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Hello all,

I have narrowed my search for a used vehicle down to a 560sl, 1988 or 1989, likely. I would like to find one with 50,000 to 75,000 miles which I could enjoy for a few years before I restore the vehicle. I wonder what the availability of parts is like now and how you feel the availability will be later. I understand that parts are likely to be expensive, but am concerned that parts will soon be simply unavailable. For example, if I wanted to replace the plastic and rubber on the bumpers, will I be able to do so with OEM or high quality aftermarket parts? Weather seals would likely be another immediate concern. Thanks for any advice you may have.

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Matt
 

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Forgive my inexperience, I realize now that this probably should have been posted to the W107 subgroup. If it is possible for the moderators to transfer this thread, that would be great. Thank you.

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I would compare 560SL

to an old Harley Davidson or BMW airhead. They are durable and popular and will always have parts available from many sources. I have had a 1988 for three years and have had absolutely no trouble with obtaining OE or quality aftermarket parts.

Fear not, buy, drive and enjoy.
 

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parts are everywhere, don't buy anything made in china, kind of obvious but mind as well say it. They also make OEM. for older cars like these ALWAYS get a PPI done by the Mercedes Benz dealer. It's pretty easy to buy a good looking 560sl that looks nearly new, but needs a lot of work.
 

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Thanks for the input. Interesting you should mention the China thing... I am doing my best not to buy anything from China. Had a hell of a time finding a replacement tire for my son's bike...

Thanks again for the info, guys.
 
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