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Mercedes SL500 gets bagged with a new wheel set and clear blinkers

05-04-2020 11:00
Many are those who call the Mercedes-Benz SL500 roadster from the 1990s era the single best open-top Mercedes vehicle in history. No wonder: the car packs numerous innovations in terms of both design and equipment.

Many are those who call the Mercedes-Benz SL500 roadster from the 1990s era the single best open-top Mercedes vehicle in history. No wonder: the car packs numerous innovations in terms of both design and equipment.

Still, as time flies by, age begins to tell. How do you spruce up an old car that doesn’t really need anything beyond a minor refresh? By changing the wheels and a few other details, of course! This is what Paul, owner of this particular SL500, did, too.

The roadster no rides on a set of fifteen52 Tarmac alloy wheels measuring 18 inches across and 8.5 inches wide. The retro-look spokes and rims boast the same foam-white finish as the car body, and the bolts are red for contrast.

A small, yet pleasant detail reveals itself when you look at the lighting. Turn blinkers at both ends lose their vivid orange housings in favor of far more elegant clear-glass ones.

Height-adjustable Airride suspension rounds off the list of modifications, implemented with CAtuned W124 struts on the front axle and Bilstein B8 shocks on the rear one. Paul said he wanted to add some AMG body kit parts to the mix later on, and we are excited to see that done.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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