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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I'm with you that the asking price is a lot more than one would expect or anticipate, but most of what you're getting picky over is minor, in my mind.
Wood is the right color - my 108 came with the same, and spare wood that I bought over the years differed in color, grain, texture, et al.
Color of spark plug wires is a minor detractor. The fact that they enable an operable Mercedes is cause for celebration, IMO.
Antenna crookednosity can be fixed in 5 mins.
AC panel - yeah, I'm with you on that one. Totally custom methinks?
Floor shifter is correct. My 108 has the same, my 300 has the same, my dad's 250 has the same.
Seat belts original to the car were probably kangol ones - the upgrade to a three point system is a welcome one, IMO
Extra hose clamps and battery terminal wrong sidedness seem minor too.
Side reflectors don't look Mercedes native to me, but there are likely to be changes for the local markets?
Had this been for sale in the US, I'd go after it at $5k, maybe a bit more. I wonder if the asking price is apropos where it sits ...