It tears me apart to have to say this, but I will have to put up my Euro 1984 Mercedes Benz 500 SEC up for sale. I just picked up another toy, a 2001 Audi B5 S4 and will have no room for this beautiful big body coupe
I originally bought this car from Benzworld's own, Aroundthescenes in March of last year. As he can probably attest, it was in pretty rough shape as I recall, he planned to use as a parts car. Well the young guy I am and trying to have my first crack at working on cars, I snagged this up from him and tried to restore it as best as I could:
Odomoter reads 164,556 but has not worked since I received the car. I believe it wasn't functioning when Kurt/Knut had the car as well. I've put on about a good 3k miles on it
- All new fluids
-New vacuum Lines
-New fuel pump, pump relay, fuel filter
-Refinished original bodymatched 199 Blauschwartz AMG sideskirts
-Spark plugs, upgraded sparkplug wires, distributor cap
-All new relays, blinker relay, all new fuses
-Full detail inside and out
Now for what the enthusiasts might not love, the car is completely straight piped with tr-y headers, resonator deletes into dual glasspacks with quad stainless steel tips. I just love the sound of that 5.0 v8 and it definitely turns heads anytime someone hears me, along with the beauty of the car.
- The car does need some interior tlc, as best as I know of the seatbelt motors need to be replaced jam maybe?)
- Both auto seats do move very slowly, sometimes not moving at all
-As you can see in the imgur album, there appears to be delamination occurring on the rear windshield along with a cracked windshield
-Brakes/rotors need to be changed
-Needs a new fuel sending unit - gas tank always reads empty
-The rims are original AMG Pentas, would love to see them refinished
-Interior sunroof area has been stripped, looks like someone planned on upgrading it to a w140 moonroof?
-The OEM Bosch euro headlights were sold before I received the car, so some US Specs are on there right now. Would love to see someone put the euros back on
-Radio doesnt work - looks like aftermarket wiring was in there for at one point in its life, amps and subs were hooked up - aftermarket deck
All that being said, I absolutely love this car and would not be getting rid of it if I had the space for it. I've never received so much attention in a car, or in life in general :P Being a 23 year old, I can only say it's been a hit with the ladies as well!! I would love to see this car go to a fellow Benz/AMG enthusiast and keep its beauty restored.
I've attached an Imgur album with full pics of the car as well as a youtube clip of the exhaust. I plan on shooting another video as the cameraphone did not capture is crisply, I'm hoping my point and shoot will!!
Honestly I'm not naming a price but if I comfortable with the offers I receive in PM, I will definitely be responding to everyone's inquiries. I would like to shoot around the $4-5k mark if possible, shipping at buyers expense. I will not be parting out the car and will fill the trunk and interior with all extra/new parts I have for it including euro clear blinker corners
Link to imgur album for full car pics: 1984 Mercedes Benz 500 SEC Euro - Imgur
Youtube link for exhaust: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG-M_b40UTI
You all have a great day!!