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1983 euro 500SL AMG with the 5-speed - yep, my car

This is going to get noticed sooner or later, so I might as well list it here too and suffer the “slings and arrows” from letting go of such a great car. I’ve been thinking about selling this car on and off for awhile now, but I guess I’d better give it a serious “college try” – if I sell it to a good home then I’ll be content with that, and if I can’t then I’ll keep it and keep driving it sparingly.

Which is why I’m selling it – I just don’t drive it much, and I’m more of a driving car-guy than a collecting car-guy. I drive my w126 several days a week and freaking love it, so I still have that one to keep me quite content. This car is in exceptional condition and it’s a blast to drive, but I’ve got a four-person family so it’s not exactly perfect for family outings (the '66 250SE Cab is), and I’m selective about to where I drive it when I do drive it. So maybe I can find a good home for it.

Most of you already know these things, but anyways:

• 45,800 miles
• New MB softtop in 2006, new tires in 2007, new timing chain/guides in 2008
• No accidents, no paint
• First owner from 1983 to 2007, me from 2007 to 2009
• Always garaged and loved – never driven in rain, engine and undercarriage is exceptionally clean and it has never been cleaned
• ALL ORIGINAL AMG DOCUMENTATION, Bills of Sale, and Federalization docs – a true rarity after 26 years. All proves this car’s provenance.

Full original AMG package done in Germany in 1983 –

- Engine heads and intake were polished and ported by AMG
- AMG cams
- Getrag 5-speed “dogleg” close-ratio manual transmission
- AMG suspension
- AMG limited-slip rear end
- AMG full body kit
- AMG wheels (Aero I’s installed/painted by AMG of NA in 1989)
- SEC ortho/heated seats installed by AMG in 1983

$31,500 – yes it’s probably one of the most expensive R107s out there, but it should be. Full AMG, documentation, spectacular condition, the right colors, the right transmission, and low miles. It’ll only go up in value.

Interested peoples can email me at taav@comcast.net; car is in Houston, Texas and I have the title in hand.

I know some of you here won’t understand, but I’ve thought hard about this and I’m okay with it as long as it goes to a good place. The car is collector quality – take a “normal” SL to a car gathering and it goes unnoticed except by the faithful, but take this car and everyone stares. It’s quite fun!

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- Brian

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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nooooooooooooooooooo!
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Wow! I'm speechless. A vintage AMG that will be very difficult to replace...
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your gonna sell that!!! f#uck me sideways
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"It's time" I suppose. I've seen you sell some of your nice cars Brian. I hope that one goes to a true enthusiast who will pamper it just like you do.

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your gonna sell that!!! f#uck me sideways
Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it

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Sad to see this car leave a good home... hopefully it still finds a good home! That car just SCREAMS sexiness.... a true 80's beast!

Good luck with the sale!

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Sad for you but I'm sure all happiness for the future owner.
I hope you don't mind that I put your offer at the German 107 friends maybe it goes back to a collector over there.

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Absolutely stunning. Wish I had an extra $31K and garage stall. Good luck with the sale.
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POS, you have one of the most rare period AMG's ever manufactured. Having recently searched for over a year to find a lesser AMG optioned example, I know from experience that a vehicle this well optioned, this well documented and this well kept just does not exist.

I wish you luck with your sale and truly hope it goes to a fellow enthusiast that will continue to enjoy, share and contribute to the community as you have.
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