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Good afternoon see what you think of this 1986 300SE for sale at Maitland?

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/de...2&gtsViewType=Spotlight&rankingType=Spotlight

Great colour and great condition car.
I think he is in 560 territory with the price though.

Built a few months before mine, and an MB-TEX interior and manual seats like mine. Difference is that this car has a sunroof.

FIN WDB1260242A231271
Model 300 SE
Engine 103981 22 009606
Transmission 722319 02 746735
Order Number 0 5 901 13084
Order Location AUSTRALIA ASSOCIATION
Interior MB TEX - BLUE (172)
Paint 1 DIAMOND BLUE METALLIC (355U)
Delivery Date 1986-02-21
Approx. Build Date 1986-02
Code Description
233 FOGLAMP WIRING FOR FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, AUSTRALIA, SWEDEN, NORWAY
240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
286 LUGGAGE NETS ON DRIVER RESTS L AND R
412 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF WITH TILTING DEVICE
420 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 4-GEAR
430 HEADREST IN THE REAR, LEFT AND RIGHT
440 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL)
470 ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
480 SELF-LEVELLING SUSPENSION
507 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LEFT AND RIGHT, HEATED (ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE ON THE RIGHT)
570 FOLDING ARMREST, FRONT
588 AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL AND ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT AND REAR DOORS)
599 HEAT ABSORBING GLASS FOR SIDE AND REAR WINDOW PANES; HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, SINGLE-SHEET SAFETY GLASS
615 LAMP UNIT, ASYMMETRICAL L.H. TRAFFIC, AND FRONT AND REAR DOOR COURTESY LAMPS
625 VERSION FOR AUSTRALIA
640 15-HOLE LIGHT ALLOY RIMS
677 TROPICAL BATTERY
731 WOOD TRIM, BURRED WALNUT ROOT
806 CHANGE OF MODEL YEAR, THE LAST FIGURE SHOWING THE NEW MODEL YEAR
877 READING LAMP IN THE REAR

Mercedes Benz VIN decoded at https://www.lastvin.com/vin/pY4grAgaMbyEDjyRJ
 

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How about this 280SE ? Unfortunately, not that many pictures, but from what I can see, this is a beautiful car. Seems a shame that in many instances W116s are held in such low esteem. Regards Styria

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10222862597739258&set=pcb.10157990455846684&type=3&theater

I'll try again. Don't know how to transmit Facebook pics. Regards Styria

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10222862597739258&set=pcb.10157990455846684&type=3&theater

Looks like it's the same unsatisfactory situation.
 
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S-Class V12 2005

A hell of a lot of car for relatively little or.....no money ? That's what it seems when one considers the cost of the car when new and what they are looking for today. To put this into some perspective, and I am talking about the catastrophic resale value of some luxury cars - I looked at a Suzuki 2007 Burgmann Maxi Scooter that was advertised for $6500 from memory. A scooter of all things !

Compare the two items - makes one scratching the proverbials. Regards Styria

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mar...mpaign=LF7-Automotive&utm_content=163436_9299
 

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Quick, tell Mark Hertz...
He likes V12s and I believe he’s rebuilt at least one engine!
 

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Brabus 6.9 litre - W140

This time some more reasonably useful information, but on the much maligned W140 series S Class. The author makes it very clear that these are quite complex and expensive Motor Cars to maintain. Incidentally, the link to BaT (?) is provided by Lucas from whom we have not heard for a long time. I wonder how he is getting on in this world ? Perhaps someone knows. Regards Styria

https://bringatrailer.com/2014/11/10/lwb-zonda-1993-mercedes-benz-600sel-brabus-6-9/
 
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That kingswood has hardly been used.
Still, it doesn't seem that long ago that you could pick up a decent (not this low mileage) Kingswood for next to nothing! they have really gone up in price in the last 10 years.
 
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On that w116, if it really is rust free could be a good buy. The problem is that sellers claim these things and then you go and see the car and there are rust holes the size of your fist in the floors!
 

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Most Kingswood’s I’ve seen over the last few years Bryce, are either rusted out, or completely worn out.
This is extremely rare, and boy I’ve looked at a few Holdens over the last few years.

The 450 owner is extremely poor with communication, so I will wipe it based on his efforts to actually sell his own car.
 
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No but it seems to have been for sale for many months.
i suspect this is because its priced as a car that is ok but the description says it needs work. No idea what that work is.
Looks nice though.
 
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