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Mr. Rumb,

I thank you for your feedback. I kind of preferred the white one with the standard transmission. I am always leery of the automatics on older cars. I told the guy with the white car that I would stop by for a test drive, until he told me he wanted 35k for it. That stopped me in my tracks. I probably won't do anything yet.

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No, this is the car...ebay number 111819491427. Thanks.

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I have a '67 250SE coupe with the manual transmission, and I much prefer it over the automatic.

One thing to note: the manual transmission was not as popular as the automatic on these cars, and I don't believe I have ever seen a manual with A/C.

Manuals were more popular in european delivered cars, where A/C was virtually non-existant. The best spec you could find IMO would be a european delivery car with manual transmission and a sunroof, then you can add A/C later if you really want it. The $2-$3k to add A/C (if done correctly) would make the car much more desirable and valuable when you are ready to move it on.

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That's interesting because I believe @rwd4evr has two 1963 w111 sedans with AC and column shift manuals.

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I have a '67 250SE coupe with the manual transmission, and I much prefer it over the automatic.

One thing to note: the manual transmission was not as popular as the automatic on these cars, and I don't believe I have ever seen a manual with A/C.

Manuals were more popular in european delivered cars, where A/C was virtually non-existant. The best spec you could find IMO would be a european delivery car with manual transmission and a sunroof, then you can add A/C later if you really want it. The $2-$3k to add A/C (if done correctly) would make the car much more desirable and valuable when you are ready to move it on.

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Does it make any difference if mechanical fuel injection or dual carburetor setup? Which is easier to service and maintain? Thanks.

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I have a '67 250SE coupe with the manual transmission, and I much prefer it over the automatic.

One thing to note: the manual transmission was not as popular as the automatic on these cars, and I don't believe I have ever seen a manual with A/C.

Manuals were more popular in european delivered cars, where A/C was virtually non-existant. The best spec you could find IMO would be a european delivery car with manual transmission and a sunroof, then you can add A/C later if you really want it. The $2-$3k to add A/C (if done correctly) would make the car much more desirable and valuable when you are ready to move it on.

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Is the 280SE easier to maintain?
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That's interesting because I believe @rwd4evr has two 1963 w111 sedans with AC and column shift manuals.
I don't mean to imply that there was never a coupe with original manual transmission & A/C, just that it would be a very rare specification, and Steve might be better off buying an available car then adding A/C instead of waiting forever on a car with the right spec to come up. Also IMO adding A/C to an original manual transmission car would increase the value, while converting an auto & A/C car to manual would decrease the value.

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Does it make any difference if mechanical fuel injection or dual carburetor setup? Which is easier to service and maintain? Thanks.
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All the coupes were fuel injected so no need to worry there. 220SE coupes had the two plunger pump while 250 and 280 had the 6 plunger (and other upgrades besides). Maintenance between the 250 and 280 will be virtually identical if they are both 6 cylinder cars, and roughly the same with the 3.5 v8. Though I must say you can disregard the v8 if $35k is out of the budget as they're all well north of there these days.
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