The car is finished in Black (040) with matching lower cladding and chrome trim around the windows. Features include authentic AMG-stamped side skirts, front valance and lip spoiler, as well as painted chrome trim on the grille, bumpers, and badging. Euro-market bumpers remain mounted along with European-market headlamps and a metal sunroof with tilt function. The seller notes clear spidering in the paint and a minor crack on the rear passenger fender arch caused by chrome fender arches which have since been removed. Various rock chips can be seen on the nose and the body shows minor door dings which the seller believes can be removed with paintless dent repair.
A walk around and driving video of the car has been provided by the seller below.
The 80’s were a really good time to be alive. There was big hair, rock and roll, neon lights, Miami Vice, and no one had ever heard of Twitter or Facebook. You could also turn your flagship S-Class Mercedes-Benz into the most sinister looking land yacht in town thanks to the good folks at AMG. And this is pre merger AMG we’re talking about here; Where there were no limitations on how you could modify your car as long as your checkbook could back it up. When it comes to embracing the attitude and style of the 80’s, this black 500SEL does it extremely well. The AMG body kit along with the painted Penta wheels and monochromed bumpers, grille, and badging transform the W126 in the best way possible. To add to that, this is also a Euro spec which packs a heavier punch in power under the hood from the factory and the recent service performed should be a huge added benefit. While some versions did get the upgraded 6.0 engines, values have now rocketed into the six figures for those and at a fraction of the price you can still get the look, feel, and experience while allowing your indie mechanic to take care of all service needs. Sounds like a winning combination to us.
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