Date registered: Jan 2013
Vehicle: 90 350SDL, 98 S420, 97 SL500, 94 S420, past owner of W108/W112/W114/W123/W124/W126/W140 & W220 cars
Location: Tampa, FL
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I just sent the link to your pictures to my Ponton guy. He's a former concours judge for the MBCA and knows these cars inside and out. I'll post his comments when I hear back from him.
In general, your best place to sell is probably eBay. You can go with places like Hemmings, but the audience will be a lot narrower and more knowledgeable there. In other words, they'll be far more picky and price conscious.
It's tough to put a value on these cars, as there are a lot of variants and some are more desirable than others. I'll stick my neck waaaaay out and say yours might be from $3000 to $6000. That is a wild guess and has no basis in any kind of data. Does Dad have an idea of what he thinks it's worth? This is important, as when a seller has an unrealistic idea of value, it's really tough to sell or even get anyone interested.
You're in good shape here with the Webasto top (desirable) and details like intact heater boxes. These cars have a propensity for rust, so pictures of the undercarriage and door bottoms will be critical. The tin worm destroys them quickly, and this will be a big concern for potential buyers than know these cars.
The interior does not look stock at all from what I see. Carpets were unusual in these, typically rubber mats as I recall. Seat cover upholstery should match the door cards. Things like this, while they look nice, will take away from the value substantially, and make the car less attractive to the purists who might be interested or more likely to pay higher prices for originality. Same with what looks like a carb conversion and aftermarket air cleaner, too.
I'm not criticizing, just making observations.
Other than that, put together as many details as you can and lots and lots of pictures. The more the better.
Where is the car located?
I'll be back when I hear back from my Ponton guy.