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Old 10-09-2006, 05:23 PM
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1988 420se (L?)

what do you think? is this worth the 30 minute drive up there?

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Old 10-09-2006, 06:39 PM
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HELL YES if yo like the car (I love the colors!) and aren't squeemish about replacing the sway bar, I'd go for that in a heartbeat! Take someone with you to drive it back.
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:40 PM
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From $60,000 new to $600 today, that's almost 100% depreciation

Probably no time for a prepurchase inspection Even if you had to dump $2000-$3000 to fix it up.

It is the 420SEL, long wheelbase model.

For $600 it would be worth the trouble, as long as it had a good title and could pass emissions and didn't have terminal rust.. If it didn't work out you could probably get at least that much for it by reselling it.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:35 PM
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what about the sway bar? how hard are those to work on? how much will it cost?
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:48 PM
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If it's the front sway bar, it locates the upper support arms instead of an A frame. Might make it undriveable.
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Old 10-10-2006, 05:04 PM
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Only 131k? Do it.

I'm not a doctor, but I'll have a look.

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