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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-19-2008, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Post FS: Front Grille R129 SL500 1999 $100

(Once the grille is sold, I will remove or update this ad.
So if you are reading this, it is still available.)

This used grille (MB part # A 129 880 02 85 ) was on the 1999 SL 500 when it rear-ended a taxi, and the center star cracked.

The owner is a perfectionist, so he went to a dealer and bought a new one, costing $949 (over $1,000 with tax!). I helped him put it on, and he asked me to sell the old one.
As the photos below show, it is not perfect, but still usable, although the center star has cracked in half, some of the slats have bent downwards towards the star (see the 3rd and 4th slats on the right) and one of the 6 mounting holes sheared off (not significant- it stays on fine with only 5 screws).

So if your grille is more heavily damaged than this one, and you'd rather not pay over $1,000 for a new one, you can get this one and once the star is glued (or just the center star is replaced or swapped), this grille may improve the look, and you'll have saved over $900!
Three pics are posted here. Let me know if you have any questions.
email me at: socalpery@aol.com
You will get faster answers if you use that email address.
(Expect a much longer wait if you PM or post in this thread.)

Once the grille is sold, I will remove or update this ad.
So if you are reading this, it is available.

Located in LA, near Beverly and Fairfax blvds (near the Beverly Center and The Grove).
Or I can ship anywhere (charges will be extra).
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GRILLE has been SOLD

Well, I promised to edit my original post once I sold the grille, so I just tried to do so.

But even though vBulletin says "You may edit your posts", I've looked all over for an option to allow me to do so, and I can't see any!

Apparently, after a certain amount of time elapses, you're no longer able to edit (or delete) posts, and I guess after 3 1/2 years, I've passed the cut-off point!

Anyway, my patience paid off and I found a buyer - the grille has found a new home!
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