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Date registered: Aug 2013
Vehicle: 1989 MB 420SEL, 1991 560SEC
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Finally I am considering buying a … 560SEC
As the title says, I am considering buying a 560SEC. This summer I will build a carport outside, move one car out of my garage and that will free up a spot. That’s where the 560SEC will reside.
I am mentioning it here because some of you may be at a point in your life (or get close to it) where you may want to part with your beloved 560SEC to pursue other dreams. So, it is very possible you may want to sell, or know of somebody wanting to sell, and at the same time I may want to buy…
This is what I have in mind:
Exterior/Interior: Darker exterior colors with lighter interiors are preferred: Black or Black Pearl/Mushroom, Midnight Blue/Palomino, Silver/Blue, Olive Green/Palomino. White and red exteriors are not among my favorites, but I will not totally exclude them, will decide on a case by case base.
Mileage: preferred 85k-140k
Modifications: None if possible, I mostly prefer the car to be as it left the factory except Euro lights and/or Penta wheels but willing to consider from case to case other modifications already made (different exhaust, moon roof, stronger sway bar, etc.). I am not a fan of Euro bumpers which I do not find them appealing nor I think they protect the car better than the US version.
Condition: Very good to Excellent. Paint is original with minimum scratches/dents/dings. Rust free is a must (some superficial and limited rust may be accepted under the car). Everything works on the car, although not as good as it was when new. A/C is preferred to be on R12, but is not a must.
Maintenance: Receipts for all maintenance from MB specialized/accredited shop(s) appreciated. If you did the repairs yourself then receipts for the parts showing the brand used. If you did not do the timing chain and guides yet, even better: I prefer to do them myself along with valve seals and oiler rail supports.
Other: ASR is excluded, so are the cars lowered (I am not a fan of the “perfect stance” that actually brings the oil pan closer to the asphalt). You need to be willing to accept a PIP at the location of my choice, for which I will pay. If your car has something known that has to be fixed and is not major, it’s okay too, as long as we know precisely what that is (for example needs new ball joints, needs the front oil seal replaced, needs the engine mounts replaced, needs a new water pump, has a sticking caliper, needs new brake pads & rotors, needs a new battery soon, antenna mast jammed, etc.). I know how to hold a wrench, so I am not afraid to do the work myself. Even a leaking steering gear might be okay, as long as the rest checks out and the car is very good looking.
As you have already figured by now, this would be a very good looking car that was taken care of so far, which I assure you it will be getting at least the same attention from here on, if not even more. Basically the paint and its appearance has to be as good as possible because I am not good with paints. PM me if you have something or know of anybody having one …
Last edited by liviu165; 05-05-2017 at 07:52 PM.