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Old 08-22-2006, 11:58 AM
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Wanted 560SEC in N. VA

I'm looking for a 560SEC in the Northern Virginia area. Anybody have one they'd like to sell?
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:26 PM
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Tom, to state the obvious, the wider your search parameters the better your chances are to find one, and I'm glad you have the time, to keep looking.

Try to keep an open mind about these, get the best one condition wise you can find. Lots of records indicate good care. See also sec-shop.com for a few buying tips (a british site) on these.

They are NOT sports cars but rather GT type coupes, high speed interstate gobblers, and if you get past any AC issues, the dreaded rear window leak, and any rust problems, they really are not too horrible to maintain. I have had one for 10 years, and it has kept me well pleased for the most part.

I'd suggest you settle for one in a color thaqt appeals to you, too. I almost bought one in signal red with a white interior, but my then-wife vetoed it on the color alone, even the other MB dealer across the bay said, what are you going to do with it, go to a fire?

There was a story in autoweek about a shoe salesman in Iowa who bought a new 380SEC for carrying his shoe samples and they wanted to see how high mileage cars felt. It had stone chips and paint thin along the front and sides, but otherwise started and ran well. It had about 925,000 miles. They had given the guy a new E class sedan as a loaner while they tested the old 280 SEC and got it back in a week with 6000 more miles on it!!
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:59 PM
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Always appreciate your comments, Jim

It's obvious you love yours, Jim. From the pictures I've seen of it, I can see why. I've admired them for years not even really knowing anything about them. The SEC's are quite distinctive-looking. As a matter of fact, I love almost every MB coupe I've seen regardless of the year.

I'm not in a hurry, so I can wait for the right one to come along. I was very tempted to buy David's AMG, but just didn't want to spend that much on a car that far from home. This weekend I'll hopefully be getting my daughter a 300D. Once, I've satisfied myself that its in good shape, then I'll be looking in earnest for my SEC!
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:07 PM
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I have my 1990 560 SEC, if interested you can contact me @ 502.552.8334.
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:17 PM
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I haven't forgotten you

Your SEC is still on my mind. Once I have Caity ensconced in her new Benz, I will be "free" to persue my own car. Yours is one of the ones at the top of my list R. I was trying to figure a way to hit the Kentucky Bourbon Circle festival there AND look at your SEC at the same time. I think that's next month. Stay tunes.
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Old 08-26-2006, 12:26 AM
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Okay, nobody in the DC area has one for sale right now? How about anyone who just has one, and has no intention of selling it? Anybody? Within 25-30 miles of Fairfax, VA?
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Old 08-26-2006, 01:23 AM
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I just sold my black coupe about a month ago in S.W VA.. What specificly are you looking for coupe wise?

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Old 08-26-2006, 02:34 AM
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It's not a 560 but my friend decided to sell his '83 380SEC, He's somewhere right off 495 (backlick rd maybe ? i forget) in N. Va. This pic was taken last time I had it at my house. It's had a valve job and transmission (new) replaced by Euro in Bethesda already.

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Old 08-26-2006, 09:37 AM
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It looks nice

I might be interested. Do you want to give him my name? If he really wants to sell it, I can PM you my cell phone number. Is he a forum member?
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Old 08-26-2006, 09:40 AM
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A 500 or 560 SEC is my preference

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I just sold my black coupe about a month ago in S.W VA.. What specificly are you looking for coupe wise?

Jonathan
I'd like to have a 91 560SEC, if I can find one in good shape, Jonathan. I'm in no real hurry. Today I'm trying to buy my daughter a car. She has told me this is the highest priority at the moment.
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The Dee8gonator 1987 560SEC 196,000 miles - Sold
Orgasmatron - 2006 CLS500 25,000 miles
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Old 08-26-2006, 09:59 AM
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sure. His wife is making him sell it so I know he hates to see it go.

What time are you coming up today?
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Old 08-26-2006, 10:36 AM
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Tell him to call me

Tell him to call me or tell me how to get in touch with him. I like the way it looks. I'm more into the look of the car than the high performance that I would get with the 560SEC.
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:40 PM
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88 560SEC Forsale in Ashburn

Just ran across the ad no idea of its condition

sale-199462775@craigslist.org
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:41 PM
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88 560SEC Forsale in Ashburn

Just ran across the ad no idea of its condition

sale-199462775@craigslist.org


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http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/car/199462775.html
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Old 08-27-2006, 06:14 PM
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Thanks, Mamali. I'll check it out.
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