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Intro & 250se legitimacy question

1st off: I was recently struck by the beauty of a passing car which turned out to be a 250se opera coupe and have been on the hunt ever since. I felt like I was in 'Waynes World', saying to myself "oh yes it will be mine".
Since then I've been trying to absorb as much information about vintage Mercedes and the W111 family. Thanks to this forum I am moving much closer to finally joining a very classy (and dedicated) crowd of Mercedes owners.

To get to my 2nd point: In my search for a new lady, I came across this gem. And I can't help but to think that either this car is in immaculate mint condition or it is a bit over priced. Thoughts? (thank you for reading )
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NADA.com lists that car as worth $16.6k (low value) to $38.2k (high value).

Gorgeous car, by the way. I briefely owned a W111 before it was stolen. I'd love to have a car like that back, especially in that color. You might ask for pictures of the back seat and headliner though. It looks like the ribber floor foot guard thing on the driver's side is worn all the way down.
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I'm sorry to hear about your incident with theft. That couldn't have been an easy thing to deal with.

Thank you for the question suggestions. I'll keep this thread updated.
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If the condition is as described, I find the price to be very reasonable, unless the mileage (which isn't mentioned, I wonder why) is ridiculously high. Definitely something worth paying for a very thorough pre-purchase inspection, but for my money, the 250-engined W111s are a lot more livable and user-friendly than the V8-powered versions.

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I know the mileage is ~99k. Reasonable?
They still haven't responded to my inquiry for more images, but I will post any updates.
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I know the mileage is ~99k. Reasonable?
They still haven't responded to my inquiry for more images, but I will post any updates.
Not outlandish, anyway. Might be enough to knock off a few thousand from the price.

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