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Thinking of bidding on this SL500 AMG Tomorrow

I always loved these cars.

There is one at the auction block tomorrow and im thinking of bidding on it.

There is only 1 photo.

Only 100K miles.

Its only 2 seater of course but for some reason I love the square boxy look.

HUGE V8 engine. Rear Wheel Drive.

It has an AMG badge and AMG wheels. No idea if its a real AMG. On wiki pedia it says only less than 300 SL were actually AMG so I might have hit a gold mine.

For some reason I couldn't open the hood because the latch was broken to see what kind of engine. Also the drivers side headlight was completely loose. You could pretty much take it out with your hand without having the open the engine bay.

Judging by the mess left inside the car it was most likely owned by a woman, so at least its lady driven.

So I made an account here to get some feedback to what I should look for.

I know parts won't be cheap but will they be at least decently priced? Are parts scarce?
Hows the transmission in one of these.



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Looks pretty rough, could be a potential money-pit. More than likely this would end up being a parts car to swap over things to a much better candidate.

Any other pictures?

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There is 1 more photo and this info. This is at an auction so they dont take too many photos.


1991 Mercedes Benz 500 Series
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Lot Number: 1177
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Equipment Type: Automotive
VIN: 1290661F028956000
Mileage: 159490 KM
Engine: GAS V8
Transmission: Automatic
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Looks pretty rough, could be a potential money-pit. More than likely this would end up being a parts car to swap over things to a much better candidate.

Any other pictures?
I agree, that one looks like it's had it bad.

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Is it a real AMG at least?
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Is the hood popping up some? It looks like it was in a wreck and repaired with duct tape and black spray paint.
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Is the hood popping up some? It looks like it was in a wreck and repaired with duct tape and black spray paint.
The hood is like that because I pulled on the hood latch inside the car to open the hood but the latch pull inside the engine bay is missing or broken off and you cant open the engine bay.
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Is it a real AMG at least?
Real AMG what? There were no SL55s back then, it looks like an SL500 with AMG rims.

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I'd run away.

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Unless you get it for a song and dance beware. Looks rough and your comment was ridiculous about a woman driver, I have seen certain guys cars and they are hideous.

I wouldn't touch it unless you could check engine for oil leaks or it is even running and making sure the top is operable. Like someone already said potential money pit. Only thing AMG are the wheels doesn't even have the body kit.



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