New toy, not VW but it is German!!!

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New toy, not VW but it is German!!!

Post by 1lowcab » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:08 am

So I picked up a new toy last week, needs a little work but nothing major, mostly cosmetic.
Its an '85 Mercedes 500SEL, a documented grey market, Euro car!!

It came in through Texas and is totally rust free.
5 liter all aluminum v8, its the euro RUF high compression version and man does it FLY!
The paint is all baked off from the Texas sun but all of the chrome is really nice.
The interior shows a little wear but nothing that can't be replaced.
All of the dash and controls is in German...I don't know what any of them do lol.

On with the pics!!!

All original Euro bumpers, lights, wipers.
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Euro tails
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Full Limo tint...big pimpin! lol
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Nice palomino leather interior
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5 liters of all aluminum Mercedes fury...needs a bath
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And the bonus... mint AMG replica 17" rims with brand new Pirelli P Zero Nero tires.
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All for the grand total of $1100... drove it home. :D
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85 Mercedes 500SEL grey market euro
Bunch of GM crap
In need of a VW lol

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Re: New toy, not VW but it is German!!!

Post by Briano1234 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:18 am

Wow nice.... You can find out the interior controls by using the web to decipher the controls, or possibly by English versions of the panels.
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Re: New toy, not VW but it is German!!!

Post by Calimus » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:39 pm

Man, that's a dirty gurl. I say sand it down, prime it and then plasti-dip it. Not a bad score at all.
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Re: New toy, not VW but it is German!!!

Post by 1lowcab » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:29 pm

she's definitely dirty! It has a high idle that I have to figure out, its a vacuum leak and we all know how sensitive CIS injection is to vacuum leaks. And it needs brake pads all the way around, other then that she hauls ass!

I'll be removing the door trim (I can't leave anything stock lol), welding the rivet holes and removing the chrome fender trim.
I'm going to sand it all smooth and paint it black or really dark charcoal, going to paint the lower trim and bumpers to match the paint....nothing like a big dark S-class. But first I have to clean it.

I've never owned a Benz before and all I can say is damn, they build them like tanks. Everything feels heavy and solid, you close the doors, hood and trunk and its like WHUMP! bank vault. lol
You can find out the interior controls by using the web to decipher
It did come with the owners manual....but its in German too so no help on the controls. So I'll have to go online
and try and figure it out.
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Re: New toy, not VW but it is German!!!

Post by 84Vert » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:15 pm

Nice find
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Re: New toy, not VW but it is German!!!

Post by ninaathorn » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:28 am

I would love to see it after it has been restored.

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Re: New toy, not VW but it is German!!!

Post by 1lowcab » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:34 pm

Well, took me awhile but it looks a little better now.
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Now to lower it :twisted:
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Re: New toy, not VW but it is German!!!

Post by Briano1234 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:03 pm

ya dipit or flat paint it.
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Re: New toy, not VW but it is German!!!

Post by 1lowcab » Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:52 pm

Briano1234 wrote:ya dipit or flat paint it.

Its actually satin single stage enamal, but looks more flat in the pics for some reason... it has more sheen in person.
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Re: New toy, not VW but it is German!!!

Post by Calimus » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:10 pm

That looks awesome! Well done sir.
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