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#25300 of 25732 Re: Another old Benzo project [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 20, 2013 (10:11 am)
I guess the spring conversion kit for a Panther wouldn't work on that Benz...
#25301 of 25732 Re: Another old Benzo project [texases]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 20, 2013 (10:40 am)
Unless you're a Handy Andy you're going to run into complexity and expense I'm afraid. The market picks and chooses and it is sometimes cruel I guess.
If this were a '67 Jaguar MkII 3.8 four-door sedan it would be sold so fast there wouldn't even be a need to advertise it.
The 300SEL is a rare car--another example of how rarity does not always translate into value.
#25303 of 25732 Re: Another old Benzo project [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 20, 2013 (11:25 am)
Well here's the way I look at it.
I can buy it and get it towed to our local indy Benz mechanic where he can take his time and mess with it and make it running but even if the repairs to make it a runner cost me $5k I still think it would take me forever to find a buyer not only at a break even price of around $6k but at a price where I can come out ahead on it.
So even if I put it at $10k it would probably be tough getting rid of it, even to an MB enthusiast as for $10k there are so many other quasi collectible Benzes in nice shape that one can buy.
I guess the worst case scenario would be the air suspension that might require new hosing, compressor, airbags?, plus if it sat for years then new fuel injectors and other related componensts, an full engine rebuild maybe?
#25304 of 25732 Re: shifty car [qbrozen]
Mar 20, 2013 (11:30 am)
Very nice 944 Turbo. But salvage title for $3,000 worth of repairs? Odd...
#25305 of 25732 Re: shifty car [texases]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 20, 2013 (12:52 pm)
Too bad about that salvage title...this prices the car, as stated, too high, in my opinion---probably $7500 is all the money here and then some, unless you turn it into a track car, which is what smart money would do.
These 944 turbos, when properly equipped and in the hands of a skilled driver, can still give a new 911 fits on a road course.
So yeah, maybe from SCCA will bite on this, as "good bones" for a track car.
As for those planning to use this as a street car, we all remember the old rule: "Whatever gets you into a car cheaply when you buy it, will come back to haunt you when you sell it".
That salvage title hangs like a sharp sword over the car--if you put in lots of need mods and make it a great street car, then you'll never see your money out of it.
Mar 20, 2013 (5:44 pm)
Those tires look great on the car.
I hope you have a fedora you wear while driving it.
#25307 of 25732 Re: . [explorerx4]
Mar 20, 2013 (7:37 pm)
That would work pretty well. They give the car some swank - and with the headroom, I could wear it while driving
I was looking around today, here's a fintail with the same tires:
And a highly restored one in Germany:
Nice to see some others who have the same. I was a little concerned that the tires aren't 100% identical to OEM, but they might be as close as one can get for a radial tire.
Now I have an urge to have the steering wheel restored.
Mar 21, 2013 (5:04 am)
What's the make and model of that yellow truck?
#25309 of 25732 Re: . [hpmctorque]
Mar 21, 2013 (7:38 am)
I think the truck is a "Framo".