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Old 11-06-2004, 06:14 PM
backstage1 backstage1 is offline
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I finally got my 560SEL

I took the plunge. This is an `88 560SEL with 131k. It's already had the timing chain, guides and tensioners done. The rear spheres have been done and it's had a valve job.

I had Ben's in Austin check it out. A few minor issues to deal with, nothing major. The springs are shot in the drivers seat and the padding is gone in the console. The owner was a probably 6'2" and 300 pounds so no surprise there. Ben's has been servicing the car the past couple years so they were familiar with it.

We had perfect weather today in the hill country and I took it for a nice spin. Awesome drive and I stopped to take a quick photo which I've attached. I've owned a nice car or two over the years. None have felt anything like this big Benz much less cost me less than $4k.

I really appreciate all the great advice available on this forum and am looking forward to spending lots of time here. Thanks for all the help!


1988 560SEL
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