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1992 400SE, Armored/Bulletproof

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Well, I drove 2hrs to see this car anyway, and I get there and am informed that it indeed has the afformentiond upgrades.
Considering that I thought the price was a great deal anyway, I was very pleased with this information.
I am curious though, I haven't found any information suggesting this was an option at this time, but was told the original owner (2nd owner now) had it armored from the factory.
Out of curiosity, has anyone seen many of these? Or this option available back then?
Also, the car has about 97k, AC works but hasn't had the usual things go wrong yet (condenser is it?), vacuum assist is fine, which seems to be the most common issues if I'm not mistaken.
Brakes and rotors have all been recently replaced and rubber has <3k (miles) on them.
Anyway, all in all this car is beautiful and always maintained by MB. Am I mistaken or is a price <$17,00 quite reasonable?
Thanks for any input.

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Sounds like a good price,

Espiecially with those upgrades. Looks just like my '93 300SE, except I have it on 18 Carlsson 1/6 Evo Diamond Editions. My interior is saddle leather. Great, except it shows dirt better.
 

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Nice car.
Make sure its a V8, as the hood air vents near the vipers cant be seen.

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Nice car.
Make sure its a V8, as the hood air vents near the vipers cant be seen.

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Okay,now get a .44 mag and shoot at it to see if it works. [:D] J/K. Yeah, if it's bullet...

Okay,now get a .44 mag and shoot at it to see if it works. [:D] J/K. Yeah, if it's bulletproof, it would be more heavier then stock. So, you'd need a V8 or V12 to power it. Nice car though. Enjoy.
 

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Re: Nice car.Make sure its a V8, as the hood air vents near the vipers cant be seen.///S

as the hood air vents near the vipers cant be seen.

///S320
What do you mean by that? It is a V8, but do they usually have some sort of hood vents?
 

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If my momery is right, it should be a S500 protective model. Good choice, no worry about ...

If my momery is right, it should be a S500 protective model. Good choice, no worry about carjacking. Good luck.
 

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Re: Re: Nice car.Make sure its a V8, as the hood air vents near the vipers cant be seen.///S

What do you mean by that? It is a V8, but do they usually have some sort of hood vents?
Yup. V8s have hood vents. I6's in America dont. Besides, Armoured cars started coming in i think 93 AND they were 5.0 V8 or 6.0 V12. Your car's interior has absolutely no "enhanced" features either. Looks just like a 300SE

I could be wrong, but have never seen a 4.2 armoured vehicle. It could be that its built armoured by a different security comapny other than benz.

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I've seen people list these cars on Ebay as being bullet proof because they have never s...

I've seen people list these cars on Ebay as being bullet proof because they have never seen the thicker insulated glass and think this is armor!!
 

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Re: I've seen people list these cars on Ebay as being bullet proof because they have never s

I've seen people list these cars on Ebay as being bullet proof because they have never seen the thicker insulated glass and think this is armor!!
Very true Chuck. I was stopped at a traffic light few days back and a guy said, "hey that glass is bulletproof" I was like "no"

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As was stated earlier, an aftermarketer could have converted. There are several companies ...

As was stated earlier, an aftermarketer could have converted. There are several companies out there that would bullet-proof a sky blue AMC Pacer if you pay them to. And the VIN wouldn't reflect that. That or the original guy just didn't know what he was talking about.
 

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IMO, if it is indeed armoured, I think it was probably done aftermarket.
I've never had o...


IMO, if it is indeed armoured, I think it was probably done aftermarket.
I've never had one before so, although the glass does look think, it didn't really look like bullet-proof glass/lexan/etc...
Of course I couldn't check in the body panels for the stated "Kevlar paneling". I haven't purchased the car yet as I am trying not to be impulsive. We are going to take it to the local MB dealer this week and get the whole low-down on the maintenance history, I can surely find out then if the car is really armoured and if it is, whether or not it is factory.
Here is a pic of the passenger glass, does it look stock?
 

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Hey S320--you should have said "Yes it is!" You never know if he was a carjacker!! I don...

Hey S320--you should have said "Yes it is!" You never know if he was a carjacker!! I don't usually wory about my car being stolen as it would stand out like a sore thumb. I don't even lock it in Detroit.
 

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Re: Hey S320--you should have said

Hey S320--you should have said "Yes it is!" You never know if he was a carjacker!! I don't usually wory about my car being stolen as it would stand out like a sore thumb. I don't even lock it in Detroit.
I think you are right.. i should be careful next time. Anyhow, what series is your car? i cant see it in your profile ..

Also, i thought that detroit had some real "crime rate" .. is it not?

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Detroit is pretty laid back--we all just get along. I've got two 560 SELs and a 92 500SE...

Detroit is pretty laid back--we all just get along. I've got two 560 SELs and a 92 500SEL I recently bought from California.
 
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