Date registered: Oct 2005
Vehicle: 1966 250SE Cab, 1989 500SEL euro
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Before you can sell anything, you have to define what you have:
1) Original engine mods? What ones?
2) Documentation from AMG? Required for a top-dog price.
3) Condition of interior, exterior, mechanical. Condition is everything.
4) Has the car been restored in any way, or is the car full original?
5) Is there a documented history/past to the car? Where has it been?
6) How many miles on it now?
The term Hammer generally would imply that you have an SEC widebody with a AMG 6.0 DOHC engine, full AMG body, suspension, rear AMG LSD, tires/wheels, exhaust, etc. You'll need decent photos - those two are completely worthless; get high-res photos, lots of them and write up a thorough description of the car that hits the points I mentioned above. Don't mention that you think there are only 26 of these, because anyone smart enough to know what your car is, is also smart enough to know that AMG didn't count how many they made so no one really has any idea how many of these are out there.
Price. Well, here's the kicker. What someone once offered you has absolutely no bearing on the price - the offer could have been bogus, had been a joke, who knows. Either way, it means nothing because the price will be determined on condition, history, documentation, and what someone wants to pay you for it. Generally speaking though, the highest price I've seen recently for a real widebody was $32,000 and that was a top notch car with top notch presentation.
If your car is spectacular, then you might break $30,000 for it; if it's got "holes" then you're down in the $20,000s; if it's got serious issues, then you're down in the $10,000s. The holes and issues would be clarified by you writing up the things I mentioned above.
I'd love to see better pics, btw. Also, the closer to "stock AMG" you can get it, the higher the price. Those clear lenses hurt the value of the car.
1989 500SEL ECE
1966 Mercedes 250SE Cabriolet
1958 BMW Isetta 600
Last edited by POS; 07-21-2009 at 05:30 AM.