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1984 Mercedes 500SEC for $700 OBO in Wilmington, NC!

Okay guys, I was going to buy this car back in the spring but another guy [current owner] beat me to it. Back then it hadn't run in a few years. Now it runs after a tank cleaning, fuel pumps etc.... He also dumped over $1000 into the brake system and many hundreds more on misc, a broken headlight, etc...

Now he has lost interest and offered it to me for $700. I was going to buy it but I'm going to continue looking for something a little nicer as a starting point but I told him I'd let others know.

Here's some photos I took the other day along with his phone ************************ before someone else gets it or it's scrapped. SERIOUS only, this is a nice guy.








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Pretty sure that early 70's Oldsmobile 98 Ambulance in the background was just on Ebay.
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Still pondering this thing... Should I?? Should I not??

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Still pondering this thing... Should I?? Should I not??
Well, what exactly is wrong with it mechanically at the moment? Not much info on current running condition, mileage etc. If it's daily driver but needs odds and ends but nothing immediate and outrageous offer him $500 cash and use it as a project/driver until you find something else and then keep it for parts.

If it was close to me i'd do it!
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Guys, I'm just putting it our there for him. Please don't be disrespectful to him or the car.



SOLD 1994 E420

SOLD 1987 Mercedes W201 190D 2.5 TURBO

SOLD 1984 500 SEC

SOLD 1988 560SEL

SOLD 1982 240D 4speed

SOLD 1985 280CE convertible [yeah, convertible]

SOLD 1985 300TE

SOLD 1980 280SLC Euro spec

SOLD 1986 300SDL

SOLD 1985 300D

JUNKED 1986 420SEL

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Guys, I'm just putting it our there for him. You can call him at the #'s listed and go from there. If you can find one cheaper, buy it. Please don't be disrespectful to him or the car.
Ditto, especially since its got Euro headlights that are worth atleast half the asking price of the entire car

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Anyone call him yet? Mileage?
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Guys, I'm just putting it our there for him. You can call him at the #'s listed and go from there. If you can find one cheaper, buy it. Please don't be disrespectful to him or the car.
Not sure what you mean ... I thought you were pondering on whether or not to purchase the car after all. Not sure where the disrepect angle comes from. I was asking what you might have found wrong with the car to put you on the fence about purchasing it and to maybe help you make a decision.
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?? Looks like forcefed44 was the one pondering. I tossed it around for 2 weeks but I'm buying a nicer car and I just bought an '87 190d turbo project so............

Not accusing anyone of disrespect, just don't want it getting to that. $700 is a STEAL and anyone here should know that. He's got $2,000 in it easily. He said he would just scrap it which I hate to see and the going rate here would be about $400 [although he might think it's more like many do??]. I thought of buying and parting it but I just can't do it.

Figured I'd post it here with photos on his behalf like I told him I would.



SOLD 1994 E420

SOLD 1987 Mercedes W201 190D 2.5 TURBO

SOLD 1984 500 SEC

SOLD 1988 560SEL

SOLD 1982 240D 4speed

SOLD 1985 280CE convertible [yeah, convertible]

SOLD 1985 300TE

SOLD 1980 280SLC Euro spec

SOLD 1986 300SDL

SOLD 1985 300D

JUNKED 1986 420SEL

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OOhhh sorry! Thought you were having second thoughts and debating picking it up again ... thats what I get for blazing through here on my spare minutes between students

If it could be put on the road fairly easily sounds like a steal for someone local to tool around in baring nothing major is brewing. Like the broken record I have been lately "If it was closer, I'd jump on it!" I'm getting more and more hungry by the day looking for a winter car!
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