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Old 05-21-2013, 09:45 AM
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w108 250se

I am considering buying a '66 250 se euro import with floor shift advertised for 4500. It seems very solid but needs a little work as it has beenunused for about 12 years. What are thoughts on fair price?
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:18 AM
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Pics help.

Whatever you feel comfortable paying, and the seller feels ok receiving, considering that you will put more money in to a beautiful car than "it is worth (to some)", is fair. There is no right price, really.

That's 108s... They will suck you in with their elegance, they can suck your wallet if you're not handy, but you're rewarded with a very usable classic.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:23 PM
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Yeah, I know what you mean!

On first inspection, the following will need doing,

Saftey:
Brake disks, pads, hoses - a new set of pads are in the car
Fuel pump needs to be freed off - worst case, replace / rebuild
Gearshift bushes replacement
Seatbelts for rear
check rear compensator spring - rear is low.....

Cosmetic:
Paint needs a desperate clean / wax
3-4 small blisters to deal with - 1 x door corner, 1 sill end,
Some of the wheel arches have been repaired in the past, would not know it from looking at the car, but they feel thick when inspecting (forgot my magnet)
carpets need cleaning, but not wet after 12 months outside
all the door seals / windows rubbers are starting to show age, but clearly keeping water out at the moment,

Pro's are that it comes with a small stash of spares, trailer hitch that could be fitted, other than some minor areas of attention, is very good - spare wheel well, for example, looks like new. also has rear window blind and cool open fan on the rear shelf.

I think I could get it down a little more, maybe to $4 or even $3.5, as the history is patchy, and it has at least 190Kms on the clock.

I am sorely tempted.....
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:50 PM
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Hitch

If you buy it and don't want the hitch then I may be interested.

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:23 AM
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So I managed to a deal, and will arrange to pick it up soon. Much better price than I thought was possible!
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:36 PM
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Fun Fun Fun! I have a 1967 250 S. Very elegant. Let me know if you are missing parts... Difficult-to-get radiator on that car. Skinnier than 1968 and later. I have an injection pump for sale (untested). And wood. Post pics!
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:47 PM
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Welcome to the family...I'm a recent convert as well...just bought a 1973 280SE 4.5 last week....gorgeous cars!
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:02 PM
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Welcome to the family...I'm a recent convert as well...just bought a 1973 280SE 4.5 last week....gorgeous cars!
I was thinking in your thread when I read the OP.... isn't his, the car you first mentioned?
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:27 PM
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I don't think it's the same car. That car I think still sits where I left it....this sounds like a better situation...
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