Let me start off by saying I'm not at all an expert on these cars and I'll do my best to provide any assistance / as requested to provide more information about this car for anyone here that is seriously interested.
I'm selling this car for my father-in-law. He has owned the car for the majority of its life -- purchasing it from a friend in 1991 with 29 thousand miles on the clock.
This car has always been his "second" car, being garaged and babied its entire life. He always used mats over the mats. The interior is in fantastic condition for the age with no cracks, tears, and not even noticeable wear marks on the leather. The exterior is still very shiny with good paint. There are a couple of exterior blemishes -- one on the front bumper on the driver's side and one on the driver's side rear door -- scratch. Other than these two items the car is very clean for its age. It appears to still have the original windshield even.
As this car has obviously spent the majority of its life in the garage, I just invested a significant amount of money to have it inspected and a few repairs done for a new owner by a reputable independent Mercedes shop in the area to ensure the car is in solid mechanical condition. They replaced (and refilled) nitrogen cells that operate the rear suspension, installed a new tie rod end, balanced tires, made some repairs to the heating/cooling system, and polished the cam that had a noisy lifter. Of course a new valve cover gasket and fresh oil change came along with this.
All power equipment works as it should -- door locks, sunroof, cruise, power mirror, heated seats, dual tone horn, power seats, lights, etc., as far as I can tell. The car has an aftermarket stereo in it, but the face is missing from the unit so there is no usable stereo. So I cannot swear all is well with the stereo, but he said it worked fine prior to the face being stolen.
This car is not perfect, but it is very clean and after having it in the shop I feel as confident as I can about a 24 year old car for which I'm no expert. However, here are some things I want anyone that is considering this car to be aware of:
There is still a minor oil leak that is allowing a small drip of transmission fluid. The shop made me aware of this and they ranked this leak a "1 or 2 out of 10" in terms of oil leaks and assure me it wasn't absolutely necessary to be repaired and would not be of mechanical consequence.
When I first picked up the car from my father-in-law, there was a very noticeable and unsettling vibration. The shop balanced the wheels/tires, but I can still feel a mild vibration over 70 mph. It's very muted compared to before, but it is noticeable. I suspect the tires may be a bit "flat spotted" from all the sitting this car has done over the years and until the tires are replaced, this may be something that the owner will have to deal with.
The car has never been in any accident to my knowledge. I ran a Carfax on the car and it shows as clean as well. Trunk and hood both still have the original VIN stickers on them. I've taken a large number of pictures with a nice camera to be as through as possible. I do have more pictures and higher resolution if you need to see something specific.
$7,700 is my asking price. The car is located in Bentonville, Arkansas and I'd be happy to show the car. Please PM or email me for more information. email@example.com