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Just back from a 2400 mile 1 1/2 week road trip down to So California.....

LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!!! (Los Angeles Craigslist.)

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1990 MBZ Classic 560SEC only 88k miles, Runs Great!! Pwr Everything, Sat Radio all Service records, More pictures on request

$6900.00 OBO Must sell

Tom

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I bought it.


















Just back from a week and a half vacation and road trip to LA around the two recent Mercedes gtg's in So Cal, at Valencia and the MB classic center
in Orange County...


It is 702 smoke silver, with a cream beige interior, a '90, and the seller was a salesman at the Jaguar/Land Rover dealer up in Ventura.

The story is this: It has books and records, from about 2002.


It was purchased brand new in March 1990 by a very old lady who was rich, from Jim Slemons Mercedes Benz, the place that now is known as Fletcher Jones
Mercedes Benz in Newport Beach, it is the huge dealer on Jamboree at the bottom of Fashion Island.


She died 12 years later, and her estate finally found the car in a garage in 2002 with just 35,000 miles on it.


It was then sold to a lady who lived at the end of Mulholland above Malibu who pampered it to perfection, following her PPI at Autosteigler Mercedes Benz (now called Mercedes Benz of Encino since 2007) and ALL records, everything, were kept by her since then, (and are included with the car) where she re built the suspension, the Air Con, and kept it in perfect condition. I checked the oil, and it looked golden.


The car was NOT detailed, so I got to examine it just as it was. The owner's manual and service stamp booklet were, amazingly, still with the car, too.

The wood, leather interior, headliner, dash and orange dash gauge needles were all PERFECT, and suggested a lifetime garaged. Only problem is the wood center sliding box panel was missing some wood and needed replacing. Other than that everything looked fine, the AC blew icy and the heater hot, it idled at about 650 rpm, right on the money, and ran out perfect, I drove it and watched the odo go from 88,999 to 89,000.


The car had 4 brand new Sumitomo 15" tires on it that were so new the yellow lines were still on the center of them; the first aid kit, jack, jack handle, spare tire AND Mercedes Benz tool kit in its factory red cloth bag were still there!!!

It breezed through California smog.


Along with the owner's manual and stamped service booklet were most of the old registrations, and the original 1990 alphanumeric California original license plates, providing undeniable proof the car was a lifetime Southern California car from brand new with only two owners from new.

Buying it in undetailed condition is exactly like I like to see them, and that was how this car came.

I put down the deposit and will return on 4/25 or thereabouts to pick it up and pay the balance and drive it away from the Jaguar/Land Rover dealer where it sits now.


Naturally, it would be nicer with a trunk triangle, MB gas can, 16" wheels, euro lights and wipers, and a glock box, but for now, keeping it a stock California car will need to do.
 

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Looks to be a beautiful SEC. Congratulations on the new addition:thumbsup:

Who's the lady looking at the camera standing behind the car?
 

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Hmm nice. I really like that colour combo on the 126 too, one of my favourites i think. Well done :)
 

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1986 560SEC TT KS,1988 300CE,1990 560SEC 2nd GEN.KS.1990 560SEL AMG,1985 W126 [parts]
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Congrats! Very nice car ,love the color in and out..It could not gone to a
better owner than you Jim!
 

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Car looks great Cascade. :thumbsup:

Congratulations on your purchase. :)
 

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Aaaaarrrr. I saw that same car on CR about a month ago and thought about buying it. With the low price, I figured there would be something wrong with it and I'd have to fly all the way to Cali just to find out what it was. Turns out it was a good one - a very good one! Congrats.
 

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Just back from a 2400 mile 1 1/2 week road trip down to So California.....

LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!!! (Los Angeles Craigslist.)

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I put down the deposit and will return on 4/25 or thereabouts to pick it up and pay the balance and drive it away from the Jaguar/Land Rover dealer where it sits now.
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I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours!! :)

Want to stop by Vegas on your way back north with your new toy??

Mike
 

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Looks to be a beautiful SEC. Congratulations on the new addition:thumbsup:

Who's the lady looking at the camera standing behind the car?
Yes Jim, WHO is the lady in the background?
 

