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1968 250S W108 Value??

I have a local guy that has sunk a lot of money into his 1968 250S and now he just wants to get rid of it it sounds like. He is not a mechanic and wants the car to go to someone who appreciates MB's. The car has been repainted (now off white) and I would say the paint job is a 7-8 out of 10. It was originally grey and the new paint is orange peeled in most places, overall good. There is no rust on the car..none under the floor mats and the entire undercarrage, or wheel wells. The trunk is has only some minor rust spots under the mat. The entire interior was re-carpeted and possibly the seats reopolstered (red/maroon). It looks like all rubber seals were replaced not too long ago..and at one point was owned by a German MB mechanic. The wood needs some attention, but not too bad. We tried to get it to start, but wasn't getting any spark in the distributor. Overall its a very nice car..sorry no pics at this time. So what do you think the ball park value might be? At one point he was thinking of just donating the car..

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Anybody? not to be pushy..

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I was only able to get $500 for my friends 1 owner So Cal original paint 250S.

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Any you might want to check the coil, a very common failure causing no/weak spark.



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$500? Thats very sad news in the long run..Ok I will check the coil next time I go and look at the car.

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A pristine California '68 250se sold on ebay in early December for $7,100. A decent '66 250S sold for $2,900 around the same time. I don't know exactly what your friend has, but $500 seems to be on the extreme low end.

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A pristine California '68 250se sold on ebay in early December for $7,100. A decent '66 250S sold for $2,900 around the same time. I don't know exactly what your friend has, but $500 seems to be on the extreme low end.
I agree.

That's ridiculous. Even junk yards will pay almost that much to haul away an empty shell.

I'm selling my 1970 bitsa and nothing less than $2K will take the keys/title from my cold hands.

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I know it's sad. 2 years ago I advertized on this and several other forums. Many interested people but no one came through. In the end it was a friend of the owner that bought it. This was a totally original, unmolested 250S, US model. (carbs) Far from pristine but original paint and no accidents.

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The problem is that there are lots of good examples for sale in the $2000 - $4000 price range. The cost of fixing an inexpensive W108 up is way higher than what you can buy a good one that someone else has fixed up. So if it doesn't have nice paint, nice interior, runs, no rust, it's basically a $500 parts car. If it does have nice paint, nice interior, no rust, and it runs it's in the $2000 - $4000 range. If it has all of those AND it is really exceptionally nice paint and interior and low miles, etc, then it gets into some real money. But for a nice driver I think you are looking at $2000 to $4000 AND having lots of competition from other sellers at that price.

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The seals alone would run $1,000 or more for an OEM set, so that's a big incentive right there to put an offer of a couple grand to him which would probably be more fair to everyone.

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