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Iím looking to buy a desirable Mercedes. I would like this to be an older car that I can restore little by little and have something to be proud of when finished. I donít want to waste time and money on a car that is not seen as collectable to the public. To put this in prospective I would like the 1957 Chevy of the Mercedes brand. Please give your thoughts or ideas; Iím open to all suggestions and offers.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 02:24 PM
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Collectable ?

6.3 asap

If within your budget ... but you MUST buy a GOOD one (good body, suspension and engine)

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Go for the SEL450 6.9 or a W126 coupe.


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. To put this in prospective I would like the 1957 Chevy of the Mercedes brand. .
I would guess that a 64 220SE coupe Euro would be like the 1957 Chevy BelAir with Corvette F.I

A 300SEL 6.3 would be like the 1967 Dodge Charger with 426 Hemi.

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I would say a manual, late year w111 or w112 (coupes) would fit the bill.

This is really fun to think about.

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1967 Mercedes Benz 250SE



2 door, pillar less coupe, timeless lines, more elegance than any 57 Chevy, if less "iconic" to Joe Public.

But I'm biased; my sister has one.
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I am new to the benz world. I came across a 1975 450SE in excellent condition only minor things wrong with it. I wasn't looking for it but I thought it was to good to pass up. Could someone please tell me if I got a pretty desirable car. The main reason I bought it was I couldn't believe it was only $1000 dollars. Did I get a good deal or is that the going price for that year and model.
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Pretty normal price for that car. It's never going to be super collectible or even sought after. Decent, solid car with some quirks.

Fuel system can be troublesome, watch out for rust, forget about decent fuel mileage, ACC can be finicky, getting it to pass emissions (if required) is sometimes tricky and the usual stuff which happens with a 35+ year old car.

If it has the thermal reactor and your state emissions doesn't require it then remove it, replace the exhaust manifold and exhaust down pipe.
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1967 Mercedes Benz 250SE



2 door, pillar less coupe, timeless lines, more elegance than any 57 Chevy, if less "iconic" to Joe Public.

But I'm biased; my sister has one.
I like this car as well, wish I could find one in rust free condition!

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 02:43 PM
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I'd go with the W111/W112 coupes as well tho I am clearly biased and also the 190SL which is a wonderful little tourer that has been overshadowed but slowly coming into the limelight. I feel they are undervalued terrifically and in 10-years time we will all be whining about how we wish we had kept/bought/restored one of these cars. I'd love to add one to my garage but only after my coupe is fully cared for.

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