This R129 sold for $13,000 on 3/6/22. Looks like it was a decent deal!
We made it to March and for some areas of the country, sSpring is in the air. For those who don’t have winter, congratulations: I envy you. That means that our cars are beginning to see the light of day and we are heading into buying and selling season as we prepare for driving again, and for some, that might be looking for a convertible. The easiest and one of the most cost-effective ways is to grab a Mercedes-Benz SL-Class as you basically have your pick from every budget level. In terms of bang for buck, the R129 is the way up there, and today’s car is something you don’t see everyday.
This Euro-spec 1992 500SL up for sale in San Diego has a little different look if you might have noticed. That is because it is wearing the handsome AMG body kit as well as some cool white AMG gauges. Don’t get too excited, as there isn’t a punched-out 6.0-liter under the hood, but rather the standard 5.0-liter M119 V8 we all know and love. Still, this one might be worth it.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL on eBay
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 62,621 km (38,910 mi)
Location: San Diego, California
Price: No Reserve Auction
1992 Mercedes Benz 500SLAMG
· Clean CA title
· Clean Carfax
· Rust free
· All original AMG package
· Very rare original kinder rear seats
· AMG speedometer
· Soft top functions perfectly, hydraulics recently rebuilt ($2500)
· Original soft top
· New suede headliner
· Hardtop included
· All electronics works
· Original 18″ AMG rims
· 62,859 documented miles (62,859 KM)
· Recently serviced
· Original books
· Original glass
· Original paint (astral silver)
· Original Black interior
· Located in San Diego, CA
This is a great and very rare 500SL. Equipped with the very desirable AMG package, this particular car is sportier and and unique compared to other variants. This car runs and drives excellently with a recent service. The car handles and shifts extremely tight. Please do some research prior to bidding regarding the rarity of this example. It was one of the early post-merging AMG and Mercedes example. These are extremely rare with very little in existence. Selling “as is.” PPI is welcomed. Please reach out with any questions. The car is locally advertised and I can cancel the auction at any time.
Sadly this is far from a mint example as the body has a few scuffs and bruises, but it shouldn’t be too hard to clean up given how rare the kit is. The chrome AMG Monoblock wheels weren’t on this car to begin with and sourced somewhere down the line, and I don’t think they look “period correct” given this is the pre-facelift body and the offset isn’t right. Inside, you have the ultra-rare jump seats that are totally worthless and fully dangerous, but also a cool little touch you rarely see. Mileage is reportedly under 40,000, but I don’t trust that at all and would treat this one as a true mileage unknown.
I’m curious to see where this one lands. If it didn’t have the AMG bits, it’s probably somewhere in the low teens, but having that plus being a Euro-spec car? I think more than a few people will be after it. I don’t think it tops $20,000, but it is going to be a tough fight for it.