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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #75 on: 26 February 2017, 03:44 PM »
The only 2 VIN that would have any value would be #1 and whatever the last one was.  Even at that not much.....
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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #76 on: 28 February 2017, 11:26 PM »
Early and late VIN's have no monetary bearing on a cars value past intrinsic value.

As a W116 owner, I guessed we'd need all the intrinsic value we can get. 8)

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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #77 on: 28 February 2017, 11:51 PM »
Indeed.  However, it's important to remember that intrinsic value does not equal monetary value. 
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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #78 on: 01 March 2017, 04:23 AM »
I was looking at a great E320 W124 recently, with a manual sportline Getrag 5-speed. All was great, apart from the fact the seller imagined this is some super rare thing and was asking twice the reasonable market value of a car in that condition.

Simply put, rarity as such only matters if it's real. Why should I care to pay a premium for a "rare" feature, where the feature made n% of the 65k units produced? :)

If it were one, or two cars ever - that's unique. But I'm weird that way ;)

I could just as easily claim that my 450 is unique and super rare, just because it's likely to be one of the very best on the globe in terms of mechanical/body condition. But would anyone actually care, if there's thousands other cars to choose from?
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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #79 on: 01 March 2017, 05:13 AM »
I would!

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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #81 on: 07 March 2017, 03:22 PM »
I was looking at a great E320 W124 recently, with a manual sportline Getrag 5-speed. All was great, apart from the fact the seller imagined this is some super rare thing and was asking twice the reasonable market value of a car in that condition.

Simply put, rarity as such only matters if it's real. Why should I care to pay a premium for a "rare" feature, where the feature made n% of the 65k units produced? :)

If it were one, or two cars ever - that's unique. But I'm weird that way ;)

I could just as easily claim that my 450 is unique and super rare, just because it's likely to be one of the very best on the globe in terms of mechanical/body condition. But would anyone actually care, if there's thousands other cars to choose from?

I agree on all points, Lucas, and I'm of the same mindset.  Though, one fact that people seem to often overlook is the criteria that makes a care actually rare.  The general rule in the automotive world for being qualified as rare is +/- 500 units that were either originally produced, or +/- 500 units that remain.  For example, We simply can't claim that a 600 or a 190Sl are rare.  Too many were made, and far too many still exist. 

Stan, I enjoyed seeing this highly optioned car you posted about.  One the 6.9 cars I have has the electric rear seat adjustment, too, and with rear seat heating, as well.  It's a sight to behold.  :) 
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