1 owner with 87,000 miles but in below average, non-operating condition.

  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • SubModel: - 500SL W129 Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: - 500SL W129 Convertible
  • Year: 1990
  • Mileage: 87,000
  • VIN: WDBFA66E6LF013543
  • Color: Diamond Schwartz (Metallic black)
  • Engine size: 5.0 litre Mercedes V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Not sure what works and what does not, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Safety options: Not sure what works and what does not, Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States



500 SL



1 owner from new but in below average condition!

This is a Mercedes 500SL finished in Diamond Schwartz (metallic black) with black leather interior. This car was taken in by us as part of a "job-lot" of some 25 cars and is being offered for sale "as-is".

This is a true no reserve auction where the highest
bidder wins at whatever the price!

This is a 1 owner Canadian car its whole life that has sat in storage for at least the last 5 years. It was used as a summer car that has travelled
87,000 miles (showing 140,000 klmson the metric speedometer). We are not sure why it was neglected to this state.

She is of
below average presentation. We have done no service to her at all and she is currently not running. She does fire up with starter fluid but does not run on her own steam. Compression was checked and all is good there. It appears to have a new fuel pump fitted. I suspect the car to have a fuel distributor/injector issue.

The body is straight but the hood and trunk are nicely faded. You may be able to wet-sand, buff and polish but not sure. The rest of the paint is average to good.

The interior is reasonably nice but the leather is hard and the passenger seat is knackered. It looks like something was spilled or water got in and rotted
the leather. What a shame. The wood inside, on the other handis quite nice and there are no cracks in the dash or door panels.

There is no hard-top and only the soft-top and there is no spare or tools.

Mechanically, otherwise, we cannot comment as we have not driven the car. Under the hood is surprisingly clean for a car that looks to have been not well maintained. The same with the trunk.

Not much more can be said but to take a close look at the many photos. This car could be a nice summer driver for someone "Mercedes minded" who could put in a bit of effort to bring her back to life.
This is all we know about the car so it is being sold strictly on an "AS-IS" basis with no warranties or guarantees.

The car is not our cup of tea so being sold as a true NO RESERVE auction, so highest bidder wins. If you wish to contact us with an offer, we are happy to discuss. The car is advertised locally so don't wait until auction end to bid as the listing might get cancelled
early if a decent offer is received.

Plenty of pictures to review below and at the photo link.

~~Park-Ward Motors is America's leading classic Rolls-Royce restorer and seller world-wide. As we do with all our Rolls-Royces, normally every car offered for sale is fully work-shopped and anything needing doing is attended to. This is done within our 25,000 sqft facilities by trained English car mechanics. As this example is NOT considered a classic, we will NOT be doing so and the car is being sold strictly AS-IS with absolutely no guarantees or warranties. We simply have no time for it and no inclination. So if you are unsure about the car, come and inspect it, have it inspected or simply do not bid. We have a stellar feedback and do not want it marred as a result of the sale of a no reserve sale of a not-so-classic cheap Benz.~~

Please see additional photos at the link below.

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**PLEASE read auction terms and conditions below BEFORE bidding.**


This Mercedes is part of a private collection. Although licensed and bonded, I am not a main-stream retail car dealer or broker; I am a professional car collector of some 35 years with considerable experience and knowledge of British cars. I have a long standing reputation being associated with the Rolls-Royce marque which I take seriously. I take pride in my cars and have fun in collecting and restoring them. However, auctions are not a game so when you place a bid or offer, and you are the winning bidder, please understand you have entered a binding contract. You cannot bid and win the auction and expect not to meet the terms and conditions. Bidding and/or winning does not mean you are expecting me to “hold” the car until you have the opportunity to inspect it. Any inspection contemplated should be undertaken BEFORE you bid or make an offer and I openly welcome any potential buyer to come and personally inspect the car. Once you bid or make an offer, you are doing so to buy WITHOUT conditions. Your bid can not be subject to anything. A $1000.00 deposit (non-refundable) is required within 24 hours of the close of the auction and payable by PayPal. The balance of funds are required within 7 days of the close of the auction and must be provided by cashier’s check or bank wire. I cannot accept PayPal for the balance unless you are willing to meet the cost of transfer fees. Full payment must be made (and payments cleared) before the title and/or the vehicle is released. All payments are non-refundable. Payments as described above form an important part of this purchase contract and so, if all the funds are not received as outlined above, I reserve the right to terminate the transaction without notice. If there has been any deposit or other part payments received and I elect to terminate the contract, I reserve the right to keep any such deposits or payments and resell the vehicle to another bidder or interested party or re-list the vehicle at any time. To be clear, if you change your mind for ANY reason and do not complete the transaction in the time-frame required, you will forfeit your deposit. I am happy to assist with shipping arrangements on a national and worldwide basis but the winning bidder takes full responsibility for pickup and/or shipping and at his cost.

This all said, below are the terms & conditions of the sale:

The vehicle is being sold "as-is/where-is" with no warranty expressed, written or implied. Any descriptions or representations are made with reasonable judgment and all efforts are made to ensure fair assessment and accuracy but they are for descriptive and identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. The seller shall not be responsible for errors in description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. If any aspect of the description contradicts what can be seen in the photos, then the photos shall prevail as the reference point. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, unforeseen imperfection, defect or damage. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have satisfied himself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects at the buyer’s request prior to the close of the auction. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any written or oral statements about the vehicle. Being a classic car in excess of 10 years of age, in most US states, the mileage may be recorded as “exempt”. In this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown. I can hold the vehicle up to 30 days while you arrange shipping but you must immediately insure it. I will not bear any responsibility for any additional costs including storage, transportation, or repair after the close of the auction. Whereas I am happy to store the car in excess of 30 days from auction end, a cost of $35 per day shall apply beyond 30 days of auction end.


I am sorry if these terms seem harsh but there seem to be some very unrealistic buyers out there - fortunately, only few of these people exist but those that do can make life difficult, so it appears EVERYTHING needs to spelled out. Very simply put, this is an old car being offered for sale. It is not new and is subject to the perils of age. Further, Mercedes are not without nuances, idiosyncrasies and they are renown for a host of design issues which can make them not inexpensive to maintain. So, please respect the terms and conditions when you bid.