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Joes S500

I bought this S500 sight unseen, I should have it within a week.

The Bad:
AC is not working.
Faded paint.
Scratches on front and rear bars.
17" W211 rims with undersized for a W140 tires.
Shit front grille.
Centre console wood lacquer peeling.
No rego.
Looks a touch rough here and there in the pics.

The Good:
September build MY96 with 722.6 trans & updated ignition system.
Black interior.
I like the dark grey colour, not quite black but...
Looks relatively unmolested, but who knows haha.
I got it for a good price.

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Hope you got a bargain there Joe . That paint looks like she just needs a good Buffing up . Airbag is not original .
I have the moonroof glass thank you ,lol.
I will inspect it close up when you get it hopefully (watch that moonroof doesn't disappear magically ) .
And now you got three again ,which one is for wrecking ,the S600 ,lol.
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No more wrecking! however I will pick the best of both black leather interior parts for the 600.

Definitely a fair few things need sorting out on this car and no doubt plenty of surprises to be had. With the bad AC it's even possible it needs an evaporator job!
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Bored at work tonight so here is the option list and other info:

Delivery Date: 07 09 1995
Order number: 0 5 901 12550 (Destination: Australia)
721U Onyx Grey metallic paint
261A Black leather interior

241 left front seat electrically adjustable with memory feature
242 right front seat electrically adjustable with memory feature
249 automatically dipping inside rear view mirror
284 gearshift in wooden/leather combination
340 additional 3rd stop lamp
341 additional turn signal lamps
414 electric tilting/sliding roof in glass version
441 steering column electrically adjustable
501 outside rear view mirror with memory feature
524 paint coat preservation
613 head-lamp unit asymmetrically for left-hand traffic
625 Australia version
652 light alloy rims 8-hole
668 packing for transport
731 wood trim burred walnut root
806 model year 96
810 sound package Bose
883 servo locking system for doors and trunk lid
987 battery cut-off switch for vehicles to be shipped
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Joe,

You are a crazy man...

Joe got a beater S500.

It looks like a EURO-Spec car with the 92 center arm rest, the VIN tag style, no Carbon Scrubber Button on climate control(nearly all S500 have this feature) as I have seen one 96 with the same 92(only that year) arm rest..

Looks like no rear Hydraulic Shocks- missing reservoir

A/C may be a can short to kick the compressor on

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My guess for the AC is that it is just out of rc gas , since it is pretty expensive to refill that gas here ,depends where one takes the car to do the refill but ranges from $150 to $300, a lot of owners just ignore it , specially on a neglected car , I refilled mine twice in a year & don't even turn the ac on ever except sometimes just to re-circle the gas a bit ,just makes me feel better knowing the gas is full lol .
Also some owners knowing that when you turn the AC on , the engine temp jumps to over a 100c so that results in a complete neglect for the air condition maintenance .
I give Joe a few month if not weeks before we see this car like new or close to it , what am I saying ,a couple of days probably ,lol.
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Consider start doing a smaller collection now .

Mercedes Benz S 600 S Class W140 1991 98 Silver Metallic 1 18 Norev | eBay

Mercedes Benz S500 W140 Year 1994 98 Azurite Blue 1 18 Norev | eBay

If those two above are to cheap for you ,take this one instead .
Norev Mercedes Benz S600 W140 White 1 18 Almost Sold OUT Last ONE | eBay
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Chris I have that much on and I don't know what will need fixing so it may take a while before this beast is tailgating and pushing cars out of the way in the fastlane.

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You are a crazy man...

Joe got a beater S500.

It looks like a EURO-Spec car with the 92 center arm rest, the VIN tag style, no Carbon Scrubber Button on climate control(nearly all S500 have this feature) as I have seen one 96 with the same 92(only that year) arm rest..

Looks like no rear Hydraulic Shocks- missing reservoir

A/C may be a can short to kick the compressor on

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Yeah I think Australian delivered cars are quite spartan compared to USA delivered cars.
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Chris I have that much on and I don't know what will need fixing so it may take a while before this beast is tailgating and pushing cars out of the way in the fastlane.

Yeah I think Australian delivered cars are quite spartan compared to USA delivered cars.
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah , I belive you . I cant understand why one of my Lemon trees is producing oranges lately ,mmh , must be the Chilly plants next to it ,lol.
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Ballsy Purchase

I gotta admire someone who is willing to take on such a project. So many "enthusiasts" would run away from a vehicle that needs so many known issues addressed.

Good luck with the rebuild, Joe!
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