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    Thread: AMG 1985 500SEC Wide Body Conversion

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      03-15-2012 01:10 PM #176
      Perfection.

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      03-16-2012 07:43 PM #177
      Thank you.

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      03-19-2012 01:08 AM #178
      Man...I'm sorry I'm so late to this party, but that thing is beautiful! Congrats on a job really, really, really well done. Wish it was mine!
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      03-19-2012 02:19 PM #179
      Hey, here's a shot of your car's cousin!




      Spied this little cutie on the way home from work last week.

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      03-27-2012 12:16 AM #180
      Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Dave View Post
      Hey, here's a shot of your car's cousin!




      Spied this little cutie on the way home from work last week.
      Sweet. Looks to be a Koenig Special with aftermarket wheels.


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      03-27-2012 12:34 AM #181
      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      Man...I'm sorry I'm so late to this party, but that thing is beautiful! Congrats on a job really, really, really well done. Wish it was mine!
      Ty. Maybe a future project for you?

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      03-27-2012 03:14 AM #182
      Quote Originally Posted by 48hp View Post
      Ty. Maybe a future project for you?
      Oh god... that almost made me want to cry. I cream myself over clean 80's benzes, and this is the literal epitome of the w126 to me.

      No offense to you Rut, but older cars don't tend to fare well on TG/FG. Maybe if James May did a review of it. He did do a decent job when he got his hands on the gulling and california.
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      04-03-2012 11:45 AM #183
      For those interested in more early AMG info and networking, I've put together a website dedicated to classic AMG models.

      www.mercedes-AMG-classic.com

      Hope you enjoy!

      Cheers,

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      04-03-2012 11:48 AM #184
      I've had a very bad urge to pick up a 380SEC lately...
      Driving a beater Lexus to save up for a fun car, driving a beater Lexus to save up for a fun car, driving a beater Lex.....

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      04-03-2012 02:03 PM #185
      Saw the beast in person at last weekend's C&C. It looked amazing, even when it had to be towed due to a faulty alternator belt .
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      04-03-2012 05:25 PM #186
      Quote Originally Posted by 48hp View Post
      For those interested in more early AMG info and networking, I've put together a website dedicated to classic AMG models.

      www.mercedes-AMG-classic.com

      Hope you enjoy!
      Please keep us posted on how long it takes for Mercedes' lawyers to contact you about using their name. I hope it's a long time.

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      04-03-2012 06:06 PM #187
      Quote Originally Posted by 48hp View Post
      For those interested in more early AMG info and networking, I've put together a website dedicated to classic AMG models.

      www.mercedes-AMG-classic.com

      Hope you enjoy!

      Cheers,
      Awesome!

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      04-25-2012 03:31 PM #188
      Quote Originally Posted by AeroWagon View Post
      Awesome!
      Glad you like it! The website primarily features the 1980's AMG Classic models, R/C107, W123, W124, W126, etc. Lots of eye-candy on the main site and an evergrowing forums section for sharing information relating to those early AMG years.

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      05-24-2012 01:03 AM #189
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Saw the beast in person at last weekend's C&C. It looked amazing, even when it had to be towed due to a faulty alternator belt .
      finally got around to editing and uploading this picture from 3/31 cars and coffee. it does look amazing, even on the back of a flatbed.


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      05-24-2012 01:42 AM #190
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      finally got around to editing and uploading this picture from 3/31 cars and coffee. it does look amazing, even on the back of a flatbed.




      My reaction when I'll never get to own one this beautiful.

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      07-04-2012 10:20 AM #191
      Mercedes Enthusiast Magazine - July 2012

      Grab the July 2012 issue. There's a nice little write-up on the widebody on page 80, "Rolling Thunder." Hope you enjoy!


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      07-04-2012 05:19 PM #192
      Awesome job saving that car ! Congrats with making the magazine cover too !

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      07-04-2012 06:44 PM #193
      Found this under one of my saved CL searches.

      http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/3115239396.html

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      07-04-2012 06:46 PM #194
      that is one sick benz great job
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      07-20-2012 06:48 PM #195
      Danke!

      Spiced up the interior a bit referencing my muse, the 500SEC 32v AMG Wide Body featured in the July 1984 German Magazine Publication, "Auto Motor und Sport," Dan Miller Auto Tops and Interiors reproduced this Gembella styling, designed for AMG, door card insert.

      Coupled with the AMG styled door wood trim by Madera Concepts, the inserts offer a unique touch to the coupe's cabin.






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      07-26-2012 01:15 PM #196
      Recently shot a short little video test of the 500SEC Wide body and did a quick edit of the footage. Loaded up on the AMG Classic Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Merce...07798765975892

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      08-08-2012 07:36 PM #197
      and a fitting final touch to the interior; period correct AMG carpet inlay floor mats. Interior done.


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      08-08-2012 07:40 PM #198
      If anyone is in the area during Peebles Beach Auto Week, you should really make it a point to visit Legends of the Autobahn at Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel Valley, CA August 17th.

      This is a four marque annual event which includes BMW, Porsche, Mercedes and for the first time Audi.

      More info here:

      http://legendsoftheautobahn.org/Home.html

      Hope to see you there!

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      08-09-2012 02:31 AM #199
      Quote Originally Posted by 48hp View Post
      If anyone is in the area during Peebles Beach Auto Week, you should really make it a point to visit Legends of the Autobahn at Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel Valley, CA August 17th.

      This is a four marque annual event which includes BMW, Porsche, Mercedes and for the first time Audi.

      More info here:

      http://legendsoftheautobahn.org/Home.html

      Hope to see you there!
      Can't find the admission price, if any.

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      08-09-2012 03:00 AM #200
      Quote Originally Posted by 48hp View Post
      and a fitting final touch to the interior; period correct AMG carpet inlay floor mats. Interior done.

      a) Very nice final touch!
      b) Common, man, you should have someone take some proper pics of the car. Such a tease to watch some smartphone pics of such a gorgeous thing.
      c) You should hint about your car to Mercedes in Germany. I'm sure they'd be interested in featuring your car in their AMG Facebook page or something.
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