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Old 05-07-2003, 09:45 PM
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An 82 Mercedes 500SEL?

I located what is listed as a 1982 Mercedes 500SEL. I thought the first year for the 500SEL was 1984? I think it is an American model, since it has MPH and not KPH, which is one thing I noticed first. Also, it has the 85MPH speedometer, which the 1982s have. Also, the car has a driver side airbag. I thought 1984 was also the first year for this option on the North American models? I think the European models had airbag option before 84, but not sure. Is this car possibly a special ordered North American 82 500SEL? I think Europe had a 500SEL before 1984, but the 80MPH speedo is what is not making sense. Any clues?
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