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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-30-2007, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking to purchase a 1968 220D. I live in Southern California and have found one that I've not seen yet. The owners claim that it's in really good shape and runs very well. They're getting it painted in November and estimate that they'll be asking $7500 - $8000 for it. I looked at Gold Book, which says a '68 220D in "Show" condition would sell for that much. Is that a reliable source for valuation?
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I wouldn't pay that much for a 220D if my life depended upon it. Welcome to BenzWorld, BTW!

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What would be a fair ball park price for one of these in good mechanical condition in need of some cosmetic work?
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I think that's a little high as well. There are plenty of '60s Mercedes that pop up for sale in So Cal from time to time. Check craigslist. I got my 1965 220S there.
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A buddy has a really clean 4 cyl 4 speed '66 fintail for sale our there... very reasonable. I bought my W111 from him.

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People in LA have VERY inflated value of the cars. 5 years ago people were giving them away. All of the sudden they get 40mpg and cost 2-3 times as much.

The car is worth say $3000 tops. Those cars usually have pretty worn motors and the car has 60hp to begin with. They also have 5 digit odometers and so people shave off 100,000 miles or so IF it even works. I would have a compression test and scrutinize the maintenance on the car. The interior condition also will affect the price. If you haven't driven a W114 before then I would have someone knowledgeable inspect it. Look for rust in the fenders and the frame. Also remove all of the floormats and look for rust.

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