For those of you who are seriously interested, I want to assuage your concerns (if any). I did not buy this car. I’m not trying to flip this car. Everything I’ve told you is 100% accurate and supportable. I’m the executor of my father-in-law’s estate and have been asked to liquidate this car and his 1996 500SL (pics of that one coming soon).
It was inherited by my wife recently due to the passing of her father. I’d be more than happy to show you the lineage of this car from its original purchase by my wife’s Opa in 1971 Munster, Germany all the way to my wife today. And yes, it really only has 22k km (that’s 13k miles according to the Google converter) original kilometers.
As for price, Hemmings (thanks Mangrum) values it between $6,800 (good) - $9,000 (mint).
Collector Car website values it between $7,200 - $11,500. (1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 Value
Splitting the two, the price I’m thinking would be somewhere in the $7k and 10.25k range. I'm not trying to kill anybody on this... if we're close to this range, I think I can convince the family to let her go... I'm not looking for the top end, although its worth it.
Now if you MB guys think this price is too high/unrealistic, that’s fine with me. Give me an offer. However, while I’m not a MB fan (I personally have a ’67 Ford Bronco
that could put all your MB’s to shame!!), I do appreciate the original nature of this car and have convinced my wife to let me keep it if you guys think its true value is too low. I think once you see this car and appreciate the rarity of it (completely original, extremely low milage, and its great condition), you’d see this is a rare find.
Luckily for me, I’m in the most hated 1% and I/we don’t really need the money … I don’t have to sell it. But I will for a reasonable price (both of us happy with the deal). Thanks for all your help and let me know if you’re interested.