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Old 05-23-2009, 07:01 AM
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Who's flying this thing ?
Join Date: May 2006
Location: N. California./ N. Nevada
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Unhappy Sold my '90 Smoke Silver 560SEC last night (pic's included.)

I really didn't need to have two of them. I did drive it 2600 miles in the month I owned it.

It was truly a lovely, low mileage, (89k) box stock, unwrecked and unrusted, Southern California car, with all books and records, even the tools and first aid kit, and whose 2 female owners lived in Malibu, and the first one, a 93 y o lady, in Newport Beach, where the car was sold new to her.

Except for the long scratch on the passenger door, it is in mint condition, basically, after I detailed it and cleaned it. The buyer got an excellent car, and after a month I did get the same price I paid for it, ( $6800 )..

If it's well kept up, from now on, I would enjoy buying it back if my pearl black one got totalled. But the buyer really likes it. It needs nothing, except the console box fixed.

Day I bought it at the Jaguar dealer last month in Ventura Calif:

What it looked like at the Jaguar/Land Rover dealer
before being detailed.

Full service and updating recently. Pronounced a good car by Enrique at MR MB in Tarzana.

Last time I can say both of these are mine to enjoy.

But I am focusing more on this one now though. With the AMG headers and downpipes, first gear start, dual exhaust into the Remus (and the dual kidney bean resonators, now gone from it), and eibachs, it's a screamer. Rude and noisy, it really roars when you floor it.

The Smoke is totally stock, so it's quieter, slower and smoother and leans hard in spirited cornering, with standard US cats, stock height and tire size.
But it makes a wonderful GT cruiser.

This black one is becoming a bad boy street racer. It's really loud and quick now. It seems to be getting a lot of attention whenever it's parked. Racking up miles like mad, as I go to SO Cal just about every week now. The Santa Barbara thing on the coast and Danish village of Solvang later, today.
1991 560 SEC AMG, 199k <---- 300 hp 10:1 ECE euro HV ...

1995 E 420, 170k "The Red Plum" (sold)

2015 BMW 535i xdrive awd Stage 1 DINAN, 6k, <----364 hp

1967 Mercury Cougar, 49k

2013 Jaguar XF, 20k <----340 hp Supercharged, All Wheel Drive (sold)
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:50 AM
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Location: Dallas/Fort-Worth
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Wish I could have taken the silver one off your hands...around here, folks are asking more than that and the condition is nowhere near the one you cleaned up!

Blackie is lookin good though...
2009 ML350 (106K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (80K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (138K) - My daily driver
2016 Mustang (32K) - Daughter's car
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:05 AM
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Practical minds prevail. That was a good car, Jim; why did you buy it then?
- Brian

1989 500SEL Euro
1966 250SE Cabriolet
1958 BMW Isetta 600
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:21 AM
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Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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Wow, that is a beautiful car.....I'd have never been able to let it go! (And there, lies my future problem.....way too many MBs!)
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 80k - mine - (OC-80,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 11k - wifes (OC-17k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'01 E320 - 172k - dad's (OC-171,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 50k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'09 E350 4matic Sedan - 140k - Brothers (OC-141,500)
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