal. The balance of funds are required within 7 days of the close of the auction and must be provided by cashier’s check or bank wire. I cannot accept PayPal for the balance unless you are willing to meet the cost of transfer fees. Full payment must be made (and payments cleared) before the title and/or the vehicle is released. All payments are non-refundable. Payments as described above form an important part of this purchase contract and so. if all the funds are not received as outlined above. I reserve the right to terminate the transaction without notice. If there has been any deposit or other part payments received and I elect to terminate the contract. I reserve the right to keep any such deposits or payments and resell the vehicle to another bidder or interested party or re-list the vehicle at any time. I am happy to assist with shipping arrangements on a national and worldwide basis but the winning bidder takes full responsibility for pickup and/or shipping and at his cost. As a collector and experienced restorer of classic cars. I make every effort to bring my cars to a very high standard. Unless specifically stated. the car is not of show standard but of good quality "driver" condition. Please understand. the very nature of these classics is such that it is not always possible to attend to every single item. or perhaps I may have inadvertently overlooked an item. Please note. fitted radio/stereo systems are usually subject to upgrade by purchasers so I do not ensure operation of these. Further. a feature or function that is working perfectly one moment. may decide to play-up the next. After all. it is some 19 years old. For this reason it is necessary for the following condition: The vehicle is being sold "as-is/where-is" with no warranty expressed. written or implied. Any descriptions or representations are made with reasonable judgment and all efforts are made to ensure fair assessment and accuracy but they are for descriptive and identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. The seller shall not be responsible for errors in description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. unforeseen imperfection. defect or damage. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have satisfied himself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects at the buyer’s request prior to the close of the auction. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Being a classic car in excess of 10 years of age. in most US states. the mileage may be recorded as “exempt”. In this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown. I can hold the vehicle up to 30 days while you arrange shipping but you must immediately insure it. I will not bear any responsibility for any additional costs including storage. transportation. or repair after the close of the auction. Whereas I am happy to store the car in excess of 30 days from auction end. a cost of $35 per day shall apply beyond 30 days of auction end. PLEASE; IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS. nbsp;DO NOT BID AS. RESPECTFULLY. THERE CAN BE NO EXCEPTIONS. ~~oo00oo~~