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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL
VIN: WDBFA61E2NF054701
CONVERTIBLE
3.0L I6 F
GASOLINE
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM Cassette, Power Brakes, Unknown, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Dual front air bags/active (manual) belts
No accidents reported
No accidents reported to CARFAX
No damage reported
No damage reported to CARFAX
3 or more previous owners
5 Previous owners
Service information available
15 Service history records
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in Washington
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 12/19/18 at 12:37:05 AM (CST). Other information about this vehicle, including problems, may not have been reported to CARFAX. Use this report as one important tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.
Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.
Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven States also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.
Loss Due To Fire Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to fire. In most states, fire damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.
Loss Due To Fire Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to fire. In most states, fire damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.
Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase.
Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven States also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.
Junk Title
A Junk Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. The majority of states use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage.
Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.
Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.
Not Actual Mileage Title
When the seller certifies, under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading does not reflect the vehicle's actual mileage. This may occur because the odometer was tampered with, broken, or replaced.
Hail Damage Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to hail. In most states, hail damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.
Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.
Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.
Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.
Hail Damage Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to hail. In most states, hail damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.
Not Actual Mileage Title
When the seller certifies, under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading does not reflect the vehicle's actual mileage. This may occur because the odometer was tampered with, broken, or replaced.
Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.
Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)
Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.
Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).
Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)
Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.
Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.
Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.
Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).
Junk Title
A Junk Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. The majority of states use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage.
Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase.
Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owners 1-3 Owner 4 Owner 5
Year purchased1992 2016 2018 
Type of owner --- --- ---
Estimated length of ownership24 years 1 yr. 11 mo. 4 months 
Owned in the following states/provincesSee Details Washington Washington 
Estimated miles driven per yearSee Details --- --- 
Last reported odometer reading170,812 --- 174,830 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owners 1-3 Owner 4 Owner 5
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | LemonGuaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical LimitsGuaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
GUARANTEED - None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you find that any of these title problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.View Certificate

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX

Owners 1-3 Owner 4 Owner 5
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Manufacturer Recall
Check with an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer for any open recalls.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
Basic Warranty
No data reported to CARFAX.
No Data
Reported
No Data
Reported
No Data
Reported

