Sorry to hear that, but can't say I'm surprised...that ad screamed pure ignorance. He WAS asking $25K? Mmmkay buddy. BTW, the lifetime smog-free 560SEL sold for $5K...although that was when gas was $5/gallon here.I talked to the guy and he is a dick. Does not know much about Benz's, at least not at our level. I asked him about the anomalies like the US wipers etc. Was evasive. I offered to come down and shoot some proper pics and he blew me off. He said he WAS asking 25K. He asked if I knew what a 10:1 motor was. I asked him if he's ever stripped one down to bare metal..
Good luck to ya pal!
Yeeeaahhh, I thought this looked familiar! Well, sounds exactly like a Lorinser coupe I'm tracking here locally. Guy is evasive, not forthcoming, fluctuates (upwards) on price...not a very trust inspiring situation.This is the same one that Teutone and I looked a couple of times last year. At the time, he was asking $8995. We got the VIN and lots more info-- here's the thread:
The car is definitely in good shape overall, and if the paint was done, even better. It might be worth looking at again, and I think ca$h will talk. I recall he had gotten it smogged, and the exhaust wasn't stock. It does have tri-ys, no SLS, and the wood has all been blacked out (looks fairly professional, and rather unique). I thought the interior was pretty good- not perfect though. The stereo was also a bit funky. And I vaguely recall the A/C not working.
I thought it was all a bit fishy back then-- and Teutone might chime in here too. I think the guy is using our info/questions about the 10:1 engine (he didn't know about it last year). He definitely doesn't know all that much about these cars. He's also not very forthcoming with receipts either.