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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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Yeah pricing on these cars is all over the place. The trend is that these cars are appreciating in value. Well sorted examples should go for $7 to $10k. Restoring these cars is getting costly though - prices for trim pieces and interior are just crazy.
The SEL comes with the rear reading lights as well as nets on the back of the front seats.
My 4.5 gets 13 mph. Oh and no smog required
I think that all US LWB cars have the rear reading lights and all US SWB cars do not, but I have been told that I am not correct.
I agree about the costs of restoring the cars... Start pricing all the rubber around the doors and windows, or an engine rebuild, and things get scary. Transmission rebuild isn't bad ($1500 or so) and carpets are reasonable, but leather is pricey...
I don't know that the market is particularly going up. It seems like you can buy a pretty amazing car for under $10,000. And a very nice one for $5,000.
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, ...