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:1992
Where:California
Est. miles/year:7,138/yr
Est. length owned: 6/11/92 - 3/21/00 (7 yrs. 9 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
06/11/1992     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
05/05/1997   35,014   California
Inspection Station
Palmdale, CA
Passed emissions inspection
05/10/1999   49,362   California
Inspection Station
Canoga Park, CA
Passed emissions inspection
11/16/1999     MBZ Motors
Canoga Park, CA
818-709-5400
Antifreeze/coolant checked
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2000
Where:California
Est. miles/year:7,551/yr
Est. length owned: 3/21/00 - 8/29/14 (14 yrs. 5 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/21/2000   55,575   California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Thousand Oaks, CA
Odometer reading reported
03/24/2000   55,673   California
Inspection Station
Canoga Park, CA
Passed emissions inspection
03/24/2000     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Thousand Oaks, CA
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
11/16/2000   66,100   MBZ Motors
Canoga Park, CA
818-709-5400
Oil and filter changed
Headlight bulb(s) replaced
Wipers/washers checked
Wipers/washers serviced
03/09/2001   72,144   MBZ Motors
Canoga Park, CA
818-709-5400
Oil and filter changed
Fuel system cleaned/serviced
Air filter replaced
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Antifreeze/coolant checked
Fuel filter replaced
Headlight bulb(s) replaced
Spark plug(s) replaced
Wiper(s) replaced
10/29/2001   83,317   MBZ Motors
Canoga Park, CA
818-709-5400
Oil and filter changed
04/01/2002   90,697   MBZ Motors
Canoga Park, CA
818-709-5400
Oil and filter changed
Antifreeze/coolant checked
Lens replaced
A/C refrigerant recharged
Front brake pads replaced
Brakes checked
05/24/2002     MBZ Motors
Canoga Park, CA
818-709-5400
Emission system checked
05/24/2002   92,231   California
Inspection Station
Reseda, CA
Passed emissions inspection
06/21/2002   92,856   MBZ Motors
Canoga Park, CA
818-709-5400
A/C compressor replaced
A/C system checked
A/C and heating system checked
A/C refrigerant recharged
09/09/2002   97,023   MBZ Motors
Canoga Park, CA
818-709-5400
Oil and filter changed
03/12/2003   105,011   MBZ Motors
Canoga Park, CA
818-709-5400
Transmission checked
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
Brakes checked
Cooling system checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Window(s) checked
Wipers/washers checked
Fuel system cleaned/serviced
Air filter replaced
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Antifreeze/coolant checked
Spark plug(s) replaced
Spark plugs cleaned and gap adjusted
Power steering system serviced
Transmission filter replaced
Automatic transmission pan gasket replaced
Wiper(s) replaced
07/11/2003   110,673   MBZ Motors
Canoga Park, CA
818-709-5400
A/C system checked
A/C and heating system checked
Brake pad sensor(s) replaced
A/C expansion/orifice valve replaced
Front brake pads replaced
A/C refrigerant recharged
Rear brake pads replaced
Brakes serviced
04/23/2004     MBZ Motors
Canoga Park, CA
818-709-5400
Transmission checked
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
Brakes checked
Cooling system checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Window(s) checked
Wipers/washers checked
04/23/2004   116,498   California
Inspection Station
Winnetka, CA
Passed emissions inspection
02/18/2005   127,058   MBZ Motors
Canoga Park, CA
818-709-5400
Rear crankshaft oil seal replaced
Transmission mount(s) replaced
06/30/2005   132,122   MBZ Motors
Canoga Park, CA
818-709-5400
Oil and filter changed
A/C system checked
A/C and heating system checked
A/C refrigerant recharged
A/C system serviced
08/04/2005   133,398   MBZ Motors
Canoga Park, CA
818-709-5400
Brake pad sensor(s) replaced
Front brake pads replaced
Brakes serviced
12/10/2005   138,207   MBZ Motors
Canoga Park, CA
818-709-5400
Oil and filter changed
Transmission checked
Fluids checked
Brakes checked
Cooling system checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Window(s) checked
Wipers/washers checked
Air filter replaced
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Power steering checked
05/17/2006   143,792   California
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection
09/27/2008   157,413   California
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection
06/11/2010   158,994   California
Inspection Station
Thousand Oaks, CA
Passed emissions inspection
06/16/2012   160,547   California
Inspection Station
Van Nuys, CA
Passed emissions inspection
06/21/2014   163,980   California
Inspection Station
Thousand Oaks, CA
Failed emissions inspection
08/02/2014   164,205   California
Inspection Station
Thousand Oaks, CA
Failed emissions inspection
08/07/2014   164,447   California
Inspection Station
Thousand Oaks, CA
Failed emissions inspection
08/23/2014   164,563   California
Inspection Station
Thousand Oaks, CA
Passed emissions inspection
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2014
Where:California
Est. length owned: 8/29/14 - 6/15/16 (1 yr. 9 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/29/2014     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fullerton, CA
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
05/02/2016   170,726   California
Inspection Station
Fullerton, CA
Failed emissions inspection
06/08/2016   170,812   California
Inspection Station
Carson, CA
Passed emissions inspection
 
Owner 4
Purchased:2016
Where:Washington
Est. length owned: 6/15/16 - 5/23/18 (1 yr. 11 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
06/15/2016     Washington
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Bremerton, WA
Title #1616747704
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Exempt from odometer reporting
Vehicle color noted as Black
06/13/2017     Washington
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Bremerton, WA
Title #1616747704
Registration issued or renewed
Exempt from odometer reporting
Vehicle color noted as Black
07/08/2017     Washington
Inspection Station
Tacoma, WA
Passed emissions inspection
 
Owner 5
Purchased:2018
Where:Washington
Est. length owned: 5/23/18 - 10/16/18 (4 months)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
05/23/2018     Washington
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Bonney Lake, WA
Title #1738963502
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Exempt from odometer reporting
Vehicle color noted as Black
10/16/2018   174,830   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
12/19/2018     myCARFAXManufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
  • Get this vehicle's maintenance schedule, service history and recall alerts at myCARFAX.com.
 

