1985 Mercedes 500 SEC Coupe

1985 Mercedes-Benz 500-Series

Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 500-Series
Type: Coupe
Year: 1985
Mileage: 271,944
VIN: WDB1260441A112623
Color: Black
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: San Diego, California, United States

Description for Mercedes-Benz 500-Series 1985

1985 Mercedes Benz 500SEC Coupe

This Mercedes has aswapped motorfrom a Mercedes SL with only 140k miles

V8, 5-Liter, 4973cc

The Good:

Euro Bumpers

AMG Wheels 19.5”

White VDO Gauges (instrument cluster)

Clear dash - no cracks

Brand new tires, never driven on, purchased June 2017 Front tires 225/40/R18 Rear tires 265/35/R18

This Mercedes has a swapped motor from a Mercedes SL with only 140k miles

Good compression on swapped motor

Cylinder #1 165 PSI

Cylinder #2 165 PSI

Cylinder #3 170 PSI

Cylinder #4 165 PSI

Cylinder #5 170 PSI

Cylinder #6 170 PSI

Cylinder #7 165 PSI

Cylinder #8 165 PSI

Interior of fuel tank has been inspected using a boroscope and is OK, no rust.

Ignition system OK

Timing chain and chain rails OK

Car has new fuel tank strainer & new fuel filter

Fuel delivery OK

The Bad:

Needs new/rebuilt distributor - misfiring on cylinders #3 and #7. It has running issues and needs new fuel system components and some TLC.

This Mercedes has a lot of potential. It is a project car at this point. It starts and idles, but roughly. It will need to be towed away upon pick up. Many replacement parts are readily found here on Ebay. It's a good looking car and with paint and body work (it has some rust), it could be stunning.