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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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On my 250 C (which I believe to have the same glass and seals as a 280 C) I think that the gaskets from Mercedes were about $350 for the pair and that the labor from the glass shop was around $350 for the pair. That was reusing the glass. I did not have rust issues in the window channels. The issue is finding a glass shop that knows how to do the job. Forget about most of them, you need to call around and see if they have some old-timers who remember when the rubber gaskets had window trim incorporated into them and how that all has to be assembled before they put the glass into the opening.... GTO Autoglass in Los Angeles is good at it. You need to find someone in your location.
FWIW, rubber seals in general are expensive on the 114 coupe, rear windows are difficult to access if they need work, but sometimes they don't. otherwise everything is basically the same as the sedan.
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...