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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
1988 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL
VIN: WDBBA48D0JA082634
CONVERTIBLE
5.6L V8 FI
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
No accident/damage reported
No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
Service information available
17 Service history records
Vehicle history information available
41 Detailed records available
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
 
 
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 5/26/16 at 4:36:10 PM (EDT). Other information about this vehicle, including problems, may not have been reported to CARFAX. Use this report as one important tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.




















Hail Damage Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to hail. In most states, hail damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.

Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.
































































































Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.



























Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.








Hail Damage Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to hail. In most states, hail damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.

Not Actual Mileage Title
When the seller certifies, under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading does not reflect the vehicle's actual mileage. This may occur because the odometer was tampered with, broken, or replaced.



Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.





Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.







Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.

Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.





Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.
Junk Title
A Junk Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. The majority of states use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage.

Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).


























Not Actual Mileage Title
When the seller certifies, under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading does not reflect the vehicle's actual mileage. This may occur because the odometer was tampered with, broken, or replaced.
















































Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.








Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.









Junk Title
A Junk Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. The majority of states use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage.
















Loss Due To Fire Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to fire. In most states, fire damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.












Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven States also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.









Loss Due To Fire Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to fire. In most states, fire damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.



































Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)







Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.






















































Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.











Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.












Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.


Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.








Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.

Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)
















Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.








































Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).








Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.





Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase.







Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.

Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase.










Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.



























































Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven States also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.



Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Summary
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits Guaranteed
No Problem
GUARANTEED - None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you find that any of these title problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.View Certificate

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX

Summary
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
Manufacturer Recall
Check with an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer for any open recalls.
No Recalls Reported
Basic Warranty
No data reported to CARFAX.
No Data
Reported

Detailed History

Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
06/01/1988   16   New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Edison, NJ
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
06/23/1993   41,400   Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Presto, PA
Title #44243276
Title or registration issued
12/11/1996   61,383   Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Pittsburgh, PA
Title #44243276 03 HU
Title or registration issued
05/08/1998   67,751   Service Facility Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Light bulb(s) replaced
08/06/1998   69,462   Service Facility Engine checked
08/21/1998   69,500   Service Facility Vehicle serviced
09/30/1998   72,048   Service Facility Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Emissions inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed
07/02/1999   75,489   Service Facility Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
10/28/1999   79,246   Service Facility Brakes checked
Safety inspection performed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Emissions inspection performed
08/18/2000   82,460   Service Facility Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Brakes checked
Exterior light bulb(s) replaced
Front brake pads replaced
Front brake rotor(s) replaced
Light bulb(s) replaced
Safety inspection performed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Emissions inspection performed
08/18/2000     Pennsylvania
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection
08/08/2001     Pennsylvania
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection
10/01/2002   96,859   Service Facility Recommended maintenance performed
Safety inspection performed
Windshield replaced
Wiper(s) replaced
Emissions inspection performed
02/19/2003   98,704   Service Facility Vehicle serviced
05/21/2003   99,598   Service Facility Vehicle serviced
10/21/2003     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Du Bois, PA
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
06/14/2005   105,240   Volkswagen State College
State College, PA
814-206-0902
volkswagenstatecollege.com/
olkswagenstatecolle
ge.com/
Recommended maintenance performed
Drivability/performance checked
Engine oil/fluid leak checked
Radio/sound system checked
Steering/suspension checked
11/02/2005   106,870   Volkswagen State College
State College, PA
814-206-0902
volkswagenstatecollege.com/
olkswagenstatecolle
ge.com/
A/C and heating system checked
Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
Cooling system serviced
Steering/suspension checked
Transmission fluid/oil leak checked
Emissions or safety inspection performed
06/12/2008   109,622   Volkswagen State College
State College, PA
814-206-0902
volkswagenstatecollege.com/
olkswagenstatecolle
ge.com/
A/C and heating system checked
Engine oil/fluid leak checked
Oil and filter changed
08/08/2008   109,963   Volkswagen State College
State College, PA
814-206-0902
volkswagenstatecollege.com/
olkswagenstatecolle
ge.com/
Brakes serviced
Engine checked
Engine oil/fluid leak checked
Emissions or safety inspection performed
12/15/2008   110,447   Mercedes Benz of State College
State College, PA
814-206-0901
statecollegemercedes.com/
tatecollegemercedes
.com/
Transmission fluid/oil leak checked
09/28/2010     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Du Bois, PA
Title #44243276HY03
Registration issued or renewed
10/03/2011     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Du Bois, PA
Title #44243276HY03
Registration issued or renewed
05/17/2012   112,592   Mercedes Benz of State College
State College, PA
814-206-0901
statecollegemercedes.com/
tatecollegemercedes
.com/
Vehicle serviced
08/27/2012     Auto Auction
Pennsylvania
Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
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08/30/2012     Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
08/30/2012   112,741   Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lancaster, PA
Title #44243276JM04
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
09/11/2012   112,830   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
09/17/2012     Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Canfield, OH
Title #5002855783
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
10/12/2012   112,862   Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
11/02/2012     Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Lima, OH
Title #5002873225
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
04/05/2013     Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Lima, OH
Title #5002873225
Registration issued or renewed
12/27/2013     Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Lima, OH
Title #5002873225
Registration issued or renewed
03/26/2014     Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Lima, OH
Title #5002873225
Registration issued or renewed
05/27/2014     Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
05/28/2014     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
05/29/2014   114,057   Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Canfield, OH
Title #5003089727
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
07/31/2014     Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
08/12/2014     Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Longview, TX
Title #5003121059
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
08/22/2014     Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Youngstown, OH
Title #5003125583
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
02/01/2016   124,659   Service Facility Vehicle serviced
05/26/2016     myCARFAX Manufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
  • Get this vehicle's maintenance schedule, service history and recall alerts at myCARFAX.com.
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Glossary

