Anyone familiar with 1980 500 SL ... - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Go Back   Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Roadster Forums > R/C107 SL/SLC Class
New User? Register - Forgot Password

BenzWorld.org is the premier Mercedes-Benz Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-06-2010, 06:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: 02 C240
Location: lower west coast
Posts: 82
Anyone familiar with 1980 500 SL ...

found a 1980 500 SL Euro model with wipers on the headlights with 73,000 km (roughly 50,000 mi) ... white with black interior, black and white plaid seat inserts and on the door panels .... all original and in exceptional good condition in and out (not mint condition but seriously good condition).

This deal kinda smells cause I think it's too cheap ???

Is this car not worth much or a bad model or ...

I searched the serial number on this site and Date of Manufacture is 2003, import date I assume ?

Any and all help and opinions are appreciated ...

Thanks
Ripper
ripper115 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-06-2010, 06:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
BenzWorld Elite
 
abiby's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jul 2008
Vehicle: 82 380SL 96 SL500
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 5,083
500sl is one of the more desirable 107 models, but it still isn't a very expensive car.
Just to confirm, what is the vin???
__________________
Alan
If it doesn't fit, force it.
If it breaks, it needed replacing anyhow.
abiby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 06:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium Member
 
rowdie's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jun 2008
Vehicle: '73 450SL: '81 280SL: 1986 560SL: '84 500SL AMG: 1984 280SL 5 speed (Strassenkröte)
Location: OklahoMoKan
Posts: 22,165
Lifetime Premium Member
And what is too cheap?
rowdie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 07:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: 02 C240
Location: lower west coast
Posts: 82
This is a reply to you both until I can figure out how to reply to each of you separately ... sorry ...

vin WDB10704412061733

3500.00
ripper115 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 07:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
BenzWorld Elite
 
Werner W's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2008
Vehicle: 1985 500SL 118K (Horst)
Location: Hudson Valley NY
Posts: 4,272
Quote:
Originally Posted by ripper115 View Post
This is a reply to you both until I can figure out how to reply to each of you separately ... sorry ...

vin WDB10704412061733

3500.00
I can't get that VIN to come up on the MBCA Russia sight. Someone else give it a try.
Werner W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 07:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: 02 C240
Location: lower west coast
Posts: 82
car might be from Japan ???
ripper115 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 07:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium Member
 
rowdie's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jun 2008
Vehicle: '73 450SL: '81 280SL: 1986 560SL: '84 500SL AMG: 1984 280SL 5 speed (Strassenkröte)
Location: OklahoMoKan
Posts: 22,165
Lifetime Premium Member
Glad you posted that VIN. It is a 450SL, not a 500SL. The 044 gives it away. A 500SL is an 046. That being said it is not a bad price. It appears from your description to be a standard spec. or Euro 450SL. The seats and headlight wipers are not US. Does it have the small bumpers also?
rowdie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 07:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium Member
 
rowdie's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jun 2008
Vehicle: '73 450SL: '81 280SL: 1986 560SL: '84 500SL AMG: 1984 280SL 5 speed (Strassenkröte)
Location: OklahoMoKan
Posts: 22,165
Lifetime Premium Member
Quote:
Originally Posted by Werner W View Post
I can't get that VIN to come up on the MBCA Russia sight. Someone else give it a try.
If it is an '80 it most likely won't.
rowdie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 07:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: 02 C240
Location: lower west coast
Posts: 82
the letters on the trunk is definitely 500SL ... apparently you are a little right according to the seller it is a 450 with hotter cams ???

I could only find one pic on the net of another with h/l wipers and I'm not yet familiar enough with it to compare bumpers ... I looked at it yesterday for 15 minutes and run away but talked to the two partners today and feel a lot more comfortable now.
ripper115 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 07:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
BenzWorld Elite
 
Werner W's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2008
Vehicle: 1985 500SL 118K (Horst)
Location: Hudson Valley NY
Posts: 4,272
Quote:
Originally Posted by ripper115 View Post
the letters on the trunk is definitely 500SL ... apparently you are a little right according to the seller it is a 450 with hotter cams ???

I could only find one pic on the net of another with h/l wipers and I'm not yet familiar enough with it to compare bumpers ... I looked at it yesterday for 15 minutes and run away but talked to the two partners today and feel a lot more comfortable now.
Nothing for nothing, but anyone can pick up a 500SL badge (i.e. on ebay) and re-badge the trunk lid. That doesn't make it a 500SL.

Last edited by Werner W; 06-07-2010 at 05:15 AM.
Werner W is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Roadster Forums > R/C107 SL/SLC Class

Bookmarks



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
1980, 500 SE (Euro) alternator and general help PI Pick W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 2 01-10-2010 02:15 AM
1980 Mercedes-Benz 500-Series 500se 48hp W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 23 02-05-2009 03:19 AM
FS 1983 500 sel Euro and 1980 300 sd nckmsn For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway 0 05-11-2005 08:56 AM
FS 1983 500 sel Euro and 1980 300 sd nckmsn For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway 0 05-11-2005 08:55 AM
1980 500 SLC roel R/C107 SL/SLC Class 4 05-11-2003 02:58 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:48 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.