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General Information

Year
1987
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
560SEL
Color
Black
Packages
None
History
I'm the third owner of this vehicle; the first owner purchased it in 1987 and kept it until 2004 and the second owner purchased it in 2004 and kept it until 2014 (the first and second owners are possibly deceased). I purchased this vehicle in February, 2015 for $1,500 (although we all know, "there's no such thing as a cheap Mercedes").

The car ran great and didn't have too many issues, but it didn't pass smog, so after reconnecting the EGR check valve (I believe the first smog technician disconnected this), replacing the worn out tyres, fixing the power steering leak, and driving it around a bit, I managed to get it to barely pass. Afterwards, I replaced the old motor oil, the worn out belts, the radiator cap, and the worn out spark plugs to correct a few other issues the car developed.

Surprisingly, the second owner replaced many parts of the car with OEM parts including: the timing chain, the flex disc, the water pump, the rubber hoses, fuel pumps, and certainly several other parts of the car I haven't noticed yet.

I plan on keeping this car original and maintaining it as I don't intend on selling it (even if the car breaks down).

Parts History:
Motor oil changed at 319,000
Belts changed at 314,000
Spark plugs changed at 314,700
Fuel filter changed at 314,800
Transmission fluid changed at 318,600
Rear differential fluid changed at 320,000
Front brakes, rotors, and wheel bearings changed at 320,000
Radiator changed at 320,000
Timing chain, tensioner, cam oilers, and upper guide rails replaced at 321,000
Cap and rotor changed October 10th, 2016
Throttle body and TPS changed July, 2016
Fuel pressure regulator changed August, 2016
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL (Black)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Multiple transmission leak fixed (leaking pan, gasket, and a rubber hose).
Interior
Passenger and drive seat leather temporarily repaired.
Repaired 1 small dashboard crack.
Replaced the original cracked rear view mirror with a new-looking one from a junkyard.
Exterior
None.
Audio
A ridiculous Alpine stereo that I want to swap out for the original one of these days.
A microphone connected to the radio (hanging near the vanity mirror).
Suspension
None.
Wheel and Tire
The original (broken) centre wheel caps have been replaced with black silver-Mercedes star caps.
The remaining metallic lug nut caps have been replaced with black plastic caps.

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