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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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I guess if I were to part-out the car I would go for the following:
3. Cold start valve
4. Injection pump
5. Any sensors related to the FI
6. Subframe mount covers (for whatever reason used original ones sell for more than new ones)
7. cigarette lighter
8. Fuel pump including cover at left rear wheel
9. Any tail light parts (chrome or plastic) that is in really good condition
10. 250SE and Automatic badges if in decent condition
11. Glove box lock (key code is stamped on the side of it when you remove it) (or perhaps glovebox, both door handles and ignition lock since it looks like you have a single-key car from the photo (which seems odd))
12. Steering wheel and horn pad if not cracked too much
13. Window cranks and inserts if in good condition
For the larger items - front bumpers, dash pad, ... consider them only if you are willing to ship them.
On ALL of this consider what your time is worth. I've done a lot of ebay sales over the years and I am SOOOO burnt out on it. I have closets of parts that I'm too lazy to list just because I value my time too much. I don't know how much pain it is to remove a dash pad in a W108, but if it has NO cracks, it might be worth the time.
Your alternative to ebay is Craigslist and the forums. Craigslist can be a huge waste of time but you often don't have to ship. If you do part the car out, the junkyard is unlikely to pay you anything for it and probably unwilling to come and collect it. When I have needed to get rid of a parts car I have put it on CL for free and someone will come haul it away within a day. Make sure you get them to sign the release of liability.
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, ...