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Thanks for the information. The wheels seem to have a plastic like film that is coming off. Does anyone know what can be done to try and save these wheels? I would like to keep the car original.
The wheels have a clearcoat type of coating on them; saving the rims is easy and will cost about $200 a wheel. Find a wheel restorer (we have them in Houston) who can clean them up and repaint them - they'll look like new.

Your SLC does appear to have a real AMG kit on it. The question is - how did it get there? Classic Motors in Chicago became the only authorized importer of AMG cars in 1982 so I'd say the car in its entirety didn't come from AMG of NA. Either the original owner had the kit put on in Germany (seems unlikely because it's only a body kit, no other tweaks), or he bought the kit and had it installed by someone/anyone in the USA once the car was here.

I've never been a fan of the SLC (looks strange to my eyes), but yours is by far the best one I've seen. Do you know the history of the car? How it got here and where it's been?

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I bought a collection of 20 cars last year. This car was one of 10 mercedes. A few of the cars had great documentation, this one did not. I did find out it was registered in New York in the early 80's I found a couple of reciepts around that time also.

I think what you see is what you get. Everything on it now looks like it was there from day 1. I have tuned it up and that is it. All of the other cars were original. The actual tires look original. The car is fast but I need to deal with the tire situation if I want to drive it.

Thanks for the tip on the wheels and the AMG history. My next step will be repairing the dent in the door and maybe a repaint?

What I really need is someone in the chicago area who can work on old Mercedes. My 600 collection is slowly killing me. Does anyone know a quality guy?
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I don't know of anyone in Chicago. Sorry.

What Mercs did you get with the group of 10? What do you still own? Just curious.

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I have 8 left. three on the east coast the rest in Chicago.
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