BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Dec 2009
Vehicle: 1989 560 SEL ... and way too many Lincolns
Location: Capital District, NY
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Out of curiosity, what kind of offers HAVE you received? Low ball or not regardless. IMO the reason it has not sold has little to do with there being a for sale sign in the car or the environment surrounding the car not being exotic enough. Of course can help a ton, especially with overseas buyers and high end collectors who have plenty of money at their disposal. But even then, for this car the mileage would need to be half of what it is to really attract those buyers.
Thus being the problem: it's just not a desirable car. There is no way to predict the "Tulip Futures" of any car. If that were the case, I would have bought that 1977 Trans Am SE in mint condition I saw in 1990 for $1,200 - a time when the screaming chicken was a 70's poster child of gluttony and absurdness. Now though, it's bad ass again and they sell in the 5 digits.
There are countless other cars in the past I "should have" bought or "shouldn't have" sold. Among them a 1966 Continental Convertible, a 1970 Chevelle LS -6 I tooled around as a teenager in and beat to hell. I payed $300 for it from a neighbor. On and on ...
For your car it just bottom line isn't a highly collectable car. That of course could change a tad if the next Bond film features a 230CE etc. But, I said it before, the SL's and convertibles of the 80's are the seemingly only sound investment for this generation of Benzes.