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I have been driving a 380SEC as a daily driver for the last year but, have wanted a W126 sedan. I found an 83 380SE (165k mi), medium blue with navy velour upholstery in generally clean condition on cl and drove her home. I have several things to sort out such as:
cruise control inop

ac not engaging (R134 charged) engages with a jumper wire and gets cold.

sunroof opens at a snails pace and barely tries to close.

Air direction knob doesn't have full travel, probably a stuck or binding cable as it has the euro manual hvac.

Funky wiring of the euro lamps leaving only one high beam and no city lights. Perhaps messed up during Federalization.

Headlamp wipers inop.

Well, that ought to be enough to keep me busy. I love the comfort of the euro velour seats, much more comfortable than the leather in my SEC. Even with one high beam not working, the headlights on low or high are better than my SEC.
 

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Your sunroof needs the tracks cleaning and lubing before anything breaks with the pressure of trying to work. The other bits i'm not sure. But congrats :)
 
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