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Merc 500SEC - Wheeler Dealers

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Been chilin' over the last couple of days and came across this.

I'm a bit of a fan of the Wheeler Dealer show and enjoyed this instalment, besides the butchered YouTube editing...

 

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"80's dentist car" lol.

I really love these old SECs, what a great car they ended up with. Must be honest, with those seats and wood trim they added, I'm surprised they only spent 400 bucks on the interior. 

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Great cars. This is the coupe version of the saloon we have.

The 500 and 560 are siblings. The 560 is slightly lazier, more long-legged; the 500 is more sporty. That said, I find we rarely see more than 3000rpm and even then we're deep into licence-losing territory.

Big cars, but with the suspension set up correctly they handle very well and predictably.

And for a 1980s V8, they're pretty economical too.

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W126 was car of the year, back in the 80's too.  Even in Aus-truckin-falia, from memory!

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Always have loved the 500 SEC. The AMG totally transforms it.

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10 hours ago, Olaf said:

W126 was car of the year, back in the 80's too.  Even in Aus-truckin-falia, from memory!

1981 - the 380SE. :)
Not the best example of the W126, but a great car in it's own right.

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