BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Apr 2009
Vehicle: 1981 300 SD, 1994 C280, 1990 560 SEC
Location: Felton, CA
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Considering purchasing a SEC
Hello Good People, I've been away for some time though have been using my SD still as my daily driver. I went through years of turmoil related to trying to get a staggered set, 8/9, of Penta rims (Penta brand made in Britian). Short version is I was never able to get them to fit on my SD which is lowered with Eibachs. I drove around with them for a long time though discovered that they were getting destroyed on the inside of the rear passenger side. Anyway that and my 15 daughter backing into it as she learned to use a stick shift left me disheartened on the car. I got a 94 C280 for $400 to fix and flip but ended up really liking how it drove and was about to buy a cleaner version of one when I happened upon a 90 SEC black/black.
Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in!
So this car is completely stock, pretty clean inside and out, 168K and is reported to have only a couple problems (needs fuel pump relay and central locking pump). Owner is second one and he is checking with the original owner's mechanic, who he knows, to see if the timing chain has been done. Priced at $2500 so I am thinking a pretty good deal? Saw it tonight and I am going to test drive it on Monday.
So my questions:
Anything about the deal I should worry about assuming the car races well and shifts smoothly?
Can I get my 8/9 rims on there and have them fit without having to bend anything? They are ET 11. I won't be lowering it. I'll get some pictures of my rims on my SD tomorrow and post.
Thanks for the help and good to be back!