Date registered: Jun 2008
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1975 230 - what makes it more saleable?
I've been driving a 1975 230 for the past six months and sadly, it's time to sell it. If I could keep it I would, but I'll be leaving the country in a few weeks and it just can't come along to Australia.
The previous owner had made a huge mess of it - purple tints on the windows, dirt ground into the leather, a tree chopped up in the trunk... it was no surprise that he'd had to drop the prize to get a sale. It has trouble starting in the cold weather, which around here is only about 2-3 degrees C, but other than that it runs well, and after scraping off the purple tints and giving it a good clean-up, it's now a real head-turner.
I bought it because I could see that for $700 it was a good deal, but if I have to sell it, I want as much as I can get for it. What can I do to get more money out of my car? I'll be giving it a good cleaning of course, but with moving I don't have much money to put into repairs or tuning. If you were looking to buy my car, what would (or wouldn't) you want to see?