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F/S 1991 Mercedes 560 SEL w/ less than 126k miles.


Hey guys its time to let her go. Car is located in Boise, ID.

1991 560 SEL

125,8** miles as of this posting.

Leather Mushroom Interior

Smoke Silver Metallic Paint

Heated seats front and rear.

Reclining back seat.

2 Kicker Competition 10" Subs in a box.

Alpine CD Player with Ipod hooked up. Model - CDA-9884

All the power windows work without any problems.

Comes with the owners manual and 2 keys.

Also have the original First Aid Kit.

All the doors and trunk open and close perfectly.

Sunroof opens and closes great except for when you open it upwards it needs a little nudge on occasion.

Windows are tinted 5% all around.

Seats are all in great condition except for drivers seat. When your in the seat there is a small tear on the left side where your ribs would be.

Washed weekly and waxed monthly. (Except for winter season)

Oil changed every 3-4k miles with synthetic oil.

A/C works great.

Monovalve was changed last winter so heater works.

It has scratches and some minor cosmetic issues but it is in great condition for a 91.

The hood has some dents and trunk has a good amount of scratches on it.

I have new accumulators just haven't installed them yet. The ride is a little bouncy.

On occasion the car wont start. You have to put it into drive then back into park and then start it.

It also dies on rare occasion after you start it up then go into drive. It feels like it has no fuel going through the fuel pump.

So after it dies you'd have to start it up again and wait a few seconds before going.
I changed the fuel filter so the pump just might need a cleaning.

It does not have a clean title.

Mechanically the engine runs fairly well but could use a tuneup.


Here's what came up from the Russian Website when I entered my VIN.

Model 560 SEL
Chassis 1260391A564371
Engine 117968 12 093293
Transmission 722350 03 422128
Order 0 0 705 48560
Approx. year not defined
Lights BOSCH
Cab 08689
Dealer United States (USA) (705)
Interior leather mushroom (265)
702 smoke silver metallic (с 01.01.1983)
65 Unknown code
226 modification: catacolor-glass for crank window (с 01.08.1964 по 30.11.1965)
warning sign fixture mounting parts (с 01.02.1969 по 30.04.1970)
front seat backrest parts for headrests (с 01.10.1971 по 31.01.1972)
footrests in the rear (с 01.01.1980)
catacolor-glass for windshield + crank window (с 01.11.1963 по 31.07.1964)
heat absorbing glass driver door left + right (с 01.12.1965 по 28.02.1967)
291 airbag for front passenger
airbag for front passenger (с 01.10.1993)
airbag for driver and front passenger (с 01.07.1987 по 30.09.1993)
airbag for driver and front passenger (if driver airbag standard - then only for passenger)
garment trunk, large (с 01.02.1967 по 31.05.1973)
trunk set, 7-piece (с 01.01.1976 по 31.08.1978)
300 storage box in front tray (с 01.05.1988)
taxi design without compartment wall, taximeter instrument panel (с 01.01.1968 по 31.07.1968)
340 additional 3rd stop lamp (с 01.10.1989)
front seat, right, lower (с 01.03.1967 по 28.02.1986)
461 instrument with mileage reading and english lettering (с 01.04.1990)
494 California version
California version (с 01.05.1973 по 31.12.1995)
version for USA/California/Canada (с 01.01.1996)
490 + 492 (с 01.12.1966 по 30.09.1967)
519 Becker radio Grand Prix electronic cassette - USA (с 01.08.1980 по 30.11.1990)
Becker radio Grand Prix LW/MW/SW/USW - USA (с 01.01.1963 по 29.02.1972)
Becker radio Grand Prix stereo MW/USW - USA (с 01.10.1972 по 31.12.1976)
Becker radio Mexico Grand Prix, electronic (USA)
524 Reims adapter IV (с 01.04.1962 по 28.02.1963)
paintcoat preservation (с 01.01.1964)
551 anti-theft warning system (с 01.11.1978 по 31.03.1998)
anti-theft/anti-break-in warning system with anti-towing system (с 01.04.1998)
steering wheel, ivory-colored (с 01.01.1963 по 31.05.1973)
581 Thermoking air conditioner (с 01.04.1970 по 31.12.1972)
automatic climate control (с 01.01.1977)
592 wyellow foglamps (с 01.01.1963 по 31.10.1965)
heat-insulating glass, all-around, heated rear window pane (laminated glass), band filter
heat-insulating glass, side window panes (с 01.02.1967 по 31.01.1971)
green heat-insulating glass all round, heated rear window, laminated safety glass - tinted strip (с 01.01.1972)
639 radial-ply tires, elimination of warning triangle (с 01.11.1973 по 31.10.1974)
elimination of first-aid box and warning triangle (с 01.08.1977)
801 Change of year of model, last figure shows new model year
810 roof-mounted loudspeaker (с 01.11.1962 по 30.11.1972)
loudspeaker, sound package
sound package (bose) (с 01.12.1986)
872 electric seat heater for rear seat bench, left and right (с 01.10.1972)
873 seat heater for left and right front seats (с 01.02.1984)


The reason I am selling is because I need to get something more economical.

I don't know what price to ask for so if you would like to make an offer or get my phone number please send me a PM.

Also for the guys have sold cars like this before what should I ask for this one?

If you have any questions feel free to PM me or just post here I will answer as soon as I can.

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Optimistically on a good day with luck, $2,000+ (but less than $3,000), IMO.
Realistically - $1,000 give or take a few hundred, IMHO.

1) It does not have a clean title.
2) mechanical problems - starting, dies, have to wait... etc... tune-up & injection issues?
3) Has timing chain been changed/updated... and documented?
4) Cosmetic issues & dents & scratches
5) very thirsty V8
6) last but not least, IT DOES NOT HAVE A CLEAN TITLE
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Its so sad. This was the best S-Class Mercedes ever made. And now they are just rotting away.
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Goodluck on the sale

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Sounds like you have fuel accumulator problems.

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