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THAT is a PRETTY car. Now go change the timing chain. ;) This isn't some Man-Rod-ly dig or anything like that AT ALL (mclare and I had a short freindly discussion about my teasing), but my wife would be all over that. Beige and Beige, that's pretty. I wish it was in my driveway.
 

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dtkw,
One is NEVER enough.

mclare,
I think that is the gal that was with Jim at the GTG, though he kept her hidden away from the rest of us the little bit of time he was there.
 

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Always Remembered RIP
1991 560SEC AMG
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Discussion Starter #19 (Edited)
VIN Check report on it.

Thanks for all the positive feedback to those of you who gave it, I appreciate it.

I think it is a good car.


The Jauguar salesman told me he has just come up with a copy of the original window sticker and the black leather Mercedes Benz valise that holds the original books, and whatever else is inside of there, he has not examined it.

He did say what I had discovered, that the car was sold new at Jim Slemons Mercedes Benz down in Newport Beach, which has now become Fletcher Jones Mercedes Benz on Jamboree below Fashion Island.


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Mercedes-Benz / VIN



VIN WDBCA45E3LA524469

Model 560 SEC
Chassis 1260451A524469
Engine 117968 12 079861
Transmission 722350 03 318598
Order 0 9 705 53811
Approx. year not defined
Lights BOSCH
Cab 04744
Dealer United States (USA) (705)
Interior leather mushroom (265)
Paint
702 smoke silver metallic (с 01.01.1983)
65 Unknown code
Options
291 airbag for front passenger
airbag for front passenger (с 01.10.1993)
airbag for driver and front passenger (с 01.07.1987 по 30.09.1993)
airbag for driver and front passenger (if driver airbag standard - then only for passenger)
garment trunk, large (с 01.02.1967 по 31.05.1973)
trunk set, 7-piece (с 01.01.1976 по 31.08.1978)

300 storage box in front tray (с 01.05.1988)
taxi design without compartment wall, taximeter instrument panel (с 01.01.1968 по 31.07.1968)

301 storage box in the rear (с 01.05.1988)

461 instrument with mileage reading and english lettering (с 01.04.1990)

494 California version
California version (с 01.05.1973 по 31.12.1995)
version for USA/California/Canada (с 01.01.1996)
490 + 492 (с 01.12.1966 по 30.09.1967)

519 Becker radio Grand Prix electronic cassette - USA (с 01.08.1980 по 30.11.1990)
Becker radio Grand Prix LW/MW/SW/USW - USA (с 01.01.1963 по 29.02.1972)
Becker radio Grand Prix stereo MW/USW - USA (с 01.10.1972 по 31.12.1976)
Becker radio Mexico Grand Prix, electronic (USA)

524 Reims adapter IV (с 01.04.1962 по 28.02.1963)
paintcoat preservation (с 01.01.1964)

551 anti-theft warning system (с 01.11.1978 по 31.03.1998)
anti-theft/anti-break-in warning system with anti-towing system (с 01.04.1998)
steering wheel, ivory-colored (с 01.01.1963 по 31.05.1973)

581 Thermoking air conditioner (с 01.04.1970 по 31.12.1972)
automatic climate control (с 01.01.1977)

592 wyellow foglamps (с 01.01.1963 по 31.10.1965)
heat-insulating glass, all-around, heated rear window pane (laminated glass), band filter
heat-insulating glass, side window panes (с 01.02.1967 по 31.01.1971)
green heat-insulating glass all round, heated rear window, laminated safety glass - tinted strip (с 01.01.1972)

639 radial-ply tires, elimination of warning triangle (с 01.11.1973 по 31.10.1974)
elimination of first-aid box and warning triangle (с 01.08.1977)

800 Change of year of model, last figure shows new model year

810 roof-mounted loudspeaker (с 01.11.1962 по 30.11.1972)
loudspeaker, sound package
sound package (bose) (с 01.12.1986)

873 seat heater for left and right front seats (с 01.02.1984)


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It seems the his
 

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Is this happen to be one of the 2 cars I send you to the other day? Nice!
 
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