First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
New Owner Reported
When a vehicle is sold to a new owner, the Title must be transferred to the new owner(s) at a Department of Motor Vehicles.
Ownership History
CARFAX defines an owner as an individual or business that possesses and uses a vehicle. Not all title transactions represent changes in ownership. To provide estimated number of owners, CARFAX proprietary technology analyzes all the events in a vehicle history. Estimated ownership is available for vehicles manufactured after 1991 and titled solely in the US including Puerto Rico. Dealers sometimes opt to take ownership of a vehicle and are required to in the following states: Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota. Please consider this as you review a vehicle's estimated ownership history.
Title Issued
A state issues a title to provide a vehicle owner with proof of ownership. Each title has a unique number. Each title or registration record on a CARFAX report does not necessarily indicate a change in ownership. In Canada, a registration and bill of sale are used as proof of ownership.
CARFAX DEPENDS ON ITS SOURCES FOR THE ACCURACY AND RELIABILITY OF ITS INFORMATION. THEREFORE, NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED BY CARFAX OR ITS AGENTS FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THIS REPORT. CARFAX FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CARFAX®

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CARFAX Vehicle Highlights
1988 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL
VIN: WDBBA48D0JA082634
Body Style: CONVERTIBLE
Engine Size: 5.6L V8 FI
Drivetrain: REAR WHEEL DRIVE
 
 


Information excerpted from the CARFAX Vehicle History Report and/or Safety & Reliability Ratings; see full reports for additional information, glossary of terms, source attributions,disclaimers & limitations. Go to carfax.com for complete Buyback Guarantee terms and conditions.

Ownership History
Last owned in the following state/province: Ohio
Annual average mileage: 4,502
Low Mileage!
*Below industry annual average of 15,000 miles
State DMV-reported Title Problems
CARFAX Buyback Guarantee None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles:
Salvage, Junk, Rebuilt, Fire, Flood, Hail, Lemon Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage, Exceeds Mechanical Limits Guaranteed
No Problem
Accidents and Other Issues
No issues reported to CARFAX on the following:
Total Loss
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No Issues Reported
Odometer Rollback
No Issues Reported
Other Accidents / Damage
No Issues Reported