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65 220 SE Cabriolet

65 220SE Cabriolet for $32,750

Seems like a lot of car for the money. What's the appreciation potential for these?

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Agree at first glance, while clearly not perfect, it does seem like a lot of car for the money. I woudl want a little more detail on mechanics at the very least, but no doubt you have seen the significantly higher dollars these cars often sell for...


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Interesting car, need to put this on a lift and inspect the undercarriage.
Are there any pictures of the engine?
Maintenance records?
Who were the previous owners?
Have you seen the car ? Or test drive it?
Need to do some serious home work on it.
You can sink a lot of money in replacing suspension parts, brakes, steering, etc.
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This does not appreciate like the low grill 280SE Cab 3.5 .
Be wary get professional inspection.

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Probably just reflecting that it's a "low power" early version, but I love those, I specifically chose a tall-grille early coupe because I love the grille look (more classic Benz than modern), the bullet indicators, no side reflectors, etc. I tend to prefer earlier cleaner lines for a body style before they get cluttered up. The market will eventually catch up, when all the high dollar cars are sold these will be next, I see some missing wheel trim, star, etc., but not bid deal. Have VERY thorough inspection done but if it checks out, could be a good car.

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"minor cosmetic" can be $10K+ on one of these. They are big cars and have a lot of expensive wood, chrome and leather. I did not know there were any US version stick shift 111 2 doors-I thought for marketing reasons they only sold autos here.
I'm going to shave the ugly side markers and turn indicators that got stuck on mine when it was imported. I like the rear license plate light in the bumper better than the clunky ones on US cars.
Looks like a pretty clean example.

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"minor cosmetic" can be $10K+ on one of these.
That's a good point for the OP if he haven't owned one of these before. I've already spent what I paid for my car in mechanicals and none of that cost is visible by looking at the vehicle. I haven't even begun to touch the cosmetics. Still, what else can you buy for that kind of scratch that comes anywhere close in terms of sheer presence, elegance and pleasure? Mine became my daily driver simply because I can barely stand to be out of it for very long. These cars are more addicting that cocaine (tho not any cheaper).

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This seems like one of those cars that you really need to personally inspect, then do a little soul searching. Not perfect, but could you live with the current interior and exterior cosmetics? What is the condition mechanically as has been covered already. Sometimes nice, but not perfect cars can be better anyway if the intent is to drive more regularly than the occasional weekend or show use. IF you need perfection, best to buy right out of the gate as the difference to get this car there will exceed the purchase price difference. Only an issue if that is the intent, though. Seems like it could be a great car to put some miles on!


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