Glossary

Failed Emissions Inspection
The emissions check performed during a vehicle inspection indicated the vehicle was emitting more than allowable emissions standards and/or had missing or modified parts. Repeated failed emissions records can indicate engine problems and CARFAX recommends you have the vehicle inspected.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
New Owner Reported
When a vehicle is sold to a new owner, the Title must be transferred to the new owner(s) at a Department of Motor Vehicles.
Ownership History
CARFAX defines an owner as an individual or business that possesses and uses a vehicle. Not all title transactions represent changes in ownership. To provide estimated number of owners, CARFAX proprietary technology analyzes all the events in a vehicle history. Estimated ownership is available for vehicles manufactured after 1991 and titled solely in the US including Puerto Rico. Dealers sometimes opt to take ownership of a vehicle and are required to in the following states: Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota. Please consider this as you review a vehicle's estimated ownership history.
Title Issued
A state issues a title to provide a vehicle owner with proof of ownership. Each title has a unique number. Each title or registration record on a CARFAX report does not necessarily indicate a change in ownership. In Canada, a registration and bill of sale are used as proof of ownership.
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CARFAX Vehicle Highlights
1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL
VIN: WDBFA61E2NF054701
Body Style: CONVERTIBLE
Engine Size: 3.0L I6 F
Drivetrain: REAR WHEEL DRIVE
 
 


Information excerpted from the CARFAX Vehicle History Report and/or Safety & Reliability Ratings; see full reports for additional information, glossary of terms, source attributions,disclaimers & limitations. Go to carfax.com for complete Buyback Guarantee terms and conditions.

Ownership History
Number of Owners: 5
Last owned in the following state/province: Washington
State DMV-reported Title Problems
CARFAX Buyback Guarantee None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles:
Salvage, Junk, Rebuilt, Fire, Flood, Hail, Lemon Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage, Exceeds Mechanical LimitsGuaranteed
No Problem
Accidents and Other Issues
No issues reported to CARFAX on the following:
Total Loss
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No Issues Reported
Odometer Rollback
No Issues Reported
Other Accidents / Damage
No Issues Reported

1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL
VIN: WDBFA61E2NF054701
CONVERTIBLE
3.0L I6 F
GASOLINE
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM Cassette, Power Brakes, Unknown, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Dual front air bags/active (manual) belts
 
CARFAX Vehicle History Report Summary:
No accidents reported
No accidents reported to CARFAX
No damage reported
No damage reported to CARFAX
3 or more previous owners
5 Previous owners
Service information available
15 Service history records
Vehicle registration information
Last owned in Washington
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
PRINT AND TAKE THIS CHECKLIST WITH YOU
This checklist utilizes information from your CARFAX report to help you make an informed used car purchase.

General Questions

  • Is the car still under manufacturer warranty or is a warranty available at the time of purchase?

Test Drive and Visual Inspection

  • Turn on the ignition without starting the car. Do all the warning lights and gauges work?
  • Ensure the airbag light appears momentarily and goes out upon starting the vehicle.
  • Is the odometer consistent with the last reading of 174,830 on the CARFAX report summary above?
  • Do the tires appear to be in good shape and without uneven wear?
  • Test all internal controls. Do all lights, turn signals, windows and the heater and air conditioner work?

Mechanical Questions

  • Are the brakes and other safety equipment in good working order?
  • Does the vehicle appear to have been well maintained?
  • When should you schedule the next regular service?

Notes & Observations: