Date registered: Jan 2013
Vehicle: 82 300D,90 350SDL, 98 S420, 97 SL500, 94 S420, past owner W108/W112/W114/W123/W124/W126/W140/W220
Location: Tampa, FL
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This is one of those "For some strange reason we're not willing to invest the time or effort to get it running/fixed" CL ads that always puzzles me. Why someone wouldn't make the effort to get the car running, as it would certainly add significantly to the value, always makes me suspect the integrity of the item being offered.
When you consider that there are some parts for the running gear, such as brake boosters, that are NLA or unobtanium for this car, having it not run is a huge gamble on the part of a potential buyer. With fully restored examples barely reaching the high four figures it would be a major roll of the dice to put this kind of money in for the initial purchase and not expect to have twice that in bringing the car up to finished condition.
If it was running, even if there were issues with things like brakes, this would be a $4000 car realistically. It's relatively solid and all the parts appear to be there, even the rare heater boxes. But if the engine doesn't run and it can't be driven, it's no better than a parts car price-wise.
Last edited by LWB250; 05-22-2014 at 05:45 AM.