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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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I don't have a number. You have to go see the car, inspect for rust, look at the condition of all of the rubber on the car (door rubber is expensive), drive it around, etc. I see nice drivers in the $5000 range. I kind of don't like this particular car because of him buying it and keeping it for 6 months without registering it and then trying to sell it. What's up with that? What did he discover about the car that made him decide to sell... Wife doesn't like it? I doubt that is it.
If you search craigslist in California more cars, you will find that they are not unusual to find. Are you sold on a LWB version? (I would be) Or a 4.5 version? (I wouldn't be)
Next question - how many cars have you looked at and driven? Don't buy the first car you look at and drive. Drive 5 first and then you will be better educated to identify a reasonable value for the money.
Most cars on CL don't sell. They sit there for months. This one isn't going anywhere. I see that he listed it 28 days ago. I wonder if that is the first time he has listed it... If you are actually going to go look at this one, find out if it is worth your time by asking his flexibility on price and suggesting that he might be about double where he should be. If he hangs up, don't waste the time.
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, ...