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I'm selling my 72-Mercedes 250 and wondering what it's worth. It has 45k miles and newly registered. The interior and exterior are in good condition, with little to no blemishes. The only problem is that the carbs are in need of rebuilding, as it has a hesitation problem from stop to acceleration. It's hard finding what it is worth on any websites. Please help. Thanks in advance.
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Where do you live, different countries, different prices. In South Africa, as a running everyday 4 door car its worth 10 to 15000 Rands, (about £900 UK), if its "classic" status and finish, then up to 30 to 40000 Rands (about £2500 UK), top end if absolutely mint. A 2 door coupe would start at £2500 and as much as 5 or 6000 £ UK depending on condition. Your mileage is an extremely attractive factor and it might be worth your while to bring the rest of the car up to mint condition, as that will affect the price. For western Europe I would plan for about 20% less than UK prices.
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was a great car. I owned one for over 20 years. In addition to the carbs, you should check the ignition distributor. If your car is a U.S. model, it may have the "dual diaphragm" vacuum advance/retard unit. These can wear out over time and the weights in the distributor alone may not be up to the job.

Typically on the carbs, warped top plates [leaking air] worn out accelerator pump pistons or plugged accelerator jets and the most common culprits. Don't let just anyone mess with the carbs, they can be extremely expensive to replace; as I recall they were +/- $2K for a set back in the mid to late 1980s.

You really will want to get the car squared away before trying to sell it, as an educated buyer will know the these carbs are the weak point of the car.

For values the "Gold Book" shows the following:

"1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 250 Dsp/HP Eng
SEDAN 1968-72 2.5/146 6C

Fair: $1,800 Good: $3,500 Exc: $5,800 Show: $8,000 Loan: $2,500

Data updated December 2007."

Good luck,

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