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I have a lead on a European spec 88 560 SEC that is being parted out. The car is located in Germany, so I would be responsible for shipping cost to the States. My question is what is worthwhile performance-wise to get shipped here? I already have the Tri-Y headers, would the Euro Cams (and matching rockers) be worth getting. EZL module? CIS distributor? Computer? My car is a 1991 560SEC California Spec.

Shipping parts from D-land is pricey, but I don't want to pass up the opportunity on something cool.

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At the Mercedes Benz dealer in Stuttgart last month I purchased a W124 factory new skidplate.

DHL is the shipper from Germany to the USA. I used it also to ship some other items from Heidelberg too.

Be prepared also, to pay a customs charge too. To get your items through quick, DHL sometimes pays it and then direct bills you. One of my boxes cost $19 USD and I got the bill today from them.

My recollection is that DHL ships to St. Louis after clearing customs in New York. In any case it is reasonable, both price and time wise..
 

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At the Mercedes Benz dealer in Stuttgart last month I purchased a W124 factory new skidplate.

DHL is the shipper from USA to Germany. I used it also to ship some other items from Heidelberg too.

Be prepared also, to pay a customs charge too. To get your items through quick, DHL sometimes pays it and then direct bills you. One of my boxes cost $19 USD and I got the bill today from them.

My recollection is that DHL ships to St. Louis after clearing customs in New York. In any case it is reasonable, both price and time wise..
DHL is owned by the German postal service.
Before DHL curtailed their US operations, items sent by Deutsche Post would be delivered here by DHL.
 

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DHL is owned by the German postal service.
Before DHL curtailed their US operations, items sent by Deutsche Post would be delivered here by DHL.
When I get packages sent to me by DHL from Germany, the USPS ends up delivering it. Initially I thought DHL in the US would be delivering it, but its not the case.
 

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When I get packages sent to me by DHL from Germany, the USPS ends up delivering it. Initially I thought DHL in the US would be delivering it, but its not the case.
+1. DHL from de came as USPS the last two times I used it.
 
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