This is step one; to determine if there is anyone in this group interested in my babies: 1998 SLK 230 "Sport" silver with red & black interior. As with ALL my cars Xtra clean. The other is my "Flagship" 1993 300SE, Black Pearl with Dove Gray Leather, 90,000 miles.
If your interested, or know someone who is, please let me know, all the details and photos are below. I would rather find someone who understands these cars, than have a novice pounding them down the road.
PLEASE NOTE: I would not be selling these cars if not for the fact that my doctors have found what's called; Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, it's uncureable, and fatal, and I don't want to leave this ordeal for my wife.
P.S. No, I never smoked.
The SLK 230 Sport Edition is a 1998 from Canada, it has 70,000 miles is silver with black & red leather interior. I am not going to get into all the equipment it has, as I know you are all familiar with these cars. Rather I will tell you its (honest) condition, as I know it: The dash & console were redone as the stock paints used were pealing and looked dreadful. The second day I had it I hit an SUV in the rear, zero damage to him but enough to me to bust my left headlight, crease my fender, and crack the lower fascia. I took it to a friend who paints Rolls-Royce's and Excalibur's, that way everything was replaced with new MB parts and correct MB color, he also took care of a few door dings (Dent Doctors). The only blemish on the whole car is a scrape on the lower rear bumper, which if you don't know about it you would never see it. The car looks great, better than when I bought it. Other than that all that has been done to the car are adjustments (windows, top) and alignment. I run Mobil 1 in the car and have had no real problems with it. Rubber looks good, yet my mechanic tells me that they should be replaced as there is a very slight high speed vibration, since he has rotated and aligned the car twice, and inspected the entire front end, it's his opinion that the tires are at fault. That's about it, if have any questions please ask me, until then here is the link to te. For example, Edmunds shows it @ $9,200. -$10,700. Auto Trader has several SLK's running from $12,995. -$13,675. Where as Manheim lists the car @ $10,600. Est. Retail. My price to the members is $9,950.00
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The 300SE lives up to its reputation as the "Flag Ship" of Mercedes. It is comfort and luxury personified; in fact I believe it defines the term "User Friendly." Where the SLK is a little brat, with a nasty snarl and in your face attitude, the 300SE is like floating on a cloud. And with the 300 engine it turns in highway miles in the 28-30mpg! I owned at one time a 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur LWB, a stunning car to look at and to sit in (and be seen in), but the 300SE drives better than the Rolls, and its fit and finish are on par. Again I will not go into a list of what she has, as I am sure you know. Rather I will tell what it does not have: No heated seats, no rear reclining seat, no rear window shade, and it is not a Fourmatic. Everything else it has-and it all works great, without a doubt this is a high speed touring machine that loves to cruise at 80mph plus. I bought it two years ago with 65,000 miles on it, took it on a 1,800 mile round trip this Summer, and had no problems with it, even better my back did not hurt at the end of the day. I will really miss this car, but I know someone else will fall in love with her too. Like my SLK I run Mobil 1 in this car as well, rubber is very good, paint is very-very nice, with the worst spot being scratches on the passenger side mirror (see photo), and some hail dents on only the trunk lid, and even those can only be seen in just the right light. The wheels are in excellent condition as well (see photo). The interior of this car is impressive, the woodwork is flawless, not a chip or crack anywhere, it was never smoked in, or carried pets, seats are clean and bright with no rips or tares, only the slightest of ware on the side bolsters. Without a doubt this was someone's garage queen, just like she is mine. So what's her worst problem? Well, The brakes were just done before our trip, but I would replace the routers, and I will do so, or deduct it from the price. Also one rear window (pass side) can be a bit "sticky." That's it! As for price, just like on my SLK I have been doing my homework: Edmonds lists it a@ $5,500. Auto Trader has several ranging from $5,500 for one with 200,000 miles and one bad cylinder. And $9,500 for another with 83,000 miles. The "average" for those with 108,000 to 115,000 miles is $8,550.
My car has 90,000 miles; as such it should be worth $9,000, my member's price is $7,000.00
300 SE PHOTOS:
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