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is that the rod bender engine?
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is that the rod bender engine?
Yes, its a rod bender unless the seller has evidence that Mercedes replaced the motor. Many were...

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Lets have a running thread on the deals and wacky finds on Craigslist. Try not to post just a link, but upload a picture of the ad, or try screen shot of the ad if possible, so the thread lives forever as these ad's are only good for 7 days.

The R129 forum does this...

https://www.benzworld.org/forums/r129...aigslist+deals

it is a buyers market on these cars:

93 Mercedes s500

Yes, it is old, but it is a coupe
Martin's post from late 2016. Then, I bought mine in early 2017. There were a few for sale, 500s and 600s. Like 3. I noticed one a month in working order/complete from then through late last fall. Now, I have seen maybe 2 or 3, and one was a part-out. I have seen nothing on eBay for a month, I searched "all Craigslist" and there are 2 cars. A V8 and a V12. Neither with stock wheels/original.

I think the next 90 days is a key period to see what's left out there as far as the spring selling/buying season. Many OEM parts have gone NLA in the past 12 months, and it looks like the already-scarce supply of the coupes is drying up as well. Buy and hold......long, not short. If you haven't already
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Yes, as time goes on their will be less-normal attitude of time on a product

The sale of these cars comes and goes on craig's list, but I'm not after low mileage garage queens with papers.

I buy queens I can tacitly resurrect, and look for a lot of little things others do not see, nor a PPI would NOT see...

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Yes, as time goes on their will be less-normal attitude of time on a product

The sale of these cars comes and goes on craig's list, but I'm not after low mileage garage queens with papers.

I buy queens I can tacitly resurrect, and look for a lot of little things others do not see, nor a PPI would NOT see...

Martin
That's my philosophy with a slight twist!

Someone on here recently bought a 99 S500 sedan with something like teen miles, for something like mid-20s. God bless em, that's a rare bird, but after all that you're still gonna do thousands in road-ready maintenance and repairs as we've all been over and over and on and on about on these boards.

Like you, I go after the survivors, that may have been rode hard, but also have evidence of at least the bare minimums in the service booklet having been taken care of along the way. I throw out the PPI and go with my gut (you throw out the PPI and go with your fine-tooth comb, which is really the smartest way to do it btw!) because I usually don't find the car I want locally, and I also don't want to let my "rational" head make me regret my gut instinct later. If you know these cars and have years of ownership experience, you know a "clean PPI" and a thorough once-over means one thing - you're still going to miss a few grand of "get it just right" repairs. My "law of averages" "gut ppi" has served me pretty well over the years. Of course, if I'd been in CA, 3k miles away, I'd have been a fool to have not done a PPI, or a once over, but you know what? It would mean I would not have this car today, and I'm glad I toughed it out and have just a few more months of toughing it out before it's as close to 100% as any innately-imperfect old Benz can possibly be.
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I'm a 124/126 guy, but man..if needed a car I'd be looking at this one..Low miles, looks clean.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/...479348126.html
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I'm a 124/126 guy, but man..if needed a car I'd be looking at this one..Low miles, looks clean.

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I don't know if anyone else noticed, but Kent Bergsma of Mercedessource is selling his S600 Coupe and his E320 Coupe as a pair for $17,800. He has several videos on the S600 on YouTube, do a search on "Son of the Beast". It appears to be an extremely clean example. The E320 coupe also appears nice.

Link to his ad on his website:
https://mercedessource.com/store/ken...te-coupes-sale

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Lets see how this Thread performs as a Sticky .
I removed my own Sticky Thread "Maintenance Manuals" which is now found in this Thread not to have have to many Stickies on the 1st page . https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w140...-articles.html
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Lets see how this Thread performs as a Sticky .
I removed my own Sticky Thread "Maintenance Manuals" which is now found in this Thread not to have have to many Stickies on the 1st page . https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w140...-articles.html
Objections ?. .
I'd suggest combining the Fix it yourself thread and the Photo DIY thread instead as they are the most alike, and leaving the Maintenance manual thread as-is. I like the idea of this thread being a sticky.

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