This 1992 500SE is finished in Black Pearl Metallic (199) over Black (261) leather interior and shows only 37,026 KMs (23k miles) on the odometer. Powered by a 5.0 litre M119 engine, this low-mile example was acquired by the selling dealer in June of 2020 and subsequently imported to the United States from Japan. The car has since been registered and titled in the United States and is sold with a clean Florida title and a clean Carfax report. A little over 1,250 miles have been added by the seller and the car is now regularly driven. Recent service includes new rear window regulators, a fresh set of Kumho Solus tires and an oil/fluid service. This former flagship sedan is offered with all factory literature, OEM accessories and service records from Japan.
The Blue-Black Metallic (199) exterior is accented with matte Gray lower cladding on all four doors and the front and rear bumpers. Notable features include a power sunroof, power (reverse) marker pole antennas, and OEM Euro-only 16″ fifteen-hole alloy wheels wrapped in new 235/60 R16 Kumho Solus tires. A set of Euro dark amber marker lights and corner markers adorn the fenders where seller notes a light scratch on the front left and prior paintwork on the right front fender. All panels are said to align evenly with no abnormalities.
The original Black leather (261) trimmed cabin features burled walnut trim on the doors, center console and dash panel. Notable interior options on this W140 include power adjustable and heated front seats, dual zone climate control, and rear passenger vanity mirrors. The car retains its original Becker Mexico 2000 head unit paired to a trunk-mounted Becker Silverstone CD changer, however, the seller states that head unit is currently inoperable. The car has reportedly been in regular use by the seller since his acquisition and he states that the mileage will likely increase slightly by the time the car is sold.
This 500SE is powered by a M119 V8 rated at 315 horsepower and 347 ft-lb of torque mated to a 4G-Tronic 722.3 transmission. Seller notes that the car has extensive japanese service records included in the sale, as well as original documentation and all three original keys. This example has undergone extensive preventative corrosion undercoating on key suspension components prior to his ownership and, as a result, the seller notes that the car is completely rust-free. Photos of the underbody are viewable in the gallery.
Seller-provided videos feature footage of the car driving as well as a video-tour of the vehicle's engine bay. A series of japanese maintenance records will accompany the car in the sale along with all original keys, a set of OEM spare bulbs, and other various books and accessories. This car is being offered in Florida with a clean Florida title and clean Carfax report.
The W140 has long been regarded as the last of the "bank vault" build quality Mercedes-Benzes. That being said the era of over designed cars from the 70’s 80’s and 90’s have amassed an enthusiastic following among true Mercedes fanatics who struggle to find even modern cars that can compare in build quality. Mercedes internal research and development teams were rumored to be given carte blanche during the development of these cars and it shows. Exterior styling is reminiscent of late 80’s styling combined with cutting edge technology and a fresh perspective intended to welcome the 90’s with open arms and minds. All that with a door thud to rival the vault at Tiffany and Co. in Manhattan. We love this car for every detail from the short wheelbase spec to the thorough Japanese history, this remarkably low mileage 500SE is sure to provide as much enjoyment as a W140 can muster.
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