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I just picked her up last evening :)

Sadly it was raining all last night so I couldn't take it out for better pictures, so these will have to do for now. We've had 12 inches of rain dumped on us this week so far.





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1986 560SL
81,600 miles
Jade Green (at least, that's what I was told it is, it's the original color)
Tan interior that needs some work

For the most part it's all good. The engine runs extremely well and has been very well maintained. The interior needs to have the carpets replaced. The soft top is practically brand new but somehow leaks through the stitching at one spot. A/C is non-functioning and the radio stopped working a couple of months ago.

Everything else works flawlessly. Even the cruise control. Oh, and did I mention it was just repainted 3 months ago? Paint and body are flawless.
 

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1989 560 SL - Signal Red & Palomino; 2011 C-300 - Black on Black 4MATIC
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Nice color. 1st step on radio may be your local MB dealer, could be as simple as somoene disabling it in error, and getting codes reset.

Good luck with it!
 

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Congrats! Now I see you've got those wheels right there to see if they bolt up too. :)



I like the color combo.

It sounds like you've got a few things to sort out, but that will keep you active around here. :thumbsup:
 

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Very nice. BTW, Dude you live just down the way from me. I'm in Pawleys.:thumbsup:
 

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NO WAY! I'm in Prince Creek. We'll have to get together some time to talk some things through. I'd like to source some parts but I have no idea if we have any decent salvage yards in the area.

The radio is aftermarket but ancient. I'd be replacing it anyway so that's probably the first thing on my list. I think I can handle all of the other issues on my own aside from the A/C.


Hopefully I won't be hanged for this, but I'm planning on converting the car to an air suspension. I'll probably end up building a set of 16" BBS RS for the car, but I'm going to try the wheels pictured first to see how they look. Whatever I decide, they'll be silver faces, mirror polished lips.
 

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I'll PM you our number. Enjoy your 107 while it's cooled off out there.:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks guys :) Luckily I have a considerable number of friends in Europe who be more than willing help me ship some, but it will still be a while before I can afford to do it.
Cheaper to resource here. Shipping from there is a killer and the parts are more expensive over there..
 

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