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1966 250SL - W108 euro import - Any parts of value?

I have a w108 that has been sitting on jack stands for a few decades in a garage. Does anybody think it has much value, or is it even worth parting out?

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oops type it's 250SE, not SL.
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The rusty body probably has this as a lost cause, but yes, there are some parts there you could make some money on.
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There are some good parts in there.
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Radio, headlights, I'm not seeing much more...

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A shame you're so far from me. I'd offer to take it off your hands for free I wouldn't charge you a dime.

I'm with everyone else - not much of value unfortunately, aside from radio/lights/et al. This is a car I'd buy for pennies and put a modern V6 into. The interior redo alone would go well north of $6k, and rust repair/body work even more.

You sure you don't want to ship it to me at your expense?
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Hehe if you were in So Cal I might offer to drag it to you, but DC is a bit far.

I will grab the radio and lights for sure. Not sure if the dash is worth anything; tho it seems to be in ok condition. Maybe the front bumper?

Any good places to sell off the parts besides fleabay?
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I guess if I were to part-out the car I would go for the following:

1. Radio
2. headlights
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.

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If I really need the car gone ASAP, I would take the valuable small bits that can fit in a box and offer the rest for dirt cheap on eBay and CL.

The dash pad is not too hard to remove.

Personally, I would thing the 250se engine would be fairly valuable if it runs, but I'm guessing it doesn't. Eh?

I seems to find some goldmine in almost every car. Yes, it's time consuming, but sending good parts to the crusher makes me cry. Selling parts to people that want/need them makes me happy and money.

How much do you want for the following items?
- shock tower caps (seeking some myself)
- headlights (I'd probably buy)
- dash pad which I'd buy if crack free (which is not hard to remove, at least if the bow wood is not on top of it)
- seats (if good)
- door caps, if Undamaged
- door panels
- window regulators
- trunk pan of solid
- fenders if solid
- engine (with all associated parts if running)
- gas tank if not varnished
- windshield
- rear windshield
- carpets of good
- blower motors if good
- radiator if good
- ac system if good
- brake booster if good (just because I sold one from a 1969 on eBay for nearly $100 with the master cylinder)

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FYI, the car is now listed on CL Los Angeles for $500 for someone else to part out.

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