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Old 01-01-2006, 09:23 PM
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Thumbs up Why in Cali are most of the broken SDLs?

Here's another decently clean looking one and I'm too far away to grab it to rebuild.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1986-MERCEDES-300SDL-FOR-PARTS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6783QQitemZ8025678861QQrdZ1
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'85 300SD 244k
'87 300SDL 251k
'90 300SEL 325k
'91 560SEL 189k

Eight others from IH, BMW, GM, Ford, and Volvo.

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Old 01-01-2006, 09:24 PM
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cali has all the cars i want like my beetles or my split busses for dirt cheap..
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Old 01-01-2006, 09:58 PM
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Cali has some nice cars. Too bad it would cost me $2000 to ship that car back over here.
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:25 PM
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Wonder why that one had the headlamp wipers removed? Seem's odd anyone would feel a need to do that, they certainly weren't very obtrusive.
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:39 PM
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Oh please Hit Man, your in TX which is second only to CA for abused and neglected S's. Ok, FL too.

Drugs, Oil and whatever So. Cal. is known best for, sold many a MB in the '80s! Probably not that many SD(L)s though...
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Old 01-02-2006, 12:58 AM
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Oh please Hit Man, your in TX which is second only to CA for abused and neglected S's. Ok, FL too.

Drugs, Oil and whatever So. Cal. is known best for, sold many a MB in the '80s! Probably not that many SD(L)s though...


LOL - I have the parts to fix that one just like the maroon one from Craigslist a while back. I just wish they were closer... even New Mexico I'd drive to get one.

TX, CA, NY have most of the odd 80s vehicles I've noticed.
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'85 300SD 244k
'87 300SDL 251k
'90 300SEL 325k
'91 560SEL 189k

Eight others from IH, BMW, GM, Ford, and Volvo.

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Old 01-02-2006, 01:44 AM
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It cost me <$800.00 to ship my diesel from CA to the east coast.

Ca and Fl cars are in poor condition because the owners tend to spend their money on shiny wheels, tinted windows, and stereo systems, rather than upkeep.
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Old 01-02-2006, 01:48 AM
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Shipping = fuel cost + food cost + little cash + means to get home.

Not too expensive if the time of year is right

My friend and I always wanted to road trip deliver some cars. We love driving.
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:17 AM
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It cost me <$800.00 to ship my diesel from CA to the east coast.

Ca and Fl cars are in poor condition because the owners tend to spend their money on shiny wheels, tinted windows, and stereo systems, rather than upkeep.
That one has a fine looking body from the single picture shown. It's well worth $1K if you were nearby.

You'll never get the shipping down to anything near $1K from coast to coast, especially for a non-runner. I'd guess that the cheapest would be somewhere around $1200. Rates are up significantly due to the fuel costs.
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:37 AM
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" Why in Cali are most of the broken SDLs?"

Because in Cali are most of the automobiles.
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Old 01-02-2006, 12:49 PM
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That one has a fine looking body from the single picture shown. It's well worth $1K if you were nearby.

You'll never get the shipping down to anything near $1K from coast to coast, especially for a non-runner. I'd guess that the cheapest would be somewhere around $1200. Rates are up significantly due to the fuel costs.
Thats right Brian...shipping a car that won't move under its own power costs far more than one that does....I found that out a few years ago..thankfully BEFORE I bid on the car. Was enough to make me change my mind...
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:28 PM
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It could be a real nice car. The body is probably perfectly rust free as well.

If someone had a rotted out SDL, they could buy that and have it shipped to their door for just under $2k. You can't fix much rust for $2k.
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