1992 Mercedes- Benz SL500


This 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL shows 76k miles from new and features a 322hp 5.0-liter M119 V8 paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. The car was acquired by the seller in 2014 from the second owner, who had owned the car since 2007. Records are limited to work performed by the seller but include an extensive amount of maintenance including a new serpentine belt, rebuilt alternator, new Bilstein suspension, new transmission and motor mounts, rebuilt cylinders for the electro-hydraulic power top, and more detailed below. This example remains in stock mechanical condition and is offered by the seller with the factory books and manuals, tools, a current Pennsylvania State inspection sticker, and a clean Pennsylvania title.

Trimmed in Java leather, the cabin remains well-preserved with good carpets, upholstery and surfaces. Noted imperfections include a nick on the tonneau cover, worn wood veneers on the driver’s door-mounted seat controls, a popped out map light, and broken hinges on the sun visor mirror covers. Apart from an inoperative outdoor temperature readout and power headrests, all power accessories and controls are described as functional, including the recently repaired central locking functions. Mileage is shown at 76,440 miles.

The 5.0-liter M119 V8 remains unmodified and is paired to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Though records are non-existent from previous ownership, the seller has performed thorough maintenance over the last 3 years to include:

  • New serpentine belt
  • New spark plugs
  • New overvoltage relay
  • New battery
  • Replacement of all vacuum hoses
  • New air intake hoses and fittings at the intake manifold
  • New idler air control valve
  • New fuel injector seals
  • Cleaned fuel injectors
  • New ignition coil
  • Alternator rebuilt with new bearings, brushes, and regulator
  • New transmission and motor mounts
  • New Bilstein struts and shocks
  • New center link and steering shock
  • Full fluid and filter change