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Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 1966 250SE Coupe
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RE: massive oil leak
Rule number one with any old and/or used car. It's never going to be in good road worthy/trustworthy condition until you make it that way.
That means replacing all the consumables like belts, hoses, fluids, filters, brake pads and hoses, etc. Follow that with tuning and adjusting things like carbs, valves, timing, fuel injection, etc. And while doing all this, give the car a thorouh inspection top to bottom and fix everything you find.
If you do anything other than this, you'll forever be plagued with the situation you're in now.
Regarding the specifics of your oil leak; take the car down to the car wash and steam clean the engine and transmission and underside of the car. Once it's all clean, you can start searching for the leak.
It's very common for the flexible oil hoses to fail and you can have new ones made at any hydraulic shop/farm supply/NAPA/Equipement Supply, etc. for dirt cheap.