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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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Thanks Scoot. I certainly would not have posted this if I knew this. I am fairly new to benz-world and thought this was a good deal for someone needing a nice pagota lid. I appreciate you report on this. Mean people are a bitch to do business with. I am sorry you encountered such a closed minded person.
I'm sorry I encountered him also. And it's good that you posted it. A hardtop is hard to find and the opening price is good. It's just that I would want people to be prepared to deal with an asshole, cash and carry, and inspect it very completely. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if it has serious defects. One thing I noticed in the photographs is that it seems to not have the interior wood around the back window. That's wrong. My car also lacks this and I know it is wrong. But if that is wrong, what else is wrong. A missing latch could be a real pain to solve. Any missing piece is a problem. If it was dismantled and reassembled improperly that's a big deal.
New / Old to the community isn't really the issue here - I doubt very much that many people on the forums would have recognized this seller. I only did because I have such a nasty memory of dealing with him, and that had to be a couple of years ago. Given how long he has been selling, his feedback is remarkably low.
Above all, this would be an item to NOT buy and have shipped without inspecting it and without actually taking possession of it in-person to verify completeness. Don't hand him the money until you have possession.
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, ...