1984 Mercedes 500SEL Convertible Caruna Conversion
Spotted in New York is a 1984 Mercedes Convertible Caruna Conversion. This is a convertible conversion on a 4 door sedan was done in Switzerland by a company called Caruna. They were possibly the best known for these four door conversions on the W126 S Class Body. Caruna did a conversion on the SE body which is shorter with a higher boot as well as the 500 SEL body. This is the longer wheel base version and was thought to be a more beautiful design. Unlike the other conversion companies, these cars had a rear glass window that folded neatly in the trunk. The early cars were fitted with 2 separate seats in the rear instead of a bench seat. This was done to prevent the weight of 5 persons to damage the car’s integrity. A complete car in 1984 was 166,000 Swiss Francs ( $173,000 USD) and increased from there based on options.
Is this Caruna Conversion desirable?
Steve mJuly 11, 2017
Hi there I’m looking for information on this 1984 Caruna Mercedes-Benz 500SEL has any one have knowledge of this car can they please get back to me I’ll give you my email and phone number (347)267-2960.. Monetti1964@gmail.con thank
Fredi VollenweiderSeptember 21, 2017
I am the owner of two cars from Caruna, the Peugeot 504 V6 Targa and the spider, the first car made by caruna. This Mercedes is on its way to Germany. Do you have some more information?
Fredi Vollenweider, Switzerland
AyhanMarch 18, 2018
This car 500sel is now mine. I bougt it.