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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2005, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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my '67 250SE

I think I was meant to own this car.

I looked at it when it was for sale about 18 months ago, but couldn’t afford it at the time. I drove it, talked to the owner, and totally fell in love with it, but the money situation sucked. I saw the same ad pop up on craigslist about every week or so for a while, but I still wasn’t in any position to buy it. It was taunting me. Then last week I saw it again under a different owner for a really great price, and nearly lept out of my chair. I called to make sure it was the same car (I knew it was, it’s probably the only European spec ’67 Benz in the state.) The couple that had bought the car from the original seller was selling it because they had upgraded to some giant SUV since their daughter was playing soccer and they were coaching the team. Plus he had cancer, and they had too many cars, etc. etc. They sounded like really nice folks, and they had 2 other old benzes already. He was very upfront about what was wrong with the car (locks rarely work, seat is a little wobbly, key is finicky, the usual old car stuff, exactly the kind of things that make old cars cool.)

I emailed and told them I wanted to stop by on Monday evening to drive it, and they said two people were coming by Monday, at 1:00 and 2:00. There was no way I was going to lose this car, so I said I’d be there at 8:00 with a check.

Drove it, bought it, and then stopped by this morning to actually pick it up and drive it to work. Then I dropped it off at the local detail shop this afternoon and took these pictures. They didn’t turn out all that great, but you get the idea. And of course the first day I have it, it snows.

Details: 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE, European model. This car has had seats from a later car installed, mainly because they’re safer (they have headrests) but otherwise everything is all original. It runs and drives very nicely, starts right up even on cold-ass mornings like today and floats down the freeway just like it should.

I’ve been itching for an old Benz for a a very long time, ever since I sold my old 280E that I loved. This is absolutely perfect substitute and makes me grin like an idiot when I’m driving it. I’ve promised myself that I won’t tell or trade it, unless it’s for another old Benz.

OK, on to the pictures. These were taken at the detail shop, and then right outside of it. I want to get some much nicer ones once we have a clear day here in Seattle.

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you lucky man.............
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-11-2005, 03:17 PM
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i love that color, sweet car [8D]

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Sharp looking car, I love the last picture with the lights on and the snow falling, gorgeous.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-16-2005, 09:55 AM
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Absolutely love it. It appears to be in great condition. How many miles? What are your areas of concern and list of fixes, if any.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-03-2006, 08:01 AM
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Absolutely stunning. Esp loving that snow pic!
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