For Sale: 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, formerly known as Sonderklasse, (German for "special class", abbreviated as "S-Klasse''), is a series of full size luxury sedan, limousines, and armored sedans produced by the Mercedes Benz, a division of German company Daimler AG. The S-Class is the designation for top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz models and was officially introduced in 1972 with the W116, and has remained in use ever since. The S-Class is the flagship vehicle for Mercedes-Benz. The S-Class has debuted many of the company's latest innovations, including drivetrain technologies, interior features, and safety systems (such as the first seatbelt pretensioners and airbags). The S-Class has ranked as the world's best-selling luxury sedan.

For consignment, a 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL that is a gray market vehicle. This luxury sedan was imported after the fact as a German built car, owned in Germany, then imported stateside after that. Finished in Brown Metallic with a rarely seen stateside brown velour interior. This was imported around the year 2000 to Washington, then went to South Dakota before making its way to the East coast and gracing our Hallowed Halls. Equipped with the Webasto heater, which is a gasoline heater for when the car is not running, usually set with a timer or remote, we present to you a luxury sedan with all the bells and whistles that weren't available in the US.

Exterior
Achtung!!!! Presenting an all-original car with that thick German steel and innovative construction we have what was the ultimate sedan of the time. All bathed in Brown Metallic, with no rust, a few chips on the sides, nicely minded gaps, and straight steel, a shiny grille and surround, wipers for the head lighting, and a darker gray tone for the bumpers and rockers along with the lower parts of the car. On top is a sunroof, which leads rearward to a long trunk deck and room for all the passenger's belongings. On the back are the ribbed tail lighting and MB has a method to their madness with this design. It's self cleaning! Tinted glass and trimmings surrounding it are all very good and nice and shiny. From the tri-pointed star atop the front cowl to the large badge on the center of the trunk, this is truly a beautifully preserved original example.

Interior
Machen Sie es sich bequem...brown plastic and vinyl combined with some brown broadcloth inserts with horizontal stitching. A German walnut burl veneer is nicely lacquered and houses the seat adjuster, and door handle. Moving to the passenger compartment, we see 2 pristine brown heated velour buckets with dark brown ribbed bolsters and stitched tuck and roll inserts, along with a convenient headrest. In back is a passenger bench stretching from side to side, and a thickly padded armrest can be folded down between the buckets. The center console presents in brown and has a burl insert for the shifter lever housing surround. Various control toggles for the heated seats, power windows, and the Webasto heater to name a few are located here and within the riser, also in burl, that houses the aftermarket Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo and climate control dials and knobs. Above and below on the dash are brown vinyl panels and in-between is a burl accenting strip running from door to door. The instrument cluster is nice and clean, and mileage shows as 166,183 original documented miles. Above the headliner is a nice tan and wonderful thick pile carpeting that is very clean and well cared for.

Drivetrain
Leistungsstark und zuverl�ssig...under the hood stuffed into the clean and slightly patina engine bay is a 5.0 liter SOHC V8. It is fed by EFI and produces a nice 228hp. A 4-speed automatic transmission is on back, and the rear axle weighs in at a gas saving 2.24 ratio.

Undercarriage
Kompetentes engineering...with only road dirt on top of formerly undercoated stamped steel is noted underneath. All structurally solid with no rust, a virtually new tailpipe and muffler, and plenty of ground effects smooth panels. Independent coil springs provide the suspension for all 4 corners, and power disc brakes are also showing up on all 4's. All nicely preserved with some slight corrosion on aluminum parts beneath. New brake pads all around, front shocks, and front tie rods are noted.

Drive-Ability
Luxuri�ses Fahren...ahhh to live large and enjoy the spoils of the wealthy, and now all with the passage of time within your reach, this car drove and performed beautifully. Behind the wheel I felt like a master villian in a 80's spy flick racing through the streets of a small village on my way to set my master plan into action. A few frowns were noted on my drive, the headlight wipers didn't wipe, the sunroof opened but did not close and as per our consignor the Webasto heater has been disconnected but is still complete.

Mach weiter, lebe gro� in this true German built piece of 80's luxury. Well maintained but not without its flaws, you can be the only one on your block with a cloth interiored, Benz produced and used in the Motherland. Beeilen Sie sich, this gray market beauty won't last!

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL
  • Listing ID: CC-1574081
  • Price: $14,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1983
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:500SEL
  • Exterior Color:Metallic Brown
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:166182
  • Stock Number:3731
  • VIN:WDB12603712027593

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