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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-03-2013, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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FS or trade Euro 84 500SEC plus parts car

For Sale is a Euro model 500SEC 1984. It has some rare options besides just haveing the headlight wipers it has the headlight washer sprayers in the bumper.

I acquired this car from a friend who has done a lot of work to it. I have put on a set of AMG pre merger 16x8 Aero I wheels and new tires., tires cost $470.

Car was imported into California so it has the CARB import sticker on it and only has been registured in AZ for the last few months when my friend moved there from LA.

Here is a list of what has been done to the car:

replaced passenger side cam, towers and followers .
installed all new injectors and rubber injector seals, left the injector holders
alone as they were good.
installed new rubber connectors to Throttle body,
installed new Throttle Body gasket.
installed new rubber between YB and Fuel Distributor at the plenum.
new dist cap, rotor, plugs, and wires.
installed rebuilt Programma Idle Control Module.
Installed Rebuilt Programma Spark boc (on fender well.
rebuilt Fuel Distributor.
new valve cover gaskets.
bought used tranny and installed. Has the noise in reverse and short shifts between 2nd and 3rd. A Mercedes transmission guy said that the tranny needed the linkage adjusted and that the noise in reverse was the parking pall not adjusted properly. Never had a problem with the tranny, just that noise. Tranny came from an SEC and had been rebuilt by MB sometime in the past, hence the 310 series number that was only on cars in the nordic countries or MB rebuild numbers. (Parking pall is inside the transmission and is what what keeps the car on park. You getting it by removing the pan
installed new Cat, but that was over a year ago.
installed new O2 sensor,
installed Timing chain tensioner .
timing chain checked and guides were found to have been replaced before I got the car. . replaced oil pan Gasket and drain plug.
replaced tranny pan gasket, filter and drain plug.
Inspected Drive shaft center bearing and mtg, and found them good.
Inspected Flex discs and found to be good.
installed new shift rod bushing.
installed new thermostat. there wasn't one.
installed new water pump.
installed good used radiator.
installed new battery.
installed new kick down solenoid o-ring.
replaced the idle control valve

Car runs and drives great but needs some final adustments to make it ready for Calif smog. I have driven this car from Palmdale to West Los Angeles for work and few times and it cruses on the Freeway.

I was going to do a restore and put all the Euro AMG parts on it, but I am really more into the R129 models so I am going to let this one go to someone who wants something special.

Sale price is $3500 for car as it is, or $4500 with a complete parts car with a nice set of extra Euro bumpers, not wreaked, non cracked dash, no delam rear window, good trans, good engine, AMG GEN I body kit complete, AMG steering wheel, AMG black springs.

Or will trade for a R129 300, 320, 500SL

Kurt six six one 9 9 2 0 4 6 9







parts car with part of the AMG body kit still installed.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 03:02 AM
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Wish I were closer .... Would you consider selling the euro bumpers on the parts car? I just purchased an 82 380SEC and starting the usual, ball joints, bushings etc and would be nice to have an early start on the cosmetics .. euro bumpers.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 07:37 PM
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If you part these out, please let me know, I'd be interested in a set of the bumpers/AMG kit and possibly the Aero 1's. Oh, and the springs
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Mosby should be kept intact. That was the whole spirit of my acquiring the car and passing it on to chadahar to bring back to life. The car is too good to part out judging from the condition of the engine and associated parts. The cosmetics is just icing on the cake.

Any updates, Knut?
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What's the status on the parts car? I may be interested in buying both, (as if I need another car) I would be interested in parts off the parts car if not the whole vehicle if available. What tweaks is needed to get her, the 1st car, "up to par" ? I already own a nice 560SEC US model, but I like the Euro models.
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I'm thinking of getting a 500 or 560 sec. Was looking for a black/black one, but this one seems alight. I think I saw this car on CL before, are you up in Palmdale?
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