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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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OK, I know the seller of the car. Andrew. I bought my 71 250 C from him. In my opinion he is an honest guy and the car is a good car. Having said that, I think it's a $5000 car max. I felt I was treated fairly when I bought my car from him 6 months ago, but I still feel that it is a $5000 car max.
Things to look at:
1. the heater and AC have separate fans. You need to make sure that the heater fan works. The heater should blow nice hot air when set to the heat settings. If the blower for the heater doesn't work, it's very expensive to replace.
2. The car has keyless entry, which means most likely that the vacuum door locks don't work. That means that the trunk lock and gas lock may not function. Not a big deal, but other things with the vacuum system ARE a big deal, or at least a pain.
3. See if the cruise control works.
4. I have a problem with the 111,000 documented miles give that in the craigslist photograph there is a receipt shown from 2007 that lists 124,000 miles. What's up with that?
Andrew buys and sells cars and is a Mercedes mechanic. I'm pretty sure he bought this car in May of 2009 for a lot less than you are thinking about paying. If you keep your eyes open, you can find a bargain too. I knew of a 1968 240 D with less than 100,000 miles, original owner, GREEN and I passed on it because it was a) $4000 and b) decided I wanted a coupe.
Good luck whatever you decide.
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, ...