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Posted 5/18/2008 9:43 PM
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1971? 250C

I found this Jewel on the way home from Louisville, last Saturday. The interior is in surprisingly good shape. Paint is tired and it needs a dent repaired above left rear wheel well. What do you guys think?




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Posted 5/18/2008 10:43 PM
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$500
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Posted 5/19/2008 9:12 AM
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That's what I was thinking, myself. If I could pick it up for $500 . . .
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Posted 5/19/2008 3:29 PM
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Unfortunately, I doubt that body style would ever attract many buyers. It looks to need a lot of work with dents and accident damage. I also believe the front bumper is on upside down. Never a good sign for the history and care during its previous years.
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Posted 5/19/2008 4:13 PM
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mb230s - 5/19/2008 2:29 PM Unfortunately, I doubt that body style would ever attract many buyers. It looks to need a lot of work with dents and accident damage. I also believe the front bumper is on upside down. Never a good sign for the history and care during its previous years.

They have a 'decent' following, considering their rarity. They only made about 2600 or so, each year they were sold in the states. The bumper is on correctly. That is a spot for the Euro tag:

 





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Posted 5/19/2008 4:17 PM
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Oh, and since the interior needs little attention, all I'd have to worry about is the body (a known quantity) and the drivetrain (an unknown quantity). I've been quoted $2300 to $2600 for a complete trim removal and paint. That includes dent repair (I would hope so). A person could easily find about 6 or 7 grand tied up in this thing.
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Posted 5/19/2008 8:53 PM
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That pilarless coupe design is one of my favorites!
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Posted 5/20/2008 4:20 PM
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We have a guy here in Nashville that has the same model for sale, $9,000! It is perfect however.
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Posted 5/20/2008 5:18 PM
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Ed Mclass - 5/20/2008 3:20 PM We have a guy here in Nashville that has the same model for sale, $9,000! It is perfect however.

I was led to believe that this one wouldn't be worth more than $7000 or so, when it's finished. But, I guess it depends on the quality of the workmanship and original content. I've seen them on the web for as high as $20,000.



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Posted 5/22/2008 8:18 AM
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There is a publication "Cars That Matter" that says in great condition it would be worth $23,600. I doubt that it would be worth it in this market. That was not the greatest engine. www.carsthatmatter.com
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Posted 5/22/2008 10:47 AM
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Ed Mclass - 5/22/2008 7:18 AM There is a publication "Cars That Matter" that says in great condition it would be worth $23,600. I doubt that it would be worth it in this market. That was not the greatest engine. www.carsthatmatter.com

I've already been warned about the carburetor and throttle.

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Posted 5/26/2008 11:27 AM
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I did another inspection on it, Saturday. No rust on the rockers or anywhere else. Seems that the car was probably garaged throughout most of it's earlier years. The right side has no damage, at all. The left front fender needs to be repaired or replaced and the left rear quarter needs work. I have a local place that can straighten the bumper and rechrome it. I'm seriously considering bringing it home and restoring it. I did notice that the steering wheel was cracked, a common problem with most older cars. There is some finish blistering on the wood interior but no cracks anywhere. I would attribute the finish blister to some dumbass using Armor-All on it, a big no-no for earlier wood finishes.
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Posted 9/5/2008 8:41 AM
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Here is a pic of my 250C



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Posted 9/5/2008 6:24 PM
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mansito - 9/5/2008 7:41 AMHere is a pic of my 250C
Gorgeous Car!! Looks to be in top notch condition.
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Posted 9/6/2008 6:58 PM
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That is so very fine.  An involuntary wide grin came over my face as soon as I saw the first pic
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Posted 9/12/2008 3:44 PM
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Cmitch, ya gotta rescue her! Did they quote you a price?
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Any news on the coupe?
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cmitch - 5/26/2008 8:27 AM

I'm seriously considering bringing it home and restoring it.


In case you do, I have a 250C here with a totally shot interior.
However, fender, bumper and other metal except rockers in good shape.
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Posted 5/21/2013 4:05 AM
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Re: 1971? 250C

Today, Car is the important and vital part of our life. Common man also enjoys the facility of a car. As we use cars we also need to maintain them. So we need car accessories to make the car's interior comfortable and exterior glamorous. The best place to look is online. There are many shops and dealers to provide auto parts for your car. We should maintain our cars for
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