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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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Originally Posted by hudsonhartmann
I am thinking seriously about purchasing a 1973 450sl convertible. The engine has been rebuilt and has 36,000 miles on it, it has a new transmission, the front quarter panels have been replaced, no rust, the a/c does not work. What normally goes wrong with these? It is the original owner and he has all the paperwork on it.
Get an estimate on the AC. It may be more than the cost of the car. 107s are plentiful. Nice cars and as with many MB's, probably much more expensive to own than to buy. Buy the best one you can from the start. Oh, and I have extra injectors on ebay. They are $160 to $300 a piece new so I snag them from scrap yards when I see them and sell them for $25 to $50 a piece.
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...