I see the roll-top console box in the trunk of one of the pictures, belay that question.
Does the original steering wheel and the roll-top center console (that has been replaced with the cup holder) come with the car?
Nice looking SEC
Hard to say how much time was spent on this car, except for applying Duraflex panels and paint. The rear window seal is not even an MB seal and there are no aluminum strips installed in the seal (can't because it isn't an MB seal - check out the walk around video at 1.45 and you will see what I mean). Seller should point out any major maintenance work - engine maintenance (timing chain, rails, tensioner), suspension work (ball joints, SLS, etc.), or other major areas. These cars can be expensive to catch up on deferred maintenance.
Would also like to know if there are any pics of the panel work done when the Duraflex flares were applied to the car - did the body shop stiffen the panels/flares to provide needed structural rigidity? What adhesive was used to affix the panels? Any rust found under the rear glass?
Seller, from the walk around video, the rear glass should have an aluminum trim insert into the rubber seal that frames the rear glass. This aluminum trim seems missing from the video. Please advise if my eyes are playing tricks!
Beautiful example in classic colors for the A124. My brother has this exact car with 54k miles on it and I have done a good bit of work on his. All the big questions have been asked and answered, so the new owner will have several items to address - upper wiring harness (mandatory), lower wiring harness, Electronic Throttle Actuator (same eco junk wiring - mandatory), hydraulic cylinders (mandatory), head gasket and front timing chain seal (mandatory at some time in the future). The wiring harness is NLA but can be bought off eBay as an updated used harness - just make sure the F.D. date is post 1990's and the harness was removed carefully. The lower harness is not as critical as the upper harness is - also NLA. The ETA is the throttle body and has the crap wiring. Don Roder in Alabama is THE guy to source one from. The hydraulic cylinders are a guarantee failure point and they will all have to be replaced - this is a proactive item so you don't get stuck with a soft top that won't open and won't get stuck with a puddle of hydraulic fluid somewhere. Top Hydraulics is a great choice for the rebuilt cylinders. I would also recommend the new owner buy and replace the 3rd brake light assembly (the whole thing not just the lens) as the rubber seal around the lens fails and water gets into the trunk. Buy two and save one for later. These aren't minor maintenance items - figure $8-$12k. When all done, this Cab will be a wonderful and classy car.
Spirited auction. Well bought.
Unicorn color and as new interior in stunning condition.
Would make a great parts car for a special 500E/E500 with mushroom interior. Just sayin...
JK, great car!
Yes, that is my car - 1984 500SEL AMG, 5.4L SOHC, with the amazing Clarion G-80 rack stereo.
Upper/Lower wiring harnesses replaced and also the EHA wiring rebuilt? Gorgeous car and the interior mushroom/beige is as good as I have seen, and mushroom leather is hard to keep nice. Well preserved car.
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