Date registered: Apr 2004
Vehicle: 03 CLK320/82 300D Turbo
Location: Pensacola, FL
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Selling one of our 'loves'
So the '72 250C was sold last weekend. I'm sure all of us have felt the tug of watching one of your 'babies' driving away. It never gets easier, does it?
Selling antique cars, especially ones that you've developed an attachment to is difficult. Didn't want to let her go, but I had the classic problem of needing more garage space for that next project.
The antique car buyer's etiquette was key here. I turned away dozens of insulting offers, and even received reasonable offers from folks who were either trying to 'flip' the car quickly, or just didn't click with me. The new owner was respectful of the car, treated it properly when test-driving it, and didn't try to low-ball the price (too much).
She went to a good home, which was a great relief. The car was never advertised; I just drove it around the local area, and waited for someone who loved these cars to call. The new owner is a naval officer, and the 250C will probably be shown when the little detail stuff is taken care of.
Before the sale, I gave full disclosure of all the glitches and issues, as well as all the things I'd had done, and I think that helped a lot. A full box of receipts, extra parts, the original wool mats and the original manuals went with the car.
I'm now looking for a 450/560SL...any leads?
"...Forward...unflinching, unswerving, indomitable, till the whole task is done and the world is safe and clean."- WSC