1981 Mercedes 500SEL - Euro - Extremely Rare Options - Fully Documented

Price: US $15,900.00 Item location: Burlingame, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 500-Series
  • Trim: NA
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 149,000
  • VIN: 00000000000000000
  • Engine size: 5.0 liter Alloy V8
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1981 Mercedes-Benz 500-Series

1981 500SEL European model - Astral Silver/Black velour - VIN: WDB12603712009463 - California car from new

Titled new in California on Oct 1981. A cost-no-object special ordered SEL fitted with the following factory options:

  • Limited slip differential.
  • Full hydro-pneumatic suspension (essentially a 6.9 system).
  • Privacy curtains.
  • Sunroof
  • Trunk mounted refrigerator(!)
  • Front and rear heated seats.
  • Orthopedic front seats.
  • ABS - Sunroof.
  • Cruise control.
  • Auxiliary engine heater (currently off the car)
  • Power antenna and more...
  • Power rear seat (inop)

Documentation includes: Original bill of sale. Factory order sheet - Original registration receipt. Handbook packet.

Many service records - Clean CarFax.

148k miles - Fitted with rare ATS 15" Bundt style alloys. Plus: AMG front and rear spoilers (included but not on the car.)

This SEL retains its Euro short bumpers and Euro headlamps and is likely one of the most comprehensively equipped 126 series SELs in existence.

Never damaged - Older repaint still looking nice - Misc. interior velour wear - Spare driver's seatback velour cover included.

Clean inner wheel wells - Crisp clean undercarriage with original finishes.

Massive service included: fresh steering box, engine mounts, driveshaft support and flex disc, brake hoses.

new front and rear brake discs/pads, drive belts, spark plugs, radiator, motor mounts, driveshaft support, brake flush.

New OE rear exhaust - Timing chain inspected and noted as recently replaced - Transmission replaced 37k miles ago.

Perfect compression - 180 psi all cylinders - Suspension has not bled a millimeter since it arrived - Restored front and rear bumper covers.

Contact Roy Spencer @650-343-7980 for more details. This unique 500SEL can be inspected at my facility in Burlingame, CA - 5 minutes south of SFO.

Pre-purchase inspections available locally. Not available for a sale in California.

Have a look at the comprehensive photo essay below. Be sure to fully scroll to the bottom image.