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FS - Immaculate 1989 560 SEL For Sale - White, Palomino Leather

I'm reluctantly selling my 1989 560 SEL. It's one of those situations where I just need the garage space for a new acquisition. I worked hard during the last year, sorting this cosmetically excellent example (spent almost $15,000 in mechanical upgrades). This is an all original (interior/exterior) Southern California car (originally purchased in Beverly Hills; currently residing in Palm Springs).

Price: $11,495
Location: Palm Springs, California, USA

I spent a lot of time creating my Hemmings ad (35 photos and a detailed description) - so, please click on this link if you're interested:

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/...l/1789991.html

Thank you for your interest. Feel free to send me a private message or email: jlreed@outlook.com.

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I don't think I saw mileage listed anywhere.

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Mileage

Sorry about that. It's in the Hemmings ad - but, should be here too.

102,000

Two notes to qualify the mileage:

1. I completed significant items on the maintenance list - so, this car is very tight and drives like a car with 30,000 miles (e.g., rebuilt the transmission, fully serviced the suspension (including replacing the rear spheres) and the HVAC system (converted to R134), new tires, rotors and brake pads, new alternator, rebuilt/reconditioned fuel distributor, new tie rods, etc.); I have a pile of service records showing thousands of dollars spent at MB dealerships on a regular basis before I bought the car; and showing almost $15,000 in service/maintenance/repair items in the last 12 months.

2. The car is in excellent, original cosmetic shape because the first owner garaged it, routinely detailed it and had the leather conditioned on a regular basis; and, I've kept up the routine. Please see the photos on the Hemmings link (1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL for sale #1789991 | Hemmings Motor News) to see how well presented this car is.

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I have to ask: Why would you go to the expense and trouble of rebuilding the transmission with only 102k on the clock? Also, who rebuilt it?

Seems like a bit of overkill, and it doesn't add significantly to the value.

Just curious....

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Transmission and Other Expensive Work

I know that many of you will think that I lost my mind - spending a ton of money in the last 12 months to significantly upgrade the mechanicals in this car. Initially, my goal was to keep it for 3 to 5 years and use it as my daily driver - even on longer trips to Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas - so, it had to be reliable, safe and everything had to operate properly (interior buttons/knobs, etc.). In other words, I made the car what I wanted - a luxury sedan that operates as close to new as possible. But, as you all know, the next car sometimes sneaks up on you when you least expect it . . . and then, with limited garage space, something has to go. So, here I am - 5 cars and 4 spaces.

As far as the transmission - I had it rebuilt when it started to hesitate when shifting into reverse. I know - overkill - but, again, I wanted to bring this car to a high level in every way. And, out here in the California desert, I was lucky enough to find a transmission specialist who is an expert in rebuilding Benz transmissions from the '80's and '90's.

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sell the jeep keep the benz
or better yet sell the porsche and keep the benz. if you keep the porsche you will need the benz for when the porsche is at the dealer (45 to 50% of its life)

even at 100k the car is not worth 10k and wont be for another 20 years
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Interesting - you're from NorCal where I would think these sedans would sell for more money than down here in the LA/SD area. I know of several 560 SELs in solid condition that have sold in SoCal for between $8G and $12G in the last year. There is a strong SoCal following for '70's and '80's Benz sedans in excellent condition and/or with low miles. The 20/30 somethings are taking notice and think that it's "cool" to "tool around" in old Benzes - especially along the coast and in the deserts. I'm anticipating a local sale - but, am keeping my fingers crossed for a call from a Hemmings reader . . . someone from back east who wants an original, SoCal car.

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UPDATE - Car sold.

Thank you all for your support and messages. The car sold in 3 days to the first caller. It's been fun. I'm back to contemporary Benz's - taking a break for a couple of years from the classics.

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