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FS: 1989 560SEL / Midnight blue / 71k miles

Hello everyone. I'm selling my 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL. It has a Midnight Blue exterior with Palomino interior. I bought it 6 years ago from the original owner. It has 71,500 miles. The car has spent most of its life in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Very well documented service history. File literally inch thick with receipts. About $15,000 spent on maintenance in the last 5,000 miles. This includes the following;

Top end engine rebuild and related work;
- New head gasket, intake manifold gaskets, exhaust manifold gaskets, valve cover gaskets etc...
- New valve stem oil seals and guides
- New plenum gaskets (pretty much anything made of rubber in the engine bay has been replaced)
- New vacuum lines
- New timing chain
- New timing chain tensioner
- New timing chain guide rails
- New camshaft oiler tube clips
- New idle control valve
- New coolant hoses everywhere
- New vacuum lines and check valves
- New spark plugs
- New spark plug wires
- New distributor cap
- New engine mounts
- New engine shock absorber
- New engine oil pan, pan bolts, pan gasket, oil filter
- New fuel pump relay

Misc transmission work;
- Various seals and O-rings replaced to fix leaks (B1 reaction valve cover, dip stick o-ring etc..)
- New transmission shifter linkage bushings
- New transmission oil pan, gasket, filter, fluid changed

Rear suspension rebuilt;
- New SLS Rams (hydropneumatic shocks x2)
- New SLS accumulators/nitrogen spheres x2
- New SLS high pressure lines and fluid flushed
- New sway bar end links
- New coil springs
- New spring pads
- New shock top rubber buffers
- New tires (and rims were professionally refurbished)

Steering work;
- Rebuilt steering gearbox
- New steering tie rods (inner and outer on both sides)

Body work;
- New rear windscreen. Imported from Germany (replaced due to delamination of defroster element)
- New hood insulation

Heater work;
- New HVAC blower motor
- New heater monovalve

Brake work;
- New brake discs/rotors (x4)
- New brake pads (x4)

Interior work;
- New odometer gears
- New cruise control stalk (cruise control works!)
- New floor mats
- All wood trim refinished at Madera Concepts

- New Bosch battery

Always genuine Mercedes parts used when available. No URO or Febi-Bilstein Chinese crap installed.

Under body was rust proofed with Corrosion Free 3000 many years ago.

The car starts and idles well. Good oil pressure. No vacuum leaks. No overheating. Transmission shifts well and kick down works. No leaks on garage floor.

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Car is registered and insured in Santa Clara, California. Clean Californian title in my name. Feel free to send me an email or give me a call (Outside office hours PST please). My cell number (in German of course) : sechs sechs neun - zwei zwei zwei - neuntausend

Thanks for looking and thanks for the decade of support from everyone who helped keep a true German star on the road.
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Small request, if any of you are creating accounts on ebay to bid, please get in touch. There are lots of time wasters out there so ebay recommends you get in touch with new or zero feedback users. If no contact, then your bids will be cancelled.
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Wow looks very nice, glws.

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