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General Information

Year
1986
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
420SEL
Color
Faded black
History
New to me. I bought the car from a friend I work with who was having trouble diagnosing a no- crank issue. He was asking $250 and I've always wanted an old school Benz.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL (Faded black)

Modifications

Drivetrain
All factory. Previous owner did great job of maintaining engine and drivetrain. Not planning any modifications beyond a high flow air filter- not cotton gauze type like K&N but a quality filter that will keep the air clean while improving air flow. I might be talked into installing a higher flow exhaust with headers but I'm a hard sell. A/C compressor will be replaced and system retrofitted to R134 since R12 is nearly impossible to find here.
Interior
Mostly factory. Seats, trim, etc showing their age but will be slowly restored as time and money allow. Also plan on installing 10% window tint and LED interior bulbs.
Exterior
Replaced tail lamps. Replaced head lamps with euro style units. Will have the car repainted in the near future.
Audio
Will be replacing radio soon. Previous owner installed a 10-disc changer. I believe speakers are factory units but will be replacing with premium upgrades from later model if they're compatible.
Suspension
Plan on replacing worn components but no upgrades. Might install upgraded shocks and springs but I enjoy the factory ride quality and have been impressed with the handling characteristics of other cars of the same series.
Wheel and Tire
Tires are like new with factory wheels. Will be searching for info on whether AMG wheels are available in a 16" or 17" size. If I can find these wheels, Michelin or Continental sport type tires will be installed.

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