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oppinions regarding 560sl

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Would you consider a 1986 560sl in excelent condition for 10k canadian if it had 200k miles on it or would I be crazy to consider a high miler. The car is light silver with black leather interior and factory chrome wheels. The car spent most of its life in California

I want a low miler but don't have a lot to spend and am alittle impatient. Do these cars transmissions start to fail around 200k miles or could they go 300-400k miles if very well cared for? I could possibly get a new sebring or hybrid but also love these classic beauties! Any honest oppinions very appreciated! How many miles does your mercedes have on it?

Anybody selling a charcol grey 560sl mint low miles and chrome wheels, or blue, black, or silver? I can't spend alot.
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I have just finished going through an 87 560 SL which had 176 K on it. It was fantastically clean and rust free, but we kept finding things which had to be fixed. The list was long, and some of it really expensive. That is a heavy car, and at those miles all the rubber items from motor mounts, crossmember mounts, steering gear / box, ball joints, and on and on need replaced even if car is well cared for and driven gently. Heat and age do bad things to plastic and rubber items on the engine and they get brittle, leak air, break, etc. The car you describe may very well be worth every dime spent when you finish, but your purchase price is just a place to start the spending. money.
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