Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: W114 230.6
Location: Costa Rica
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RE: My eye on a W113 230SL (TIPS?)
Well fellas, this is the third world and resale value of vintage cars is $hit.
I have always wanted a vintage Mercedes convertible so I have been looking around for cars in my area. A W111 (I think that was the number) in great condition, running and used as a weekend car by the owner went for $11,000. About two weeks later I saw a W107 hard-top in mint stock condition, and I do mean it, it was in the house of the German ambassador totally restored and given to him as a gift. His wife sold it for $9,000. So a $1800 230SL is probably in not in as bad condition as you may think. Here for car dealers the lower the year number the lower the price. PERIOD.
I have driven past the sellers house but have only seen a W129 and a W123.
I will report back as soon as I see it on monday.
I appreciate your replies and help.