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What year is the 450SL in this video?

Hi, I am interested in knowing what exact type of car is being driven throughout the following music video -- the clip is from 1986 and was filmed in Italy, if that's any help. I've tried comparing it to other models and I think it looks the most like some type of 450SL Roadster, which I read were manufactured from 1973 - 1980. It is shown from many angles throughout the clip, and it has single rectangular headlights (as opposed to other models that had quad headlights or round ones), so maybe that's one useful clue. Here it is:
Michael Fortunati - "Give Me Up"

Anyone identifying info would be greatly appreciated -- thanks in advance!

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I think that's the standard euro headlight for the period. It does have 15 inch alloys which would point away from early cars that were 14 inch. Maybe you can find some more clues on German eBay.
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Assuming it's not a "cosmetically updated" older model, which is rather easy to do, this would be a 1986-1989 300, 420, or 500SL.
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