New Year Transport

I am deciding if to buy another car, 1987 Mercedes SEL 420 for $1000.  I would sell my 1989 Mercedes 300e for $600.  But I have to spend December broke!


It would need to have the inside clean and recondition, along a general tune-up.  The estimate cast would be extra $700.  What will I do?  It does have better engine;


Its 4.2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 8 cylinders.

Full_name 1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 420SEL
Year 1987
Model 420SEL
Fuel system FI
Engine Size 256 cubic inches (4.2 litres)
Transmission Automatic 4-Speed (No Lockup)
Drive Rear wheel drive
Fuel type Premium Gasoline
Cylinders 8
Mileage (city) 15 mpg (15.7 litres/100km)
Mileage (hwy) 18 mpg (13.1 litres/100km)
Mileage (combined)                                            16 mpg (14.7 litres/100km)

need to check Timing chain and chain guides. Radiator inlet becomes brittle with age due to heat. The ball joints and the guide rod mount.

don’t let that scare me. I own wrench my own tools then I’m just talking parts and time. spare time is cheap and if I can get some good prices parts really aren’t that bad.

Pound it to fit then Paint it to match!

There is only First Place and Varying degrees of last!

Old age and deceit will overcome Youth and Enthusiasm every time!

Putting the square peg in the round hole is not hard… IF you do it fast enough!

Old enough to know better but stupid enough to do it anyway!

The owner has raise the price to $1500 with new battery and put it on ebay;


About steppenwolf57

I'm too young for Medicare and too old for women to care
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