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Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 350SD 250SL BMW Jeep
Location: Evergreen, CO
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What's It Worth?
And we're back! Here's a little diddy posted on the www.sl113.org forum. Any comments from the "experts" here? Perhaps management will move this to the "Vintage" board. I like the spirit here! Please, let me know your thoughts...
It has been fun to ponder which one of these to sell: a '67 SL (www.theResearchSource.net/230SL.htm) or '76 BMW (www.theResearchSource.net/2002.htm). I am pretty sure it will be the former. I'll explain more about my logic at a later time if anyone's interested.
I have owned the SL for about five years and have driven it regularly but seldom. It is a Euro, with, I believe, the only thing Euro about it the non-amber headlight clusters (I have replacement amber ones because the thin plastic around one is cracked) and the speeedometer/odometer. The car is from the San Diego suburbs and I have all service records since it arrived there. The engine, rebuilt with a 2.5L block, has about 20,000 miles on it. 4-speed; decent AM/FM with speakers and auto antenna in rear that's not ugly; no other options or accessories; the chrome/grill are perfect. Seats, carpet, soft top, mirrors, weatherstripping, visors, etc. have all been replaced/rebuilt.
The car is very fast. Perhaps this will draw out the experts and wannabes: I learned from credible sources (more on that later too) that the 230 was the "fastest" of the 113s; this is a 230 with a 250 engine. In '67 they made both so it may still--it never mattered to me--be considered OE.
On the downside, the car has a couple of fist-sized holes behind the front wheels; there is some tiny bubbling elsewhere but the rest of the body is very close to rust free. It has been a little while since I have researched M-B aftermarket panels or talked to knowledgeable body people but I would say the rust situation is very fixable. In the dry, cool foothills of Colorado where I live rust has not spread and, for my Summer driving, moisture has not been a problem. I believe the only other fix-it is the plastic window in the convertible top is cracked.
Any suggestions as to what it is worth? Thanks.