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Date registered: Mar 2013
Vehicle: 1984 500 sl (grey market car), 33k miles
Location: Greater Seattle (via NH)
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'84 500 sl - grey market car

I acquired this car from the widow of a deceased friend. It is a grey market 500 sl with a Zender body kit, custom pearl white paint, Momo wheels (16") and only 31,000+ miles. Has the Euro adjustable headlights, heated seats, rear seats with seat belts (dark blue interior), Mercedes factory steering wheel air bag added (and all electronics), new CD radio.

My friend kept this car in Hawaii for 25 plus years - and used it only as a Sunday driver. I've owned it since October '13. Drive it every day. It has never failed to start or left me stranded.

Friend did the following just before shipping it to me in Seattle area:
-spark plugs and general tune up
-brake flush
-coolant flush & change
-transmission fluid & filter change
-steering repairs (tierod assembly, center link, steering damper)
-charged freon a/c system
-adjust fuel pressure and mixture
-checked flex disks for deterioration (none found)

Over the 25+ years he owned this car, it was mostly kept in a climate controlled garage in Hawaii. He spent quite a bit keeping the car up to top flight condition.

Since I received it here in Seattle I've done the following:
-new water pump
-power steering filter & fluid change
-replaced idle control unit
-installed new engine hood pad
-fixed cranky passenger vacuum door lock
-fixed ABS warning light (new front wheel sensors - both sides)
-fixed rust spots on lower trunk lid (and inside lower trunk lid). Repainted lower trunk lid
-fixed broken driver's door check

Soft top reasonably new (see photo). Have hard top on for winter. My local indie mechanic has checked the car for rust and found none (especially front sub frame). Brakes have a lot left on them, likewise the rubber. All belts and hoses reasonably new and sound.

First $14k takes this car.

This is probably one of the cleanest and best kept '84's you'll see.
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