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Hello Everyone:

First time I have posted on this forum as I am an SL owner. I am thinking about purchasing a 1991 300SE because I just love the 126 short wheelbase timeless design of this model. The Inline six is okay with me as I just want to cruise the freeway with it. I was wondering if anyone could pull a Carfax report for me the VIN# is WDBCA24D2MA573323. Also here is the link to the ad for the car. I am pretty sure that I can get him under $4,000 as there are some cosmetic issues that need tending to. I am at the beginning stages of investigating this car but I know it passed the California Smog test just last month.

http://www.craigslist.org/nby/car/63917243.html

Thank you for any assistance.
 

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Sorry I can’t help with the CarFax but the 300 SE is a great car. $4000 sounds right to me. It has the same color interior as mine. These cars are a joy to drive and you are right, the 126 standard wheelbase is a timeless design. [:)]
 

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We love our 300SE. I wouldn't dream of selling it for 4k, and it's a 1989. Pearl black, gray interior. You will love the car.
 

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I've always wanted to sell my 300SE and buy a 420 or a 560, but recently, I've decided that I really like my car. It's a really easy car to work on (TONS of room in the engine bay), and there are a lot of performance parts available for it, since the w201 and the w124 share the same engine as the 300SE. Although you need to find out if the head gasket was ever replaced, as mine looks like it just blew.

I'd say this one is worth $3000.
 

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danwatt - 3/18/2005 2:29 AM

I've always wanted to sell my 300SE and buy a 420 or a 560, but recently, I've decided that I really like my car. It's a really easy car to work on (TONS of room in the engine bay), and there are a lot of performance parts available for it, since the w201 and the w124 share the same engine as the 300SE. Although you need to find out if the head gasket was ever replaced, as mine looks like it just blew.

I'd say this one is worth $3000.
how many miles on your 300? Mine had/has 191k miles and was on its original headgasket and was fine. Headgaskets was a problem on the m104 more than m103.

I too at one point thought of adding performance to the 300... but even if I were to shell out $2k, it would not be good enough to achieve 560 figures.
 

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Snibble - 3/18/2005 4:30 AM

danwatt - 3/18/2005 2:29 AM

I've always wanted to sell my 300SE and buy a 420 or a 560, but recently, I've decided that I really like my car. It's a really easy car to work on (TONS of room in the engine bay), and there are a lot of performance parts available for it, since the w201 and the w124 share the same engine as the 300SE. Although you need to find out if the head gasket was ever replaced, as mine looks like it just blew.

I'd say this one is worth $3000.
how many miles on your 300? Mine had/has 191k miles and was on its original headgasket and was fine. Headgaskets was a problem on the m104 more than m103.

I too at one point thought of adding performance to the 300... but even if I were to shell out $2k, it would not be good enough to achieve 560 figures.
I should've added that about a year ago, I had some pretty bad overheating problems because of a stuck thermostat.
 
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