1982 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL
Car for sale by Mercedes Heritage in Burlingame, California 94010
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Engine #117963 02 204014 - Transmission #722311 02 204014 - Factory order #0 2 229 00128.
Tools - Full handbooks - Original spare wheel/tire (Rial/Pirelli P6) - Two master keys and one wallet key.
This is a rare find: A pre-merger Factory AMG build 500SEL that was ordered with virtually all options available from Mercedes then shipped directly to AMG for one-off build for a private client that included the ultra rare engine out power upgrade. And it remains today absolutely unaltered and comprehensively documented.
Special ordered for Mr Ed Peller of Young Carl & Assc. in Northfield ILL. May 20, 1982 in the following specification before going directly to AMG for further upgrades:
221 LEFT FRONT SEAT, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE
222 RIGHT FRONT SEAT, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE
223 REAR SEAT BENCH ELECTRIC ADJUSTMENT
294 CURTAIN FOR REAR WINDOW
295 CURTAIN AT REAR DOOR LEFT AND RIGHT
406 SINGLE SEAT WITH ORTHOPAEDIC FRONT SEAT BACKREST, LEFT AND RIGHT
410 SLIDING ROOF, ELECTRICALLY OPERATED
430 HEADREST IN THE REAR, LEFT AND RIGHT
440 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL)
452 TWO-TONE HORN
470 ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
487 HYDROPNEUMATIC SPRING SUSPENSION ALL AROUND
504 OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR, RIGHT; ELECTRICALLY CONTROLLED; L.H.D
510 RADIO MB EXQUISIT WITH TRAFFIC NEWS DECODER (VK), WITH RDS (BECKER)
531 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA
543 SUN VISOR WITH VANITY MIRROR, ILLUMINATED, LEFT AND RIGHT
570 FOLDING ARMREST, FRONT
581 AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
590 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE (LAMINATED GLASS)
600 HEADLAMP WIPER/WASHER
611 COURTESY LAMPS FOR FRONT AND REAR DOORS
640 15-HOLE LIGHT ALLOY RIMS
673 HIGH-CAPACITY BATTERY
870 ELECTRIC SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT FRONT SEAT
871 ELECTRIC SEAT HEATER FOR RIGHT FRONT SEAT
877 READING LAMP IN THE REAR
The car was shipped from Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart to AMG in Affalterbach with 65 km on the odometer for the following modifications:
Front Spoiler - Rocker extensions - Deep rear apron - Rear spoiler - AMG label - All plastic exterior parts painted white.
All chrome parts painted black - Grille star removed and hole filled - Rial alloy wheels installed - Steering wheel covered in leather.
Gear shift knob covered in leather - Power increase 45-55 HP (5.0 liter big valve tuning kit) - 3.27 rear axle ratio.
Black wheel arch moldings - Rial wheels w/black centers and white rims - 225/50 VR16 Pirelli P6 tires.
Every modification you see on the car is precisely documented on the AMG documents.
The total cost of the new highly optioned 500SEL and AMG modifications totaled over $62,000.
This included flying the car to the US once completed.
EPA/DOT certification was carried out in August 1982 and the car was delivered to Mr. Peller on August 26,1982.
Documentation includes: EPA/DOT releases w/full retrofit details - AMG invoices - Laboratory testing correspondence - Hand written perliminary sales orders - Illinois vehicle tax invoice - Hand written AMG upgrades estimate - Original bill of sale - Vehicle service contract.
Misc. personal documents from the original owner - And the 500km cylinder head re-torque reminder placard!
And much more.
Incredibly, the car remains today essentially unaltered from the day it was completed at AMG and shows 99k miles on the clock. the AMG added small decals noting the new timing settings.
Misc. paint flaws - Excellent panel fit and gaps - Solid structure - Misc paintwork over the years - No accident evidence.
Painted out chrome black paint flaking in some areas - Headlamps/tail light lenses in good shape - Euro emergency triangle.
Above average paint depth and gloss - MB glass throughout.
Radio/power antenna/cruise control/clock/interior lights/door locks/heated seats all function - Power rear seat functions - Driver's seat does not move through all power functions - Sunroof functions - Hydro-pneumatic suspension raises and lowers - Rear suspension strut(s) leak.
Just out of long term storage in Illinois.
Our recommissioning included: All new suspension accumulators - New brake hoses - New Falken 225/50 R16 tires - Service.
Runs and drives reasonably well - Sold 'as-is' with misc. blemishes and technical needs.
Call for more details.
Roy Spencer @ 650-343-7980 - Pre-purchase inspections available locally.
Global shipping gladly arranged - This 500SEL can soon be inspected soon at my facility in Burlingame, CA - 5 minutes south of SFO.
Providing exceptional cars to the global Mercedes-Benz community for 29 years.
Vehicle History Report
Classic Car ID101170549
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