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Old 05-07-2003, 08:45 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?
1991 Lincoln Town Car Executive (33k miles)
1991 Cadillac Sedan DeVille (77k miles)
1992 Toyota Camry LE (177k miles)
1972 Chevrolet Caprice Kingswood Estate 9-passenger wagon (44k miles)
1973 Pontiac Grand Ville 4-dr hardtop sedan (94k miles)
1988 Mercedes 300SEL (was mine, now mothers)
(Prior MB's: 1974 240D, 1985 380SE, 1984 190D)
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