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Old 03-27-2004, 09:25 PM
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500SEL made in 1982???

I have been under the impression that the 500SEL was made in the USA from 1983-1985, or from 1984-1985. There is a local 1982 Mercedes, with a "500SEL" badge on the trunk. It only registers 85mph, which is normal for a USA 1982 Mercedes. It is a USA model, as far as I know. It has the MPH speedmoter. The car is in good condition, with 194K. They are asking $3000 nego for it. I think it is more like a $2000 car. I am a little interested in it, but that 500SEL on a 1982 has me concerned. Does anyone know if a 500SEL was indeed made for 1982? Perhaps the trunk lid was replaced a long time ago, or perhaps someone preferred the 500 badge. The paint looks original, so I do not think that the trunk has even been changed. Any information??
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(Prior MB's: 1974 240D, 1985 380SE, 1984 190D, 1993 400SEL)
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