Spider_Veloce bid $15,500
Very complimentary article in this months MBCA club magazine (The Star) on the R129 SL. Calls it "the first truly modern SL".
@Cwjackson2 and @Cpl8888 , in case it helps, here is an article on the Mercedes Medic .com website which discusses this issue: https://www.mercedesmedic.com/check-my-mercedes-benz-for-balance-shaft-issue-by-vin-m272273/.
According to this article, this problem was solved beginning with engine serial numbers that are higher than:
• M272 Engine Serial No. 2729..30 468993
• M273 Engine Serial No. 2739..30 088611
Also, FYI, you can enter the VIN number on the Lastvin.com website and get the engine number for any given Mercedes. According to Lastvin.com, the engine number for this car should be 27396830 255668, which would be in the safe range. But I will defer to the seller to confirm if this is the correct engine number.
Well, I can't blame the seller for his reserve. Wonderful Car.
@bbest129 Appreciate all of the information and responses that you have provided. It really helps when bidding long distance without being able to view the car. Can you also share the tire date codes which you referenced in one of your earlier responses? Many thanks
@Gasman (and any other interested observers) There is a great online resource for Mercedes sales brochures which is called ragtop.com. Assuming that theMBMarket allows me to share it, here is the web address for an electronic copy of the 2009 Mercedes S Class Sales brochure: https://ragtop.org/mbbrochures/2009/2009-S-Class.pdf
Note that this website seems to have an archive for 2001 through 2014 Mercedes sales brochures.
@bbest129 In case it helps, ABC means Active Body Control and this was standard on the S600. However, it was not available for the S550 4Matic. Also, Adaptive Cruise Control refers to what Mercedes called Distronic Cruise Control. This was also standard for the S600 and it was available as on option on the S550. Believe it or not, it used a mini radar system in the grille of the car to detect the distance to other cars in front of the Mercedes and to apply brakes if necessary to maintain a chosen following distance.
@bbest129 Wow, that is one immaculate underside. You must have really clean streets down there in Atlanta.
@bbest129 Thanks for sharing the service information. In fact, the Airmatic suspension and brakes are a couple of the maintenance items that I was wondering about since they tend to occur around this mileage/age. Any chance that you can add a copy of the VMI to your posting? That would be very helpful. Thanks
@bbest129 Beautiful car and it looks to be in great condition. I see from the CarFax that you have only owned the car for a couple of months. But do you have any information on the maintenance work which has been done on the car? (Not too many specifics in the CarFax.) Thanks,
@Wfr817 No kidding. Sounds like a great road trip. Perfect car for one.
@Wfr817 Congratulations. You won a great car, excellent condition and very well documented maintenance. Enjoy.
@tmb560 In case it helps, I think that you need to address your question to @thembmarket to get someone from the website to take a look at your bidding problem.
@mercedeswagon Thanks for the under carriage photos. FYI, I also took a closer look at the rest of your photos and I just wanted to mention that you may actually have a Mercedes OEM Bluetooth phone adapter installed in your car (if so, this a fairly rare and desirable option for the S211 wagons). Please see picture #62, which shows something installed in the storage compartment next to the drivers seat. I believe that this may be the Mercedes OEM adapter . You can check by turning on the car, and the COMAND screen and your cell phone and then at the top of the front of the adaptor is a circular button which has the Mercedes logo. If you press this button, a light next to it should flash and you should see a message either on the COMAND screen or on the phone which offers to pair to your phone. I have an earlier version of the Mercedes OEM Bluetooth adapter on my 2004 E320 wagon and it works perfectly with my I-Phone and also integrates with the COMAND screen and the voice communication feature which your car also appears to have. Again this is a beautiful car, and really well optioned. GLWTA.
@mercedeswagon Thanks for your response to my earlier question. Would it also be possible to add any pictures of the under carriage, in particular the front axle boots and the rear Airmatic shocks?
@mercedeswagon Beautiful Car, Excellent condition and great options. Can you also tell us whether your car has a Bluetooth phone option? Thanks
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