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Old 06-23-2004, 05:18 PM
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$5200 for a 1985 500SEL in EC a good price?

I have found a local 1985 Mercedes 500SEL 4dr in EC for $5200. It looks very nice, 100% rust free. The dealer (specializes in European cars), said it runs great and it has fairly low miles (was unsure, but I did not get him to go out and look), but it has a clunking sound from the front suspension. He said he thinks it may be a loose bolt, or some bushings required. If it is the bushings, how much does it normally cost to have this repaired? I know that for $5200 I could buy a very nice 81-85 300SD, which I will probably do, but this 500SEL is a very nice car and does deserve considerations.

Does anyone here have a 1984-1985 500SEL?

Thanks for any information.
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Old 06-23-2004, 05:59 PM
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Where's EC?

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Old 06-23-2004, 07:33 PM
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84-85 500 sel (U.S cars) Are my favorite MB models. About 2 years ago I sold my silver 84 500 sel. Man what a car, I currently own a mint 88 560 sel. The 560 is perfect it is realy sweet, but for some reason I miss my 500 sel. THE 500'S due tend to have a bit more fuel injection components, such as a warm up,and a freuency valve. So they are a little more complicated. But still miss that car. I think 5200.00 is a bit much for tha car. But that is my opinion. They are great cars, my 560 is alot better of a car and more fuel efficient. But every time I work on 500 sel I rember mine and start to miss it. Here is a pic of it, I sold it to a guy in Alaska.
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Old 06-23-2004, 08:11 PM
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Old 06-23-2004, 10:07 PM
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Sorry... let me clarify - "EC" - (excellent condition).

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Old 06-24-2004, 12:43 AM
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'89-91 gas S class cars are the way to go. Tons of KE3 info in the archives, MUCH nicer seats, and hundreds and hundreds of improvements.
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