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Old 01-30-2012, 11:53 AM
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Low Miles 1990 300E: Trying to Gauge Interest Level

I have a very good condition 1990 300E with 103,000 miles. Drives/runs fine; cosmetics a very good. I'm trying to decide whether to sell the whole car or to part it out. I've never parted out a car before....seems like it could be a good learning experience.

My goal was to fix a few odds and ends then list it for $2450....or I would let go as is for $1800.

But if I were to part it out, what could I expect to get for the parts? My thought is that, with the low miles, the engine, tranny, and other parts could be desirable.

Thanks for any insights/advice.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:53 PM
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What's wrong with it that would warrant a part out? You say it's mechanically good and cosmetically good... So why part out?
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:00 PM
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I cant give away parts off of my 300e. The car is worth more whole. Put a 2k price tag on it, and you will sell it an a few days. People are starting to get their tax refunds..
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:02 PM
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What's wrong with it that would warrant a part out? You say it's mechanically good and cosmetically good... So why part out?
Maybe no reason to....and perhaps your comment answers my question. Everything works except cruise, AC (though compressor engages), and antenna. My thought was that, if the engine and tranny could fetch decent money, maybe I could make more on selling the parts.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:04 PM
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I have an antenna still on my parts car. Ill check to see if it works. If it does ill sell it to you cheap.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:20 PM
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Yeah, your going to have a tough time making $$$ parting it out...


You can get an engine with less than 100k miles, and with a 2 year warranty for about $500-600. Used transmission without a warranty is also going to be a tough sell. Used with about 100k miles, and a 2 year warranty go for roughly $300-400. Differential, well I got one with a 2 year warranty for $65.

I think you might fetch more selling this as a complete, low mileage car.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:27 PM
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Let me talk to my girlfriend. That looks like a nice price. Wish there were pics.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:43 PM
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M103s aren't worth anything. At least not much.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:59 AM
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Let me talk to my girlfriend. That looks like a nice price. Wish there were pics.
I will email you the few pics I have....I was going to take a ton more when I market it seriously.
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1961 Very Tolerant Wife
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