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  1. Mobb

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    What wheels were originally on a R129 SL320 AUTO from the factory?


    Thankyou! :thumb:
     
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    What year?

    Not sure if a VIN decoder says which wheels were fitted but if you post the VIN # I'm sure someone will check for you.
     
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    Depends on vintage. Probably 16" Alamaks (aka 8-holes) for earlier ones; Monkars, Albalis or Sadors on later cars.
     
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    1998 R, Sorry I dont have the VIN
     
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    I'd take a stab that the most common option for that year would be Albali's

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    I would concur, although perhaps the smaller Monkars on a 320?
     
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    Are they easily found on ebay? how much am I looking at for a set?
     
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    Not hugely common, but you stand a good chance of finding a set from someone who upgraded.

    They're largely ignored by buyers in favour of AMG's, so they don't command massive sums.
     
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    What should I be searching for? A search done on ebay (SL Alloys, wheels) both with and without tyres turned up one set of Albali's and they are 700 pounds..
     
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    It will be a case of keeping up the general searches, they are rarely listed on ebay by their model names.

    Place a wanted ad here, as I mentioned a lot of people have them from upgrades but have never really considered selling. I have a set of 8-holes and a set of Brabus Monoblock IV's in storage from previous fitments to the SL.
     
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    Thanks guys :thumb:
     
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    Just to add that on the '96-'97 SL280/320/500 the standard wheel was actually the 12-hole alloy. 8-hole wheels were a factory option (£189.23 :)).

    The SL600 got 8-holes as standard, and the SL60 had the AMG split-rims.
     
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    This one?
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    That's the one.

    On the price list they are just referred to as '12 hole design' and '8 hole' ... doesn't even give the diameter (16")!
     
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    Lovely, according to Chris Murray's site they are 16" Monkars.
     
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    I'll be needing to get rid of my Albalis soon as I'm going to be upgrading. They are alright but probably worth refurbing before use. I doubt they'll be worth an awful lot (maybe £200 or so for the set).
     
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    What you looking to upgrade to?
     
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