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selling 78 euro 450 sel pricing ? help

I have a very solid rust free gray market euro 1978 450 sel Mercedes that Im considering selling .I dont have pics right now . the car has aprox.98,000 miles drives nice, but is running rich body has absolutely minimal if any rust ,fairly straight , interior needs some work silver ext Blue cloth int does not have the 6.9 ? eng ,anyone have an Idea on it's value ? or interested please contact me thanks open for diesel trades also
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You should fill out the User CP section at the top of the screen and let us know where you are in the world. That will help better guage what kind of market you have to sell to and let interested buyers know how far of a trip the car has to make to reach their driveway.

Trouble with these cars is even a trace of rust could mean lots more of hidden rust, rocker rot from the inside out, lots of chrome trim to hold debris and moisture, firewall rust is pretty common. You say rust free but then mention minimal rust is a possibility.

What do you mean by the interior could use some work? Dash cracks on blue interiors is pretty common place. How is the wood trim? Are the seats dirty, split or ripped?

If it is a Euro as you say, how much of the car has been federalized? Did it retain the Euro bumpers and lights?

Also if you can add some pictures that would be helpful too.

The w116 is pretty under appreicated around the world and in most cases only prestine examples fetch fair market value leaving anything less than an extreme low mileage garage queen to fetch a pittance.

Anyway, i'm not trying to be difficult this is essential info for us to help.
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Mike , I'm just learning the ins and outs of the site ,I live in Beautiful underpopulated Big windy Wyoming. I have NEVER seen a rust free car ,I don't believe cars like this exist outside of a bubble , so when minimal rust possible it is just me trying to be honest , but this car is VERY solid with only surface rust somewhere on the car Im sure , trunk ,floors firewall however are Rock solid . Dash is cracked , seats are sun faded and dry /torn , the air up here is dry as a bone...but the sun is Brutal ! I know the car is an original Euro , it spent its early years in SOCAL. and someone piped in an o 2 sensor , front and rear euro bumpers are present , but one of the half bumpers is gone ,along with one of the euro tail light lenses , from a minor storage mishap, front euro lites are not present it has round fed ? H.lites ,the car has under 98,000 orig miles ,needs tlc but runs and drives nice but is running on the rich side , just had alot of work done to fuel system like tank drain/clean fuel pump/filter replaced fuel dist , cleaned lines /injectors have new cups/seals etc. You are not being a pain by asking I know I need pics but at t the present time I am in socal and car is in Big Windy...hope this helps ,and if anyone is interested it would be best for them to call me anyway thanks Ben 307 780 5658
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