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1990 MB 500sl - 73k - Restored $7500 in NJ

I have decided to sell my 1990 Mercedes 500sl Convertible.

I bought this car in not the best of conditions as a project. Over the last year it has undergone an extensive restoration process, and is now 95% perfect.

The car has 73k miles on it, and currently needs nothing mechanically. Everything works, no leaks, ICE COLD A/C, warm heat, all the power options work. Power top operates flawlessly, and there are none of the typical hydraulic fluid leaks from these top mechanisms.

The only reason I have decided to sell this car is that I currently have four cars, and do not have the proper storage space to keep it garaged (without leaving a 40k car outside). It is currently garaged. I just don’t drive it much.
Currently the car is registered and insured with collector car insurance through American Collectors Group, and has been appraised at 10k. This collector car insurance allows you to drive 5k miles a year (I have driven the car less than 1000) and only costs $212 per year, however you do have to have another car as a daily driver in order to qualify for this insurance. I can set you up with this insurance.

I’m sure I’m forgetting a few things but here’s the basics:

Power Windows / Locks – Dual Airbags (Yes in 1990!)

Brand New (less than 600 miles) BFG tires on Real OEM ///AMG wheels with the proper 129 part # designed for these cars.

Brand new Upholstery

Headlights upgraded to HID

New period correct Sony CD / MP3 player – Professionally installed top of the line audio system. Boston Acoustics 3 Way Proseries 6.5/ 4 / tweeter component set. Soundstream Rubicon 502 amplifier.

Good convertible top (has one tiny repair). Car DOES NOT leak. Even through a carwash, you may get a couple drops in at the corner but I have NO issue running it through.

New OEM MB windscreen with storage carpet

Extremely Rare 2000+ model OEM dual cupholder center console insert.

Original Metal hardtop with glass windows, complete with storage cart and cover.

If there were to be a flaw that would stop this from being a 100% car, it’s the paint. It’s great for 21 year old paint, and I’m sure that a professional with a buffer and some time could make it completely gleam (see the hardtop section in the blog) – I had my neighbor buff out the top.

I have documented Most of the restoration online in a blog. If you have a moment, take a look and you will see all the work that went into this car.

Have a look and it will explain the car in much more detail.

R129 500sl Restoration

I’m asking $7500 FIRM for a quick sale. The car is WELL worth more than that. But I need it gone.

Please feel free to email me at geoandroulakis@gmail.com OR Call / Text Six 09 Nine 46 Nine 306.

Thanks for looking!

1990 500sl - "Baby M"
Light restoration project - Summer toy - read the saga here: http://90r129.blogspot.com/
04 E500 - Daily driver - 18" AMG's.
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