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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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I would base the decision on how much maintenance the owner has been doing to the car over the years. You have said that the paint is crap. That's a minus. The seats are poor. That's a minus. Service records? Condition of the rubber door seals and window seals? It's far cheaper to buy a car that someone else has dumped money into than to buy a beater and try and fix it. Or course if you just want to drive it and not improve it, it might be a nice car. Thirsty car BTW.
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, ...