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Hi all,

I am very fortunate to have purchased a low mileage German import Euro 500SEC and have yet to collect it. Next week, by the look of scheduling here… we will bring it home to the Boston area. Woo Hoo!

I have a couple of questions for you whom are more 'Euro-centric' than I here in the good 'ol USA……….. as I am most familiar with my US spec '87 SEC.

If possible, I want to know specifics of what I got.

From the Vin Decoder:

126044 S-class C126 500SEC
117.965 АКIT 722.356


As far as rated power.. What motor is this one please?

620 AIR POLLUTION CONTROL
620 *1 _______ 19951215 AIR POLLUTION CONTROL


Its got two downpipes: (Euro log manifolds) Do I have Cats?

Thanks,

MBL

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Yes you should have cats.

The motor is a later 10:1 117.965 500 euro rated at 249hp
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Yes you should have cats.

The motor is a later 10:1 117.965 500 euro rated at 249hp
Thanks a million!

I should get some other downpipes then… ala the TimeValve Euro ones maybe.. They are stainless steel and probably made properly…

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Check what part # is on the fuel distributor - if it ends in 016 (not 018) then with Tri-Ys swapped in and good free flowing exhaust you can easily bump that up to the 265Hp ECE version.

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88 Black Euro 560 "RUF"300hp SEC
89 Blue Euro 560 "RUF" 300hp Hydro SEL
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Check what part # is on the fuel distributor - if it ends in 016 (not 018) then with Tri-Ys swapped in and good free flowing exhaust you can easily bump that up to the 265Hp ECE version.
That's really great advice... and the [to me] ultimate simple mod yielding tested true results

I shall look when I go down to get the car... and make long range plans accordingly...

I can't wait for the first drive.. [back to home]. It will be several hundred rapid miles on the highway so I should get to know the car much better straight away...

You have my mind going now....

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That's really great advice... and the [to me] ultimate simple mod yielding tested true results

I shall look when I go down to get the car... and make long range plans accordingly...

I can't wait for the first drive.. [back to home]. It will be several hundred rapid miles on the highway so I should get to know the car much better straight away...

You have my mind going now....

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MBL, so excited for you. It's going to be like taking one of these for a test drive back when they were new. Hope you'll write up details for us.
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MBL, so excited for you. It's going to be like taking one of these for a test drive back when they were new. Hope you'll write up details for us.
Hey lucky Mike,

I had not considered that delicious aspect... I was looking to get one that no one had 'messed with' as yet....

Now I'm REALLY excited!!

Thanks,

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Just having the compression increase and the logs will make a big difference from the 87! For your first move, stick her in 1 gear and step on it (if she is warmed up first that is)
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Congrats on the purchase! Keep up the thread. I am spending a few weeks in Europe this Summer, maybe should consider doing the same, have been looking for a decent C126 stateside for a few months now... Will be really interested on details of the importing process and registration in MA as I guess we are neighbors...

Best of luck...
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Congrats on the purchase! Keep up the thread. I am spending a few weeks in Europe this Summer, maybe should consider doing the same, have been looking for a decent C126 stateside for a few months now... Will be really interested on details of the importing process and registration in MA as I guess we are neighbors...

Best of luck...
Howdy neighbor!

As this example was imported from Germany to Canada in 2013, subsequently here to US in 2015 and carries a clear IL title currently.. It will be a snap to get the paperwork for Massachusetts on Monday. Apologies man, but I am afraid I won't be much help at all with the import process needed as I have no experience.

My wife pointed out the fact I have been talking about getting a euro model for over ten years now… I am one lucky guy….. really… and in more ways than show on our BenzWorld pages to boot.

We drive to New Jersey to collect it very early Tuesday morning…

Anticipation is building!

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