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1981 MERCEDES 380SEL W126

Hi, I am planning on buying a second hand 380 SEL. What problems should I look for as I have never owned a merc before.
I hear rust can be a major problem with mercs. Thanks for the help, look forward to my first merc. [:)]

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Post this in the w126 forum. There is a FAQ that might answer your questions. The w126 is one of the best MB made.
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finding a parking spot in town
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RE: 1981 MERCEDES 380SEL W126

Where you are located and where the car has spent its life will determine the rust issue. Parts for a w126 are NOT cheap. They are fairly easy to work on yourself. The CD manual from MB is also available for $20. Like I said post on the w126 forum. Just about everyone over there love this chassis run. If you need info and parts thats the place to be. BTW what is the mileage etc on the car?
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180,000 kms
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Do these have the same timing belt issues as the 107s?

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