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Old 09-23-2000, 10:21 PM
Benzman500
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toda i found a 1991 560sel the out side needs some work but the inside is mint. it had 110,000. what problems did the 560 have or were most of the bugs worked out by the last year of production.

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1985 euro 500sel 223k
1986 420sel 86k soon 2 be
1981 300sd 285k sold
1979 240d 298k sold
1983 300sd 272k sold
1989 chrysler 2.2l Turbo
Leabaron 140k
1989 Dodge Carvan Se 295k
1994 S500
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Old 09-25-2000, 01:44 PM
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Are you looking? I found a 1990 560SEC here in Orlando, 83K miles, 12,900 bucks. Light silver car, parchment leather. Dealer was closed, but it looked nice from the outside. Look around, there are plenty of the 560's in that age range around, and you do not need to pay $20K for a nice one.

My 1989 560SEL needed new accumulators for the suspension in the rear, and a timing chain at 127K miles. At that age, consider the timing chain and guides a requirement. Other things are the same as your 500SEL, as far as all the other systems, (a/c brakes, etc.) Just go over it very carefully. And look out for trans leaks..they are big bucks to repair!

Good luck, and sorry to hear about the 500SEL getting keyed.

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1989 560SEL (127k)
1971 Cutlass convt. (98k) (sold)
1978 Olds Toronado (68k) (sold)
1977 Camaro (sold)
1984 300ZX (146k)(sold)
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Old 09-25-2000, 03:42 PM
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Benzman500, I can't help you with the 560 but I noticed you have a 420SEL. I've got my eye on one and I'm wondering if you know wheat kind of problems they have. Any help would be appriciated
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Old 09-25-2000, 04:29 PM
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DISCLAIMER: not a tech.

BUT, having done research on the 560s (both SEC and SL) and reading through posts pretty much every day my *impression* is this:

420: if maintained, a bulletproof powertrain and as it has a conventional suspension requires a little less upkeep. Makes nice power, lasts a long time.

560: need to go through these with a fine-tooth comb, because very very good engineering, BUT expensive to repair. REALLY expensive to repair.

My two unqualified cents.
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Old 09-26-2000, 06:23 PM
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thanks i would rellay like to take a drive to orlando and look at it any problems with the sec's
p.s. i dont have the 420 yet the guy is still waiting for better offers.

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1985 euro 500sel 223k
1986 420sel 86k soon 2 be
1981 300sd 285k sold
1979 240d 298k sold
1983 300sd 272k sold
1989 chrysler 2.2l Turbo
Leabaron 140k
1989 Dodge Carvan Se 295k
1994 S500
(hopefully someday)
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Old 09-27-2000, 07:00 PM
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1985 euro 500sel 223k
1986 420sel 86k soon 2 be
1981 300sd 285k sold
1979 240d 298k sold
1983 300sd 272k sold
1989 chrysler 2.2l Turbo
Leabaron 140k
1989 Dodge Carvan Se 295k
1994 S500
(hopefully someday)
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