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All, I'm kind of at a point where I have more cars than fingers and toes and I feel like I'll be 120 years old before I get to them all so I think that it's time to look at the cars that have not been touched in over a year and determine if it makes sense to sell them.

One of them is a pretty rare Euro Gen 2 500SEC. The car was purchased in California and shipped to Texas. It's a true Euro with Euro lights, Euro bumpers, Tri Y manifolds etc. It runs well but has the usual neglected W126 charms. Transmission can slip when cold if you get on it. A/C works but vacuum pods are shot.

Body is solid aside from that usual rust scab below the windshield, but it needs paint and interior work.

10 years ago,I would have restored it in no time and had a really nice car but right now, I've been focused on British cars which seem to be all consuming.

Here's a very dusty picture of it. It's now titled in Texas (in my name) and lives in the DFW area. If anyone is interested, PM me for more details. Thanks


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84 500SEL AMG, 90 560SEC AMG, 85 500SEC AMG Widebody
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What is that electrical item attached to the air intake tube on the P side? There is no mass air flow sensor on an M117.
 

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What is that electrical item attached to the air intake tube on the P side? There is no mass air flow sensor on an M117.
I have no idea but I suspect that it adds at least an extra 100hp in performance.
Kidding aside. it's probably something required for CA emissions. The car is in storage now. I will take a closer look when I get a chance to get up there.
 

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1989 560 SEC - V-8 Kompressor - 95 E320 Estate
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I have an 87 560SEL with ECE 822 code (300hp) that has a sensor like pictured on the air inlet except mine is on the drivers side.
 

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Damn- seems interesting for sure. If you don't get any bites and looked at parting, I would 100% buy the bumpers off you (both front and back). At the right price, I'd buy the whole car- but I think my wife would straight up murder me :p
 
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