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Greetings
Soon to be a first time benz owner, bought a 1987 SEL 420 , about month ago, as is $1500. Wow I had no idea what i was getting into, I loved the look of the car but had no idea it was going to be such an event getting this machine road ready, Wheel Nuts were sheared off, and no local mechanic would touch it, found a nice older German gentleman who loves old Benz and has taken on all my issues to get safety completed ( live in Canada ). I have owned and enjoyed many imports over the years, Jaguar , BMW , but never a benz and i'm real excited to get this machine on the road.

I am wondering are there some issues, things I should have looked at or trouble shot , I've read about timing issues . As well can anyone share history, info on this specific car, are they as good as i have read ?? I just cant believe some of the reviews people have written about this specific car, it sounds like this is the holy grail of all automobiles.

I thank you for reading this post and look forward to learning from the wealth of knowledge that is collective within this group.

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Welcome to benzworld. That's a very good choice for a solid reliable Mercedes. I have a 87' Myself. The chassis model number for your car is the W126. Also be sure to fill in your profile from the USER CP towards the top of the forum.

Here is the link for the W126 section below. You'll find lots of info on the W126 section of the forums. Introduce yourself there and post a few pictures of your car.

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