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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-11-2004, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Tips for Buying a 560sl

I am in the market for a 560sl; I would love to hear some input/insight on what year(s) to look for and which, if any, to stay away from? I have heard rumors to stear clear of the '86, can anyone confirm or deny that? Also, it doesn't appear as if there are many options for that model, any insight on options? Also, did the factory ever offer the rear seats or where they all aftermarket? When looking, what advice can you give to look for that would be a dealbreaker, please help. Thanks to all in advance!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-12-2004, 09:18 PM
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RE: Tips for Buying a 560sl

Yes, for the M117 engine – any noise from the valve cover area, walk away. [:(]
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RE: Tips for Buying a 560sl

I had a 1989 and would definitely recommend it. No problems. Sold it with 48,000 miles on it. Moving and had to part with it or my ML320. The ML made more sense to make a move with. Good luck.
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