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FS: 1985 300CD Decent, but maybe worth more for parts?

I bought this car on Ebay a month ago intending to use it until I found my dream 300CD. Well...I got a really good almost-one-owner 300CD last week, and now this one has got to go to a new home.
It has 260K, good mechanics- (rebuilt motor and trans, great oil pressure), and a repainted, generally straight and rust free body, all original glass (one stone chip in windshield) excellent headliner, reasonable "B+" interior condition (one small dash crack, a tear in driver seat), the usual dried rubber seals, good chrome and all complete. The driver fender has damage to the lower end of it from a road hazard. Euro headlights. Cruise and dash lights dont work.

I'm also pretty good at parting it out if you pay shipping or are local, I can handle most items except drivetrain and heavy mechanicals. I'm asking (asking) $3250 for the whole car on Craigslist but will do whatever makes most sense economically, I've got to get it gone soon, no garage space left....call/text 732 245 7523. Bill
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Here is link to car ad:

HERE IS BETTER LINK< I HOPE>

http://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/4087651150.html

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Just to be clear: The car is in NJ- about an hour south of NYC- 07732 zip. I know my used ID says SF but I have a location on both coasts.
I'm figuring out a price list for parts, if it ends up that way. Rough ideas: Euro headlights $250 pr; great headliner, complete, $300; rear seat upper (has some fabric ripped on outer sides, but looks good otherwise) $150, lower nice, $200; door cards, $125 each, decent dash pad, $300; complete gauge cluster, $100; bumpers, tail lenses, grille, hood, trunk lid, 50-100 each. rolling chassis, or engine trans differential, $1400.00; glass, $100 each, rear window, $no visible foggin, $300; misc window motors/wood/rubber/plastic/trim pieces, $25-575. PM me if I am off=base or if there is a particular interest, depending on the feedback may decide to part it.
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Craigslist link is no workie.....
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Uhhh....sorry, but my plans aren't your plans LOL

Content deleted by me- it was in reply to a flamer whose posts were deleted. sorry for any static, just trying to sell a couple, nothing more or less...

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Carl, seemingly good is in the eyes of the buyer. You are more than welcome to check it out yourself. It needs several things, but I do see value in at as a project car for someone less interested in perfection and just wanting to get the last 100K out of it. Make me an offer- you know what I paid, and I'm willing to take a (small ) loss if that gets it cleared out, sooner rather than later... PM me.
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To me, it's pretty unfriendly to rip a guy trying to sell a car and/or parts of a car. Me? I'd be low balling the seller to whatever extent I could, but it's not at all cool to piss all over his for-sale ad.

Me? I'd be buying it as a whole car because I too love a nice coupe, but I just purchased a 92 300ce and am putting all my spare cash into it to make it turn out all right.

So, ignoring the noisy non-buyer picking on the seller, anybody interested in a coupe in NJ?

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This thread has already had to undergo some housekeeping, with a reminder of the sandpit rules thrown in for good measure and yet, already I'm back doing some more.

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To me, it's pretty unfriendly to rip a guy trying to sell a car and/or parts of a car. Me? I'd be low balling the seller to whatever extent I could, but it's not at all cool to piss all over his for-sale ad.

Me? I'd be buying it as a whole car because I too love a nice coupe, but I just purchased a 92 300ce and am putting all my spare cash into it to make it turn out all right.

So, ignoring the noisy non-buyer picking on the seller, anybody interested in a coupe in NJ?

-CTH
Appreciate the rational view, thanks. I;m just trying to do the best I can in selling it, somehow. I think this car is borderline as a project car, or daily driver it would probably be OK if you dont want sunroof, dash light, and rear window right away, it still hauls some torque and stops well.....Anyway I don't want to make money on it, in fact willing to lose as much as I can afford if the right buyer shows up. But I don't have the luxury of a lot of time, either. Any interested people, please just let me know what info you need-
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