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Where to sell a 1979 450 SEL

Folks, <br> <br> I am selling a '79 450 SEL in excellent condition in the Boston area. Car is my Mom's old car so it has been in the family since 1982 and we have service records back to that point. 118k miles documented. asking $3500.<br> <br> I simply can't find a market for this excellent car - any ideas where to sell this? I have had it listed here and on mbworld for many months with no interest. Any other ideas that you know people have had success with?
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Dear Mike,<br> <br> If I needed it, I would drive all the way from the pacific coast to buy your car, even with the numerous problems caused by having to import it to Canada! The fact that I recently purchased a 1979 300SD with similar history for only $1,500 Canadian (about $950 US) lessens my need quite a bit, but you never know... send me some photos and I'll see if my wife would like your machine.<br> Seriously though (although my offer is quite serious if my wife likes it enough-- it would just take me quite a while to arrange the trip, money, import paperwork, etc.), you have a great car there, but I think the problem is probably that you can pick up comparable models (not necessarily in the same condition!) for a song these days, witness the purchase I just made and the 1979 450 SEL I recently saw advertised locally (Vancouver, BC) for about $1,200 US! These people do NOT know what they have, but that doesn't solve your problem. Sorry.<br> Perhaps a solution might be to keep mentioning the car on more forums like this one, where Mercedes nuts abound (you got me, didn't you?).<br> Good luck.<br> <br> Rex<br>
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Rex,<br> <br> Exactly! The prices that these cars are getting (low,low,LOW) surprise me. I would think that they should be worth more but it seems very few people want them...oh well.<br> <br> Pictures are available at http://www.netSnapShot.com/b?ACCOUNT=966&KEY=4<br> <br> you can email me at mikeshums@attbi.com if you want more information.
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I was having a hard time selling a 1972 280 SEL 4.5 and wound up getting $6,000 by running it in THE STAR. For $45 you can run it every two months for a year and reach 35,000 MB owners. www.mbca.org Click on THE STAR classified ads. You get six issues for $45, 12 months.
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