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06-13-2019 04:57 PM
Okie-Benz
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Originally Posted by LWB250 View Post
And W140s with “bulletproof” glass.

Dan
Oh yea forgot about that one.
06-13-2019 06:10 AM
LWB250
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Originally Posted by Okie-Benz View Post
along with "ran when parked", gets 40mpg, rare zungfogle engine
And W140s with “bulletproof” glass.

Dan
06-13-2019 06:06 AM
ChristianAnarchist
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Originally Posted by Okie-Benz View Post
along with "ran when parked", gets 40mpg, rare zungfogle engine
And the quattromoggle exhaust!
06-12-2019 05:01 PM
Okie-Benz
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Originally Posted by LWB250 View Post
Please cite your source for the statement "last of the hand built Mercedes". I've heard/seen this in so many ads it's trending with "ICE COLD AIR!" and "million mile" diesel engines.

Mercedes have been "hand built" for years. I'm confused by these sorts of claims and would appreciate clarification.
along with "ran when parked", gets 40mpg, rare zungfogle engine
06-12-2019 03:46 PM
ChristianAnarchist
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One of the big things you have going for you is having the hydraulic cylinders reconditioned. I have done it on a w124 cabriolet and I know how labor intensive it is. A big plus for a buyer not to have to worry about the convertible top working.
Thanks. It was quite the job and I'm glad that the cylinder rebuilder used a more durable seal than Mercedes does. I think Mercedes does a huge disservice toward their customer base when they design these things to fail after 10 years or so. Don't they know it's hurting their reputation as a "quality" car manufacturer??
06-11-2019 06:49 AM
Michael Pillay One of the big things you have going for you is having the hydraulic cylinders reconditioned. I have done it on a w124 cabriolet and I know how labor intensive it is. A big plus for a buyer not to have to worry about the convertible top working.
06-10-2019 04:31 AM
LWB250
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Originally Posted by ChristianAnarchist View Post
Thanks for the link. I guess 10k would be more realistic so if anyone wants to look at the car PM me and we will talk.
Again, based on the lack of provenance and condition, I don’t see this car being worth top of the market price. Just looking at the condition of the steering wheel is enough to tell me it needs some attention. $6k-$8k would be more like it in my opinion. But hey, if you can find someone who will give you $10k for it, take the money and run!

Good luck with the sale!
06-09-2019 06:58 PM
ChristianAnarchist
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Originally Posted by LWB250 View Post
Based on what little information you've provided your ask is extremely optimistic. In reality it would be under $10k, and that's if it's a really outstanding example with current maintenance and good provenance. At present neither of those criteria have been met.

You can see some examples of such to compare to with real world selling prices here:

https://bringatrailer.com/search/mercedes+e320/

Good luck with the sale.
Thanks for the link. I guess 10k would be more realistic so if anyone wants to look at the car PM me and we will talk.
06-09-2019 03:03 PM
LWB250 Based on what little information you've provided your ask is extremely optimistic. In reality it would be under $10k, and that's if it's a really outstanding example with current maintenance and good provenance. At present neither of those criteria have been met.

You can see some examples of such to compare to with real world selling prices here:

https://bringatrailer.com/search/mercedes+e320/

Good luck with the sale.
06-07-2019 09:57 PM
ChristianAnarchist
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Originally Posted by LWB250 View Post
Please cite your source for the statement "last of the hand built Mercedes". I've heard/seen this in so many ads it's trending with "ICE COLD AIR!" and "million mile" diesel engines.

Mercedes have been "hand built" for years. I'm confused by these sorts of claims and would appreciate clarification.
I was told when I bought this some 8 years ago that it was the last year of "hand built" Mercedes. I never questioned it but now that you mention it I may have been fooled. Maybe they weren't hand built. Anyway, I supposed I want about 12K for the car and it's got something around 142K miles on it (maybe, I'll have to go to the shop and check it and right now it's almost midnight so I'm not about to check it right now).

As to the post of when the repairs have been done I personally did the cylinders for the convertible top and I did NOT put in the Mercedes factory cylinders with the crappy seals that give out in 10 years. I sent the cylinders in to be rebuilt by the guy recommended to me on this forum. (sorry, I don't really remember who that is - old timers disease...)

I've never had the timing chain repair done so maybe someone before me did. I can only speak for repairs done under my watch.
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