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Des

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1000SEL?
« on: 13 July 2006, 06:55 AM »
Is this for real?

http://www.moflo.com/gallery/1984-1000SEL

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Re: 1000SEL?
« Reply #1 on: 13 July 2006, 11:59 AM »

It seems that it's just a 560SEL by the California tag  ???


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Re: 1000SEL?
« Reply #2 on: 13 July 2006, 06:10 PM »
A really tacky red and white "1000SEL" hit ebay several months ago...it was just a modified 560 with really cheesy white leather interior...terrible 80's mod's, made the AMG's from that era look tasteful. 
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Re: 1000SEL?
« Reply #3 on: 14 July 2006, 01:21 AM »
I'm sorry thats crap.  I think it differs only from a standard 560 in the badge.  I think this is something along the lines of "bling" - its all about surface impressions - no substance. 

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Re: 1000SEL?
« Reply #4 on: 14 July 2006, 03:41 AM »
I'm sorry thats crap.  I think it differs only from a standard 560 in the badge.  I think this is something along the lines of "bling" - its all about surface impressions - no substance. 

Ryan

damm, and here I was thinking MB had taken some left over Messerschmitt fighter plane engines and crammed them under the hood.

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Re: 1000SEL?
« Reply #5 on: 14 July 2006, 04:19 AM »
Actually if it is a 1984, it cant be a 560.  Its probably a 500SEL with a later 560 engine in it.  Maybe its bored and stroket to 10 litres?.  NOT. 

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Re: 1000SEL?
« Reply #6 on: 14 July 2006, 04:55 AM »
what r the 3 buttons on the rear doors? window (obvious); elec reclining seat (probably); and....?? ....heated rear seat??
sigh....sitting back contemplating the next purchase..!

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Re: 1000SEL?
« Reply #7 on: 14 July 2006, 10:38 AM »
Actually if it is a 1984, it cant be a 560.   

Good eye  ;) The VIN number 126.036 makes it a 500SE .


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Re: 1000SEL?
« Reply #8 on: 16 July 2006, 11:40 PM »
Maybe the seceond M117 500 is in the trunk?  :-\

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Re: 1000SEL?
« Reply #9 on: 01 August 2006, 07:05 AM »
Mercedes did not make a 1000SEL but a few coach builders would customize a 500SEL and call it a 1000SEL. There is one made by Chameleon here locally in Atlanta. It has a custom dash and a huge carage clock up front and the rear seat is split by a bar and a TV set.

It looks like it should live on a Miami vice set. These sort of conversions were very popular in the 80's. I have seen other horrors like w126 and w201 cars with the 560SEC hood and light cluster and let's not forget the gull wing and testarossa body kits on the SEC's.

OK it's time to roll up the sleeves on my jacket and don the wayfarers.

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Al
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Re: 1000SEL?
« Reply #10 on: 01 August 2006, 09:57 AM »

OK it's time to roll up the sleeves on my jacket and don the wayfarers.


Don't forget the fake doublure and espadrilles with no socks ;)