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ptashek

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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #45 on: 24 February 2016, 02:41 AM »
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #46 on: 24 February 2016, 07:12 AM »
First owner, 660000km.. Is that not a good start?

ptashek

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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #47 on: 24 February 2016, 12:25 PM »
First owner, 660000km.. Is that not a good start?

Low mileage and few owners don't replace regular maintenance, and good substance.
If it was parked outside for many years (last registered in 1991), and only recently dry stored, you can expect it to be a proper rust bucket.
Also, it's a very low-spec, all manual 280SE. Only the gearbox works in its favour. A good parts car for well under 1000EUR, maybe.
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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #48 on: 24 February 2016, 05:21 PM »
660,000 km isn't low mileage, (372,822 miles)  it's not a complete car, and it shows signs of many hidden problems.  Even if it were a low mileage car it still looks like it has nearly half a million miles in it.   Notice the rear floor carpets are darker.....that's probably because they're wet or used to get wet often.  That coupled with what PTASHEK has already stated, and you have a car worth it's weight in scrap or a little more. 

I realize that W116 cars in the U.S. are very inexpensive to buy compared to other markets, and often times people will give them away because they're such a hard model to sell.  However, i think value based on condition is a worldwide understanding among enthusiasts regardless of current regional values.  In this particular case, the pictures themselves tell the whole story. 
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1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3, papyrus white/dark red leather
1971 280sel Black/black leather
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ptashek

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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #49 on: 24 February 2016, 05:37 PM »
660,000 km isn't low mileage

It's a typo - the car is listed with 66k, not 660k.
I doubt the M110 would survive that kind of mileage.
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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #50 on: 24 February 2016, 08:46 PM »
That has to be the absolute roughest, ragged out car I've ever seen to have only 60,000 km on it.  What a shame. 
1966 250se coupe`, black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3, papyrus white/dark red leather
1971 280sel Black/black leather
1973 300sel 4.5, silver blue metallic/blue leather
1976 280s astral silver/blue MB Tex

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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #51 on: 24 February 2016, 09:44 PM »
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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #53 on: 27 February 2016, 06:26 AM »
I already contacted him, he is firm on the price of 250eu.  The last one on ebay was 100eu. 

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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #54 on: 02 March 2016, 08:42 PM »
I really don't like not buying this one, but I have 4 units Hirschmann already. This is an excellent deal, it seems.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hirschmann-Power-Antenna-6000u-Mercedes-W123-Custom-Street-Rod-Vintage-/311557752567?hash=item488a4a06f7:g:4bwAAOSwLVZV27bR&vxp=mtr

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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #55 on: 02 March 2016, 08:50 PM »
I really don't like not buying this one, but I have 4 units Hirschmann already. This is an excellent deal, it seems.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hirschmann-Power-Antenna-6000u-Mercedes-W123-Custom-Street-Rod-Vintage-/311557752567?hash=item488a4a06f7:g:4bwAAOSwLVZV27bR&vxp=mtr

Not tested. Total gamble.
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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #56 on: 02 March 2016, 09:53 PM »
Isn't it always unsure? Still the guys says it won't be dead on delivery and offers 2 weeks warranty.

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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #57 on: 03 March 2016, 12:45 PM »
You need to see the inside of the thing. Usually they are super rusty inside.
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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #59 on: 03 March 2016, 01:35 PM »
Thanks Peter, I bumped into this ad a few days ago.
Was tempted, coz it's special alright.
But, my cars are both fitted with German-language based goods.
I'll have to pass.

Thanks for thinking of me. I always want to hear about such things, if you see anything out of the ordinary!