Date registered: Nov 2007
Vehicle: '73 450SL, '83 300CD, '89 300SE
Location: Upstate Central NY
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It's quite unlikely the car has 56K miles. The condition with missing and worn interior parts makes the car look like a freshly painted 150-200K mile car which has been driven without any great effort to maintain the interior.
Under the hood appears to have baked for more than 56K miles, also. Parts are usually quite a bit shiner on low mileage examples.
If it runs and drives well with no mechanical issues, then 3-3.5K with mileage unknown. If there is some way to prove the mileage is real, then you have a fairly abused 56K mile car maybe worth 3.5-4K if someone else really wants it.
Buyer beware with these cars, they're old. It has clearly never been garaged, or at least sat outside for a good many years. If it was garaged often, then it spent a lot of time on the road, which makes the odometer reading questionable again.
It may well be a very good car, as 240D's with so few options tend to last, well, forever.... and can be brought back to life even if terribly abused in many cases. But in my opinion, not even worth the $4,050 that was offered on ebay.
EDIT: I just looked at some more of the pics and noticed they admit it has around 150K miles. Definitely less than $4000.00, and only go that high if it needs no mechanical work whatsoever.
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1973 450SL - 191K - Summer Toy
1978 300CD - drove to death
1981 300D - drove to death
1983 300CD -170K
1989 300SE 144K miles..
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