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Year
1992
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
500SL
Color
Signal Red
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (Signal Red)

Modifications

Drivetrain
2015:
New radiator, water pump, secondary air pump,rotor arms, dizzy caps, spark plugs, air filters, oil filter, fuel filters, transmission fluid, roof hydraulic fluid....
Interior
Chrome instrument binacle rings fitted in 2015.
Windschott (Windbreak.
Seats reupholstered in 2018.
Exterior
When I bought the car, it had the frosted front/side indicator lenses. Decided to turn back the clock and fit the original amber ones that the car left the factory with. It took a bit of time to find them in good condition, but I love the look.
Amazing how it instantly makes the car look more 'original'.
Audio
Removed the Pioneer head unit that came with the car as it was just too 'flash' for my liking.
After searching ebay for a couple of weeks, I came across this really cool Alpine unit. Unusually, it incorporates an ejectable cartridge that holds 3 CD's.
It was made in the mid 1990's too, so it's pretty much period for my car. I need to get a better photo of it though :)
Suspension
New front strut top mounts, front lower wishbone bushes and reconditioned steering box.
All of the rear suspension links were replaced in 2017.
Wheel and Tire
I've always loved the way an R129 looks on staggered rims. When I bought the car, it came on replica AMG 5-spokes, and they looked really nice. A year or so later though, I saw an R129 on Pinterest wearing these awesome looking split rims. After some investigating, I found that they were made by O.Z. Racing on behalf of AMG. They are 3-piece rims, and with them being 17" rather than the 18" ones fitted to the car when I bought it, the ride is so much better too.

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