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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 08:07 AM
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that must be a 180 , i only see 4 cyl on the picture .i would try selling the seats and interior door panels , since they are redone . those cars dont bring much money .
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How much for the bicycle? I think the American Pickers would want it more than the car.

When those big pontons are fixed up with nice interior and paint, they sure are nice and not seen on the roads very often, but when ratty looking, they sure are a discouraging sight to take on as a project.

Hope it gets fixed up as it looks all there.

"Ran when parked"?

Good luck!

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Originally Posted by Mike D View Post
I wouldn't be too hard about the "low-ball" offer amount. This isn't exactly a collector's car such as an SL or anything. When/if it is restored it'll be a "cute", under-powered, slow cruiser with very little comfort options. Nice to take Ma to church, shopping or Saturday night cruising but not really up to the speeds common on the highways.

To restore it is going to cost a minimum of $3K for bodywork and paint. Add in 200 man-hours of labor (yes, THAT much), toss in some tires, who knows how much in engine costs, possible drive train work, brakes, suspension work, well, you get the idea.

You say you have "project" cars. Do you pay top dollar for any project you take on?

This car will be a lot of work and an investment loss.

It is probably worth more pieced out than as a complete project. I'd say, price it at $5K and let them beat you down to about $3K. Don't be surprised if you end up at the "low-ball" amount.
Good advice. Thanks
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 12:44 PM
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You need to be realistic. I know the cars fairly well. In the condition the car is in, that $1000 suggestion is probably close. If the car doesn't run and it looks like it would take a whole lot of work to get it to run, then a prospective buyer needs to assume that it doesn't and factor in the worst case for that potential problem. The 219 (I assume that's what it is - I see six cylinder wires coming out of the distributor) is a little rare, but it certainly would not be as desired as the other six, i.e. the 220S.

Take a look at the Ponton Page for more info on these cars - Mercedes-Benz Pontons (1953-1962) ©

'59 220S Cabriolet - for sale -
'83 240D original owner 351,500 miles - for sale -
'88 560SL 41,000 miles being parted out -
'99 E300 turbo 196,000 miles
'03 SLK320 34,500 miles
'14 Smart electric
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if you look close you can see the 219 badge inside on the dash in one of the interior shots. yeah if you got the time you can probably make more money parting it out than trying to sell the whole thing
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