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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 01:21 PM
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I would look at the 6 cylinder as a liablity - something that big needs some respectable power. Nice car though - with Vermont plates, I'd also worry about rust. $5000 or so seems like a fair price. Does the paperwork substantiate the 131k original miles?
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Is that leather?. In Germany you will get a really good price and with the USD on the skids it may pay to advertise of to find a buyer with plenty of Euros for a good a Merc.
I would call that a condition '3' or '4' because i am betting it will need rubber replacing underneath ,but thats a minor problem. The important thing is that it has a straight ( rust free?) body and really nice interior. Good luck!!
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 07:36 AM
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Based on an article in a recent car magazine that said the 4.5 liter W108s are worth 5-10k USD, this car is probably worth 3,000 USD. Maybe a bit more for condition--which is not breathtaking, but the long wheel base is not a plus, and the 2.8 liter engine is a negative. The mileage is low for age, but absent documentation for it, it probably won't affect the price much.
NADA prices these cars from $4200-$10000. I didn't know that the 6-cyl would detract so much $. If you're right then I'm a little bummed by my 280. But I only gave $1800. Course the interior is in much better condition than mine too.

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I have every piece of paperwork from the vehicle, I have the original invoice from the factory. The owners of the car are from Vermont but the car lived in FL, they were in Vermont 9 Months out of the year.

The body has no rust, I should have taken some underneath pictures. It doesn't sound like a bad idea to have it listed in Thanks.
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