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WTS: 1987 MB 300SDL Very Nice in PA

Hi.

I inherited this car from my father who passed away in San Francisco this year. He loved this car and from what I can see had a lot of work performed on it. It just isn't for me.

232,059 miles on the ODO.

Not sure of the value....

Pictures are here:

http://www.technicalhelp4u.com/MB/1.JPG
http://www.technicalhelp4u.com/MB/2.JPG
http://www.technicalhelp4u.com/MB/3.JPG
http://www.technicalhelp4u.com/MB/4.JPG
http://www.technicalhelp4u.com/MB/5.JPG
http://www.technicalhelp4u.com/MB/6.JPG
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http://www.technicalhelp4u.com/MB/8.JPG
http://www.technicalhelp4u.com/MB/9.JPG
http://www.technicalhelp4u.com/MB/10.JPG
http://www.technicalhelp4u.com/MB/11.JPG
http://www.technicalhelp4u.com/MB/12.JPG

I could find receipts for the following work:
Seats refoamed 2009
New door seals, window seals and sunroof seals
Tranny service 2010
Moss Green Paint: 1987 MB color card - painted in 2007
New shocks 2008
Brake fluid flushed
Timing chain 2010
HVAC Fan 2011
Replace sunroof frame 2010
Rebuild PS Box 2009
New valve cover gaskets 2011
New tires 2011
New wheels 2011
New brakes and caliper rebuild 2011
Title in hand, registered and inspected in PA.

The vehicle starts up great, drives nicely and accelerates well. It sounds nice and no smoking at all (a little when it is cold and you give it gas all the way, but it isn't black - whitish). I have two oem keys and what looks to be a valet key? All manuals (I think?).

All the power windows/sunroof work and the doors lock, seats move etc...

Not sure what else to check on it. I'd like to put this on ebay but honestly have no clue of a fair value. Can you all please help me?

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Mileage of the car would help

82 500 SEC EURO - 101K - FOR SALE
82 500 SEL EURO - 88k - PARTING
83 300 SD - 230K - FOR SALE
84 500 SEC EURO - 210K
84 300 TD - 125K -Parted
85 500 SEL EURO 143K - PARTING
85 280 TE EURO - 139K - Sold
85 280 SL EURO - 140k - sold
85 300 SD- 190K
85 300 SD - 306K - Sold
85 380SE - 196K - Parted
88 190 E - 200K - Sold
89 560 SEC - 204K
90 350 SDL - 123K -Sold
91 300 SE - 94K- Sold
92 400E - 123K - Sold
93 300 TE - 204K - Sold
94 E420 - 78K - Sold
99 E320 Wagon - 160K - Sold
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LOL - good point. 232K on the clock.
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Where are you located, any rust? How many miles?
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Live near Reading PA. No rust. Clean California car.
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Here is the VIN in response to some of the questions:
WDBCB25DXHA289584

It was first registered in 1991??? Does that make sense?

It has the original set of wheels which look the same (just not as pretty) as the set which are on the car. There is a spare in good shape in the trunk.

I will post a video of it running tonight or tomorrow.

What is a fair $$$ for this car?
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Ok, after getting some input from others I put this up as a Classified Ad for now on Ebay for $5,750.

Thanks for all the pointers.

Honestly I'm more than happy to walk away with $4,900 in my pocket if anyone here wants the vehicle.
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why you think it's worth that much?

86 300SDL teal green
96 E300D beige
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Hi SDL,

Perhaps I've gotten bad advice? What do you suggest? Like I said - I really don't know what the vehicle is worth.
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Sorry about your father's passing. I have tremendous respect for a man with a mises.org frame for his license plate, espcially in San Fran. I live near the Von Mises Institute in Auburn, AL and they have a great library.
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