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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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I used to own a '70 250 so I am somewhat familar with the cars. I recently came across a gent who is nearing the age that one should think about giving up driving. He is selling a '69 250/8, it is in great shape mechanically however it is a little ugly cosmetically and has some rust issues.What are you thoughts?
I'm not quite sure what you are asking... If you want a project and you don't care about money and you really like this car, go for it. If you want a nice 250 car and it doesn't need to be this one, you can find a good rust-free car with decent paint for FAR less than it will cost to put this one in order. So my opinion is to ignore this car or consider it only as a parts car for a better car that has a good body. If it's a good driver, pay him a few hundered as a parts car. It isn't worth fixing the body, or at least it isn't cost-effective.
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, ...