Date registered: Mar 2013
Vehicle: 1975 309D
Location: Port Townsend, WA
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1975 309D, and the perils of selling an old merc.
Hi there everyone, hope winter is treating you nicely. I wanted to post a little question, regarding a 1975 309D that I'm trying to sell. She starts splendidly, runs well (which, naturally, means slowly and loudly), stops well...for the last few years she has hung around as the workhorse/ guest suite.
I paid 7000 for this vehicle... I knew nothing about these little buses, bought her in Northern California, brought her up to Washington, and now I'm moving across country. I have decided to try to sell her. I have received such a wide range of loose appraisals from mechanics to merc enthusiasts that I really have no idea what these rigs go for. She is totally gutted inside, all there is is carpet. She has rust. The paint is old and chipping off at the odd but numerous small dents and curves. Sort of a face only a mother could love, but I was certainly taken with her and I'm sure I can't be the only one! I don't use her much, and so the only maintenance that's been done is the periodic oil change and replacing the parallel series switch with a solenoid. Does anyone out there have an idea of what I should be trying to get for her? I listed her for what I paid...which I would guess is high for the cosmetic shape she's in, but I'm figuring people will make offers. Am I way out of line? Thanks in advance for any thoughts! Best, M