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Question Best Places to sell 1991 Mercedes-Benz SDL350

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I am looking to sell my 1991 Mercedes-Benz SDL350. Being that only a few of these models were made, I have been told that this is a rare vehicle and could be worth more than blue book value. The only problem is that the vehicle has cracked head(rod) which is probably the reason why not many of them were made. But other than that the vehicle is in great condition! So any suggestions on where to sell and what to price it as considering the condition of the engine?

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You've been misinformed. Rarity does not always command a higher price and this vehicle would certainly be a good example. The 350 engine from this time period is affectionately known as the rod bender. It has design flaws that result in weak piston rods and blown head gaskets. Most who know of the issues steer clear of them. In your case, you have a cracked head which proves this engine isn't very dependable.
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I'm afraid cmitch is right. Even if that engine's reputation is not entirely deserved, it certainly applies in your case. At the end of the day you have what is essentially a 126 rolling chassis in good condition. I'd put it on ebay, and see what happens.

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Parting out usually comes with good profit, but takes time and effort.
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Thanks for your feedback everyone! I have it listed on a few sites now for $1700. Is that reasonable or should I go lower or maybe higher, all things considered....?
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$1700 doesn't sound outlandish, especially if the body is nice.

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