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I’ve got a 1986 560SEL first just in case it’s an easy fix (which from my conversations with MB techs it’s probably not) ill described what happened. While driving down the highway I noticed that the trans would not up shift to 4th and it was starting to get really hot as I was holding it at 4-5 grand and still getting passed by big rigs. So I stopped at a shell left it running with the heat cranked to cool it down, checked the tranny fluid which was a little low, topped it off and got back on the highway, still no 4th, I decided to limp it home at which point the tach started to go up while the speedo when down, free revving, no response, tow truck. So once we got it back I tried to move it, it still has at least 2nd (as that what it starts in) and reverse. I’ve talked to several German places around town and they’ve all mentioned some piston that tends to give out but they say when it does that there are no forward gears of which I have at least one. So quotes $450 for the piston, 1400-1500 to install a junk yard trans and 4500 to rebuild mine. I don’t want to see my baby in a junk yard but I can’t force myself to spend that kind of money on it so if you need anything please let me know and we could work something out although I would prefer to sell the entire car in one piece. Engine does start and run fine since I’ve owned it I’ve always put Mobil 1 full synthetic oil in it. Engine is not original to the car it was replaced around 100,000 by the previous owner with a used engine, mileage unknown, this engine also has a newly rebuild alternator. Please note it is a typical 560 with 245,000 miles on it so obviously the wood trim over the glove box is broken the antenna does not work nor does the sunroof. But it does have after market Euro headlights that id be willing to sell separately with the Sylvania silverstar headlights, and fogs along with the clear side markers and windshield wiper cancellation plates, make me an offer. I’m going to miss her but I plan to buy a CLK430 in the not to distant future. If you'd like to contact me outside of the forum you can eamil me at [email protected]

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Do you have a general price range that you'd expect to get for the whole car? Also, do you have some interior shots?
 

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Yeah for the car with the standard US headlights I was asking $500 and with the euro headlights is negotiable. I don’t have any interior shots of it at the moment and its already dark out I will take some and post them tomorrow after I get off of work. interior condition is okay the dash board is cracked as we bought it in Arizona, the after market stereo has been disconnected but works (at least one speaker needs to be replaced if not all of them) rear passenger window need the $12 dollar plastic piece that glides in the track and the front drivers side window needs something both motors still work though. Lastly there is a small tear in the rear leather other wise most things are in ok condition
 
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