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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1984 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC AMG

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You are viewing a pristine 1984 Mercedes 500 SEC Euro Retrofit AMG. The engine is Euro spec M117.963 with Euro logs. It’s is an icon from the luxury car market of the 1980’s which commanded a market price of about $85,000 new. With AMG treatment around $100,000.

This example was imported by Mr. Martin Wohnlich evidenced by his name that remains affixed the drivers side door pillar.

Prior to my ownership this vehicle was owned by a German gentlemen in Naples, FL where it remained for several years. During this period, it was impeccably maintained by qualified Euro technicians as evidence by numerous records. The timing chain, guides, tensioner and cam oilers were services during the period and shows about 40K miles on that recommended 100K miles service requirement.

In 2009, I purchased the vehicle and have owned it since. When I received the vehicle it was in strong mechanical condition and remaines that way today. The cosmetic condition of the vehicle was more than acceptable but exhibited some clear coat peeling on the hood and top. After a couple years of use I commissioned Powell Paint and Body, a high quality local body shop to strip and repaint the vehicle. The paint has been color sanded and buffed and is of top quality. I had previously located authentic AMG body parts which were installed and finished during the process creating a period correct retrofit AMG. I was then able to source a set of authentic AMG ATS period correct Penta wheels which were renewed by Wheel Wizard of Atlanta prior to installation. You can see them in the photos.

This work created what you see today. One beautiful example of what about $100K would buy you in 1984.

The interior is in excellent condition without tears or rips. The dash is in excellent condition. There are one or two very small plastic pieces missing but are so insignificant that it does not distract from the visual quality.

To enhance the long term experience, along with this sale I am including a spare set of dash wood, amber corner lights in case you prefer them over the clear corners currently installed, the wipers for the Euro headlights which I failed to have painted, and a nostalgic Nardi steering wheel.

The engine is in strong operating condition and can be driven anywhere. It has recently undergone a complete service by a local Mercedes Guru.

1984 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC AMG 1984 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC AMG 1984 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC AMG 1984 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC AMG

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