Date registered: Aug 2004
Vehicle: 67 250SE Coupe
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New Member Here
Just wanted to say Hello to everyone before I got started asking a BUNCH of questions in here. So to one and all Hello.
I am about to jump into the Benz world with a 1968 250SE coupe. My first Benz and I have no idea whats it all about. At the moment, to me its just another vintage car. Something I want to "put back together".
A friend of the family, Uncle Herb, has offered the car to me a month ago. Knowing that I was mechanically inclined and knew I would cherish the car. He is getting along in his age. He had a quad bypass a little while ago and is starting to liquidate for fear of the "last day".
I had helped him a few months ago with the car. Gave it a tune up and a good cleaning on the inside. Put a new battery in it, just in case he needed to use the car for some reason. The car in my opinion is in fair condition. The exterior needs help, paint is faded, it was black. Some of the chrome has a touch of surface rust and some minor pitting. The weather seals are shot. All the emblems are there, but faded. Interior is better off. Seems Uncle herb had the leather redone sometime in the past. Only problem is the wood dash. The wood is in fine shape except the varnish. The varnish is practically flaking off. All the trim molding looks ok. Everything works on the inside, a/c, radio, etc. Uncle herb had purchased the car from his old friend Beverly. Beverly is in her 70s too and caught wind of the sale from Uncle herb to myself. She had called me up to tell me if I wanted, she would give me the old paper work that came with the car, I thought WOW!!! It's an auto tranny, no sunroof, and manual windows. Black on tan. Tranny drips oil alittle. I dont know if this model or year had electric anything in the car. All and all, its in fair to good condition. Nothing I couldnt handle.
I dont have any idea what this thing is worth. I think I'm getting a deal, i hope. I don't want to mention the purchase price yet till I ask what this car maybe worth. I have tried to find some info online, but not much. I maybe looking in the wrong places. Which brings me to this forum.
Can anyone help with some info on the car. I noticed 2 sites had two diffrent numbers for the chassis. I would like to find out more on this Benz. Are there any prone or common problems with car? Where can I find parts, if they even have parts, for the car. Any info from history to technical would be much appreciated. I would like to thank anyone returning a post in advance.
I hope to restore this vintage in time. I hope to hold this for a long time to come and enjoy it as I enjoy Uncle Herb's company. Thanks again.