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Re: Tell him he's dreamin'

Post by Mercmad » Wed 20 Dec, 2017 2:08 pm

[url]https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bundall ... cars[url]I dont care if it is a SL , It's the rotten remnants of an SL .

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Re: Tell him he's dreamin'

Post by Honey500 » Wed 20 Dec, 2017 8:00 pm

Some recent posts about big $$ for SL's but that looks more like a parts car!
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Re: Tell him he's dreamin'

Post by ngruzevs » Sat 23 Dec, 2017 8:18 am

Not sure it's appropriate for this thread, hard to believe a 65 model only has 32000miles on odometer

https://www.carsales.com.au/private/det ... 3798/?Cr=0

Thoughts?
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Re: Tell him he's dreamin'

Post by CraigB » Sat 23 Dec, 2017 8:53 am

There are often claims like that and you look at the shape of the front seat, for example, and you instantly know it can't be true. But this actually looks pretty good. Good quality but at 132,000 miles I'm not sure if it would look that good. Boot has that unused look to, although a few bumps along the edge, but that is pretty easy to happen over a few years of use. The low mileage cars i have had usually have a story like they have been used like a normal new car and then somebody dies, goes away etc and then it is locked in a garage. So does the wear on that look like you would expect after a few years of use.... I reckon it could be. The only bit that bothered me is that when you look at the closeups of the ID plates etc, it looks to me like they could have been masked and the car resprayed around it. That's not so bad but it means it is not original paint and you have to wonder how well it was done.

Still, SA car and 2017 concourse winner and its a finnie..... David Knight must know all the answers!

And price..... If its as appears you could spend that money on most other finnies and not make them look that good - just depends if you want one that looks that good.
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Re: Tell him he's dreamin'

Post by TheMadRacoon » Sat 23 Dec, 2017 1:41 pm

Agree with Craig's last comment.

Here are some overseas cars and prices, so that price for an original would be reasonable.


https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/merced ... ime-stars/

Some tempters there, eh?
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Re: Tell him he's dreamin'

Post by Ivanerrol » Sat 23 Dec, 2017 10:37 pm

Overseas prices are getting out of hand.
I see that humble early W123 older engined 230 and 250 carburetor models are bring US$10K in some markets.
You would be lucky to sell one here.
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Post by thirstymerc » Tue 06 Feb, 2018 11:28 am

Don't get me wrong, I love my 71 250 in very similar condition to this one and would love a mint for it, but the asking price here is impressive :laughing6:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mercedes-23 ... Sw8R9aeDCF
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Re: Tell him he's dreamin'

Post by thirstymerc » Tue 06 Feb, 2018 11:49 am

Fingers crossed! If he gets this, I'm sitting on a small fortune :laughing6:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mercedes-23 ... Sw8R9aeDCF
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Re: Tell him he's dreamin'

Post by Honey500 » Tue 06 Feb, 2018 1:44 pm

It is easier to ask forgiveness than it is to ask for permission!

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Re: Tell him he's dreamin'

Post by AMG » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 9:53 pm

Here's the latest dreamer...

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lake-mu ... 1171727252

I think they added an extra zero to the figure for shits n giggles.

I reckon $499 is probably 400 bucks too much. :laughing6: :smilebox: :laughing5: :laughing5: :laughing5: :laughing5:
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Re: Tell him he's dreamin'

Post by Mercmad » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 9:13 am

The TD is a icon car for the beareded sandal wearing hipster today, they even have cedar oak dash wood ...

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Re: Tell him he's dreamin'

Post by Honey500 » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 4:05 pm

From a distance the paint looks nice and shiny...from a distance :laughing6:
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Re: Tell him he's dreamin'

Post by TheMadRacoon » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 8:11 pm

Mercmad wrote:
Thu 22 Feb, 2018 9:13 am
The TD is a icon car for the beareded sandal wearing hipster today, they even have cedar oak dash wood ...
As opposed to old Renaults, which require sandals AND hiking socks.
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