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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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I think that the value of a 250 C (1971) is highly dependent on the following:
2. Does the AC work?
3. Does the heater work (note - heater fan is different from AC fan and an expensive job to replace)
Engine with lots of miles might be the least of the problems. Same for interior, although most of the interior is coupe-unique so you can't replace the seats w/ sedan seats.
I paid $4000 for a good running coupe w/ 110,000 miles, AC not working, heat was working, decent paint, no rust. I have since that time replaced both rear calipers, master cylinder, and front and rear windshield seals. (which are leak-prone and about $600 to replace parts and labor)
If you have a driver 250 C where the ac, heat don't work, paint is fair, maybe a little rust then you probably have a $1500 car.
If you have a really nice 250 C where heat and AC work, paint is good, no rust, interior is good, engine and trans good, and no water leaks, then you might have a $5000 to $8000 car.
Any way you slice it, these cars are gas hogs. But I love driving mine around...
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...