BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Aug 2013
Vehicle: 1986 Mercedes 560sl/ 1964 Mercedes 220SE
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Well, was always in the hunt for a 280 SE Cab, 70's decade but the local dealers that had any were asking $125,000 and up. I kept scratching and clawing my way towards their car, which never seemed to sell, but living tight all my life knew it would've been a very selfish purchase. Then I just decided to a simple search on Ebay for a 220 SE Cab, which we all know is pretty darn similar. There was a cream puff listed there for $62,000 (the one in my picture). One phone call to the owner and he had my deposit not but an hour later. Five days later, the car arrived to my door step from New Jersey.
For the life of me nobody, including myself, could get the car into reverse. The shifter is so sloppy and without real recognizable gears that I'm kind of surprised it moves forward. But it does well. The driver had to take his trailer and turn it on the hill so it would go backwards and gravity would allow the car to coast out of the trailer. Then I just drove the car up and into the garage.
I have lots to do with it to learn about it and still don't have an owner's manual. The car needs absolutely nothing. I am sure a clutch is going to be in order unless I can figure out the trick to getting the car in reverse but from initial inspections nothing else is needed. Here's a few more pics to keep the thread going. And bravo to you drew56 on your endeavors in keeping these beautiful machines moving forward in one manner or another.