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WTB - Euro headlights for my R107

Shopping for the European lights for my 560SL. Let me know if you have a set or where ones gets them on the net

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Ebay or Craigslist. Make sure the amber lenses are intact and not damaged. They are no longer available from Mercedes and hard to find. Also the reflectors for the headlights tarnish/corrode. Clear glass Bosch lenses are still available at reasonable prices so damaged ones are not a deal breaker.

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Yes, done both and even have alerts setup. There s a company online but wow, they are expensive. If I strike out, at least they are available (2k)

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I could possible put together a passenger if you are hard up for just a passenger.


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Yes, done both and even have alerts setup. There s a company online but wow, they are expensive. If I strike out, at least they are available (2k)
2K? Wow.
I picked up a pair off Craigslist last month for $475.00. Non vacuum which is fine for a US 560SL conversion, my plan. 8-8.5 out of 10. Reflectors and side lenses great. A couple of small chips in the clear lenses and slightly rusted (not seized) adjusting screws. They do exist out there so be patient.

Good luck. I linked your request on the 107 forum
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I picked up a pair off Craigslist last month for $475.00. Non vacuum which is fine for a US 560SL conversion, my plan. 8-8.5 out of 10. Reflectors and side lenses great. A couple of small chips in the clear lenses and slightly rusted (not seized) adjusting screws. They do exist out there so be patient.

Good luck. I linked your request on the 107 forum
Wow. Thanks for being so helpful. I appreciate it.. I may have misjudged you.

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I've sold a par of Euro lights to this gentleman - lookin4mystuff on eBay

Mine were as-is and needed refurbishment. He may have undertaken the task and may have listed them for sale. Or he may have other sets for sale. Seems like he does more R107s than other models.

Also, he's not a very talkative fellow.

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I've sold a par of Euro lights to this gentleman - lookin4mystuff on eBay

Mine were as-is and needed refurbishment. He may have undertaken the task and may have listed them for sale. Or he may have other sets for sale. Seems like he does more R107s than other models.

Also, he's not a very talkative fellow.


I have contacted this seller before in trying to come to a reasonable price for some of his parts and have not be able to make it happen. It looks like he's got a lot of stuff, but it doesn't look like his priority is to move any of it fast. For example, a ballast resistor for $19 that can be purchased new for $21. I'm not sure, but maybe they just don't make them like they used to. I'm not sure.
http://m.ebay.com/itm?itemId=151058968160

This passenger vacuum light looks ok to me, but there isn't a picture of the bottom of the reflector bowl. I'd like to see that for this price:
http://m.ebay.com/itm?itemId=151203977474

And this set, the price looks steep to me for the amount of rust on them, and what remains of the adjuster screws:
http://m.ebay.com/itm?itemId=161218950609






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Or this one he states is over $120.00 at the dealer. 1078350123 is $37.00 retail at the dealer. 107 71 89 Mercedes 450 SL SLC Heater A C Box to Blower Motor Fan Gasket Seal | eBay

Trolling for the uninformed buyer.
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Or this one he states is over $120.00 at the dealer. 1078350123 is $37.00 retail at the dealer. 107 71 89 Mercedes 450 SL SLC Heater A C Box to Blower Motor Fan Gasket Seal | eBay

Trolling for the uninformed buyer.

I wonder if it works for him. I guess if you sell just a few things at huge mark-up, it's like selling ten at small markups. I've got enough junk laying around already. Some small dollar items can be hard to package and I don't think are typically worth the hassle factor so I might overcharge, but when I can quickly get $250-$300 for a single headlight in less than 24 hours on ebay, I take it and run with it before I break it in my garage.

$900 for a set of rusty headlights.




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