BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Oct 2013
Vehicle: 1988 560SL, 2005 Subaru OUtback, 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200
Location: Los Angeles
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Yet another "what is my SL worth..."
Im feeling the market as i just had a kid and am not sure when the 3 of us will be able to enjoy the car. I feel guilty going alone and cant wait for my parents to watch the kid to drive with misses to the beach. Anyway it is 88 560sl with 119k miles. California car, no rust, no accidents, carfax clear. Milage accurate. Paint is good-very good. Everything works. Interior is very good and wood refinished.
I spent 4 months replacing EVERYTHING on this car. It ran good when i bought it but im very anal and cars are a hobby so i did it all!
Suspension fully rebuilt.
New ball joints
Motor new chain, cam sprockets, tensioner, stem seals, all air injection hoses, vacum lines, thermo vacum switches, water pump, water hoses, water tank, radiator, distributor rotor cap, crank oil seals,
Rebuilt the steering pump,
Rebuilt the steering box
Replaced all steering linkages, damper
Replaced transmission hoses
Replaced power steering hoses
Engine mounts and subframe mounts
Sway bar bushings
Resealed the diff
Rebuilt both axles (boots were staring to crack)
All rubber in the back, subframe, diff mounts etc
New discs in the front (brembo)
All new brake pads and fluid
New brake hoses
Various vacum switches and valves
New tires with less than 50 miles on them
All new fuel lines, 2 new fuel pumps.
Replaced fuel accumulator.
Replaced fuel pump relay
Removed gas tank and cleaned. Replaced fuel strainer.
All fuel injectors were sonic cleaned and tested.
Transmission was replaced 10k miles ago due to leaks. Still under warranty
Everyitng works and the car is like butter. It is smoother and rides better that my new subaru. I feel bad not driving it but when i do rarely drive it, i am amazed how it runs. It is perfect. Im sure i missed stuff and there is more!
I cant find anything else to do on it so that is part of the problem, i need to stay busy. I have receipts for $7k in parts and pictures of everything. It took 4 months but i had a blast. I either sell it and get a 4 seater or keep in a garage. I took it to alignment shop the mechanics were staring at it and could not believe how clean it was. Guy that did the test ride was amazed and asked if ill sell it.
What do you guys think?