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One Response to Grandma’s: 62 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

  1. Brian says:

    This is another instance of someone abusing the term “survivor”. The seat and door panel upholstery are clearly recent (just look at the leather soft top boot in the trunk – original seat leather should match that – it doesn’t).

    30,000 miles? Then why has the seat upholstery been replaced? The square weave carpet is recently new as well. The binding which comes on new carpet kits today is wider than what came on the 190’s back in the day – dead give away (besides this carpet looks brand new with no patina whatsoever.

    This does not mean that it is not a very nice car, it might be but buyers should know what they are bidding on. A survivor with 5500 miles sold for $165,000 seven years ago. If this was a true, low mileage survivor it could do $200k in a heartbeat.

    I believe the person listing the car is a dealer since he had a Pagoda that he was trying to move on eBay for about 6 months for big money. Nothing wrong with being a dealer but the grandmother story sort of implies otherwise. Below is a link to the Pagoda he was marketing.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1969-Mercedes-280SL-auto-A-C-One-Owner-34K-Mi-NO-RUST-Black-Plate-California-Car-/310671934198?_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&forcev4exp=true

    Item # 310671934198 (in case the above link is dead)

    Amazingly another 30k mile car with new carpeting in the foot wells. Again, maybe a very nice car but I would want to see air-tight service records to verify the incredibly low miles if I were paying for them.

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