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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-28-2014, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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83 500Sl AMG

I have a 1983 500 sl AMG .My Dad bought this amazing MB new and had it shipped from Germany . has 49,000 original miles and is in mint condition. I am the owner now and was wondering the value. Have both tops all original everything. Soft top is perfect condition rarely put up . always garaged and covered . any help is appreciated. Thanks
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First, there never was an official 83 500SL AMG. So, you could have an auto that someone added badges and bling to which, generally, detracts from it's value as an original. Mercedes didn't produce an AMG until 1988. However, before 1988, AMG acquired Mercedes autos, did their work to them and then resold them to the public. If yours is such a case, you would need original paperwork to prove AMG did the work and only then could you get an appraisal from a professional auto appraisor. I would doubt that is what you have unless you have that proof.

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I talked with my Dad and he said it is a true AMG he traveled to Germany ordered the car and had it shipped to the US . How do I get the paperwork proving this . would VIN help or ?
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I talked with my Dad and he said it is a true AMG . he traveled to Germany ordered the car and had it shipped to U.S. how do I prove this . VIN OR ? or by contacting Mercedes in germany
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Is there an AMG tag on the door?
I would try and email Tom Hanson from the Mercedes Classic Center in California to see if any MB documentation is available. Beyond that, I would hope your father would have kept the original purchase documentation.

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The only badge shows manufactured by Daimler-Benz Stuttgart and imported by North American forklift.
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Thank you all very much . I will be asking more questions for sure and will keep searching for any documentation . Will post pics soon
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Below is a thread from 2011 that shows an 83 500SL... Maybe you can compare notes if the member is still active and has the car...

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c1...mg-getrag.html

PS: POST LOTS OF PICTURES OF YOUR CAR. Exterior. Interior. Tags. Engine. Etc.

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Thank you so much for that thread hope to get an answer soon and will post pictures of everything soon. Car is in my Dads shop and he is traveling for a few months. When he returns I will get busy Thanks again
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AMG on right rear of trunk lid and center of steering wheel. will head over to shop and see if I can take a couple pics. car is put away for winter and has several cars blocking it so I cant take really good pics yet
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