By Vern Parker
A brand new 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL was purchased at the Euromotors dealership in Bethesda, Maryland 28 years ago. The purchase price for the two-seat sports car with two tops was $53,700.
The luxury car apparently was well treated and eventually was sold to the second owner who continued the correct maintenance regimen.
In the spring of 2002, when the car was 15 years ago, the second owner advertised the car for sale. The odometer at the time had counted only about 47,000 miles.
Reginald Edge was living in Newport News, Virginia when the advertisement for the Mercedes-Benz caught his attention. If the car was in decent condition, he thought, it would be a bargain at the asking price.