Date registered: Jan 2006
Vehicle: 73 280SE 4.5, 71 300SEL, 03 BMW Z4, 72 Fiat 850, 80 Triumph TR7, 85 Porsche 911
Location: DC Area
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Ken, have you researched the values of these cars? All snippiness aside, your car, in "just rolled off the assembly line/absolute perfection/Pebble Beach/King Someone owns/100% original" condition, is worth a little less than $9k, according to two of my favorite sites. I'd say much less so because of the cold weather temperment thing and the other issues you mention in the adverts.
The going rate for a car like this, that is, historical sales prices, shows the median sales price well south of $9k.
And seriously, that car with "original" miles would have averaged about 1400 miles a year since new, meaning it either sat unused for long periods, or was used about three miles a day. If you listed a more realistic price and stated that true mileage is unknown but assumed to be 166k miles, you might get more interest in the car. Anyone with a sense for classic Mercedes will know the engines last eons and won't be put off with the odo rolling over once ...
Have you got records to substantiate the original miles?
Last edited by Grubeguy; 02-19-2015 at 09:55 AM.