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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC – Pillarless, Pretty, and (remarkably) Practical

1991 560SEC - 1

My dad taught me early on about hardtop coupes. He was a big fan of the pillarless car, be it a two-door or a four-door. We had a ’69 Pontiac LeMans A-body coupe when I was a little kid in the early 1970s, and years before that my folks had an old hardtop Pontiac Bonneville wide track. I remember vividly when the Mercedes 126 coupe was released – I was 10 years old and three times a week I took a bus by the local Mercedes dealer. As soon as I got the chance I went to the dealer and told them my dad had sent in in to get a brochure for him. Truth was that I went in to get it for myself in hopes that maybe I could talk him into buying it. Economic realities were not at the top of my skill set in 1981, but a boy could dream. And my dreams looked a lot like this Mercedes 560SEC available here on eBay in Carlsbad, California which has met its reserve.
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Fiscal Responsibility & Financial Planning – TTS Style!

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Suppose for a minute that you have managed to finagle your personal finances through a series of questionable actions to the point that you have somewhere in the neighborhood of $20K available in liquid funds. Now suppose further that you are cunning enough to convince whomever else in your household that has a say in how your money gets spent that you are car savvy enough to take that $20K and turn it into at least 25% more over the next 1-3 years. We’re not talking penny stocks going up 100X in value, but is there not some appeal to our automotive selves in the ability to buy and enjoy a car that we find interesting and end-up selling it on at a net gain? Continue reading