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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 03:05 PM
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DirectLA and everyone else thank you for the advice!

Ill be in town next weekend and will see about getting additional pics.
Len (sokolof) knows his stuff. Defo a 220s probably worth about $5-10K depending on detail condition.

Beautiful car btw, i have 55 220.
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What you have is a sedan with a Webasto folding top. Just want you not to be accused by someone of deceptive advertising. The Webato top is a desirable option thoguh and should be mentioned.
I believe they made less than 1200-1500 of the sedans with Webasto roofs. The frames/bows themselves command a hefty premium on their own from junked parts cars.

The ponton folks would be stoked to see this and hopefully an appreciative collector from their community will continue to show it the love it has obviously gotten so far.
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All great advice so far, I can add to change the front signal lens to match, figure out what color is accurate for that car between the white and amber lenses and replace it. Many sellers believe that these small details are not a big deal, but I know when I see a car for sale with these minor issues it makes me wonder "if they didn't correct this small issue, what big problems are lurking?" Those should be very easy to find on eBay or any number of parts suppliers, or even from a member here for very little money...

Also, the right tail light lens looks to be upside down.
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all being said the car is in very good condition and rare to find with the Webasto roof. Now, who is the target? A Mercedes lover and normally they know everything about the model so before getting it on sale do the following.

Change that white/orange light in the front, turn upside down the right rear light, repair the back drivers seat and get rid of that radio, either install an original one or just one of the radio wood panels with the 220s logo on it. The left fog light looks like is not the same colour as the right one

Don´t be in a hurry to sell it, who is looking for it will pay big bucks, also try to advertise it in Germany (mobile.de ? Gebrauchtwagen und neue Autos ? Deutschlands größter Fahrzeugmarkt.), they reach all europe and you never know if there is someone interested on it.
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