Mercedes 500SEL 1985 V8 For Sale
Description Mercedes 500SEL 1985 V8
Re-listed due to time waster & now advertised elsewhere. To be clear if you bid you are bidding to BUY, if your bid wins you have bought the item.
The car is now advertised elsewhere & may be removed at anytime. Also one of the rear tyres has gone flat, I've not had the time to investigate as have started new job. The V5 has not arrived, presumed missing in the post so a V62 is here for the new owner & I have lowered the price accordingly. Please note that the car will need to be transported by new owner.
I am happy for winning bidder to pay in full by paypal, or cash on collection but I will need the car collecting by Sunday 11th, as on holiday thereafter. ThanksThey don't make 'em like this anymore!This is the legendary Mercedes 500SEL, first registered on 24th October 1985 & having covered just 121792 miles. MOT expires May 2017.
I bought this car to tidy up & keep but I have just got a new job which comes with a company car & having already got 2 old Merc's on the drive my wife is threatening divorce at the thought of 4 cars so sadly the SEL will have to go.
The first thing that strikes you is the character of the car, I've had an SE which was wondeful but this really is something quite different & quite special. The more observant of you will see she has the wrong wheels on! I've tracked the right ones on ebay & you should be able to get a set for somewhere around £250 - £300. The good news she sits on three Michelin & 1 Avon tyre(s). The spare is ironically the correct alloy.
The interior features: 4 x Electric Windows (all work), Central Locking (works) with remote (not working - could be battery) The interior is tidy other than a rip / repair to the drivers door card, a couple of cigarette burns & the usual wear to the drivers seat bolster. Features include: electric seats, period sony radio cassette (not connected), air con, cruise and electric sunroof. Headlights have wash & wipe.
The exterior panels are all straight with no signs of rot. There are quite a few areas of surface rust which should clear up easily & the sunroof, boot lid & front passenger door need re-painting, as does the rear bumper. The chrome is in remarkably good condition, so too the glass. The car also has a tow hitch / electrics pack fitted - she could probably tow a tank!
She fires up first time and sounds incredible. There is a brake warning light on. I have driven the car briefly but would recommend that new owner tows the car away as I have not had chance to investigate.
Included with the car are 3 Mercedes workshop manuals:The V8 manual & Body & Chassis manuals Vol1 & Vol2. These are on ebay for up to £60 each and are invaluable.
Please note: I have only just purchased this car & am waiting for the supplying garage to supply the paperwork. I should have this resolved for the new owner.
I will need the car to be collected BEFORE 3rd September please as I will be away with new job for a week
Please email me with any questions & please no dreamers - this is a fantastic car but it needs a little work. Viewing welcome Evenings & Week End - just ask.
99p start - Have some fun & grab one of the all time greats for a bargain :)
As an aside - my other cars are a 1991 300CE & a beautiful 1997 SLK 230, I would listen to offers in excess of £6K for all three or would swap all 3 for a very good condition, low mileage 300SL - please email me