SwissBliss bid $900
Any update @ammaraj24 ?
Please don't continue the cycle of not verifying and selling to another poor schmuck later...
@mbmarket - Gripping grain, swanging and bangin.......Love the Paul Wall reference, Blakely! IYKYK.....
Very good price for both buyer and seller. Also, shout-out to the legendary 560SEC wizard, @magicbigdaddy
@MBFahrer - what does that even matter, especially on an 83 500se (no offense, seriously...) -- the only person that would know would be you, the fact that the downpipes are not AMG is such an incredibly trivial detail that does not matter, especially on a non-AMG car. The only reason these are so valued is that they are damn near perfect headers which would cost many thousand for a custom exhaust shop to create with a similar or higher (if possible) level of performance. The downpipes just connect the headers to the rest of the exhaust, essentially straight tubes...
If I had to choose from my $2000 (I checked what I had paid and it wasn't $1750 :-( ) set that included downpipes, but not ceramic coated, vs. these and had my exhaust shop fab downpipes (while they were fabbing the rest of the exhaust anyway) , it would be a no-brainer.... ESPECIALLY if I could get them for same price or less, considering I was quoted $400+ for ceramic coating.
Someone is going to get a helluva deal, regardless of price, just due to how rare these are. If you have a W126 or 560SEC , JUMP ON THESE....
BRB... going to post this ad to BenzWorld to help seller (& my SEC friends) out. GLWA!!!
WOW!!! These are the holy grail right here....
For reference, I paid $1750 earlier this year, and they were not as nice nor ceramic coated like these. They did have downpipes though...
Add a custom exhaust with X Pipe & Cat delete and muffler of choice (I went with a valved Valvetronic kit which allows you to open them up at the push of a wireless button) and you are in sonic heaven. Additionally, the trusty butt dyno confirms a noticeable power boost.
Buyer is going to get a helluva great and very very rare and unique set of headers!
Could I please get a shipping quote to Texas, USA (75077 zip code)
@ammaraj24 - I will be following you on reddit for sure.... (Have never been on Instagram once in my life, not today, satan) VERY interested in how this turns out!
Am I the only one feeling the seller is constantly dogging the engine questions. Does he not understand that the body parts bring negligible value to this car unless there is 100% certainty this is a true 6.0 AMG?!?!!?!
I would even bet that he is losing money vs just being advertised as a 500SL. $50-$100k+ left on the table without evidence. Even if a PPI was $5k, it is an insane decision if the seller truly knows the provenance of the vehicle. And it is also a glaring red flag if the seller does not go to whatever lengths necessary, big or small, to confirm this is a true 6.0 AMG...
Don't even get me started on the likely lost value vs. just being honest, of this due to the seller not publishing or (even worse) not pursuing this information within the next 7 days.
I for one am withholding a bed until proper evidence is presented....
!Remind me 6 days!
I have not ever logged on/looked at Instagram once in my life. Not today, Satan!
I am just curious, how much would a M113 / M113K swap cost, with either a 6 Speed Manual, or this same 722 auto swap?
Total, all in, if you were shipped a Grade A SEC that did not need anything other than a new engine, trans, and 400 more HP?
This comment section is on fire. I hope this goes to 100k and am extremely thankful for all of the Kweik supporters showing out....
It has solidified my decision to have Matt take my 560 to the next level, 600hp+ . King of C126 Restomods, Master of MBMarket, all hail the champ....
Matt, I don't think there could have been a better response from a better seller than that. When you said personal m113K it was checkmate, bravo. I had no idea Matt / @kwiekclassics built this car, he is an SEC legend.
Also, to clarify, no hate at all....The seller has built an impressive canvas, and I truly hope this meets reserve/gets full value, as well as the buyer getting a great deal with enough funds to complete the build!
I am in awe. Both at everything done, but also of the thought process of not swapping a 113K instead. While it is a huge miss, if this can be had for under 20k it would be a decent deal....and the new owner can definitely do right by adding a Kompressor...
Speaking from experience as an SEC owner with 100k into mine (everything this + more) with the only thing missing is a proper engine swap. 500rwhp+ Kompressor or bust!!! Coming soon. Until then, this is *somewhat* of a top dog.
I am sure many remember the fake BaT auction of the 245k SEC that had everything touched but the engine, Pierre had a helluva reaction vid to it... This one had the right idea, but fell short. One day someone will go the distance to give these legends a proper restomod that they deserve, one that truly checks all the boxes...
Until then.....all we can do it wait, while the builders build.
In closing....to quote the great Mike Ehrmantraut .... "No more half measures.... (https://youtu.be/7BE4QcwX4dU)
@BigD laying that pipeeeee! Nicely done sir, well deserved.... ::clink::
Would you accept Bitcoin?
It'd be a devastatingly stupid decision (not to accept it ofc) , but I am getting a woody thinking of this next my black 560 AMG Tribute on air ride...
Bravo, seller, bravo...
This thing deserves 1.5-2+ BTC
I have 100k into my AMG 560 Tribute and would trade for this in heartbeat (providing she goes for less than 50k) - I am about 400hp and 60k away from my goal. Slow is smooth, smooth is fast...
I am going to be super embarrassed if my answer to this question is: "the rear windows do not go down on this pillarless coupe" but I would not be able to sleep tonight if I didn't....
Why are there no pictures of the rear windows in the down position?
@cmaack25 - You know what you have to do!
@kwiekclassics - I will be reaching out soon in regards to a supercharger kit I am designing with Elbe Engineering out in Europe. Would love to have your input and/or contributions!!
@kwiekclassics - tell me/us more about this AMG conversion 👀
What a steal Mack Daddy!!! Enjoy the hell out of this!
This car is worth 50k for sure. If it were authentic AMG with double the miles it would be worth a quarter million. What a steal!
@merc2000 wow, I am even more impressed seeing that you built her. Amazing. I know how hard those AMG bits are to come by!
@thembmarket - is it possible to remove the typo in my username and change to SwissBliss ? 🙏
This is such a great buy for anything less than $50k. I am speaking as an owner of a black on black 560 with 100k+ into the restomod build. I can't tell you how much I would give to have this as a sister, but need the money for engine swap.
Good luck to the bidders. Bravo, seller, bravo!!!
Also shout-out to @thembmarket for giving us such an amazing forum for our specialized passions..
So a dash cap, not a replacement new old stock dash?
Go Vico, Go Vico!!!!
Let's go Vico and The Patina Crew!!!!
And for further reference, new seats (I went with Recaro CSEs) can be had for <$4000, including new upholstery. I am sure you could reupholster the existing seats for much cheaper.
IMHO this could be "restored" for less than 10k, to include some engine work and definitely a detail. I have no idea what reserve is but due to condition I think there is soooo much money going to be left on the table. I am a bidder and will be keeping an eye on this.
For reference, I was able to replace all the woodgrain for less than $1000
See here for pics of what Igor from Restored in USA can do for the Woodgrain. He did an amazing job on my 560SEC:
@lowphat88 can you reach out on BenzWorld @SwissBliss, perhaps we can work something out...
I had an internet outage, I am so so very bummed, would have paid much more for these. Oh well, will keep my eyes out for another set.
Bidders please keep in mind we will have to pay an additional $225 in addition to the final sale price, and possibly other fees. Also, I really really need these to complete my build :-D
@FatFrog Yep, purchased in March of this year. New seats, wheels, audio, woodgrain. Just need these lights and a few other things to complete the build.
They will be going here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/GQ961p8bB6kEyZss8
- Doug in Dallas
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