Anyone want my car for spares or repair before I look elsewhere?

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Hi guys this is the last chance saloon, (no pun intended) to acquire my W140

After this it is going to scrap dealers so this is your opportunity to contact me.

£1,395 NOT A PENNY LESS!
RARE CHANCE TO PURCHASE A BEAST AT A BARGAIN PRICE!
ABSOLUTE BARGAIN.

MAGNIFICENT CAR! WAS APPROX £80000 NEW! MOT TILL MAY 2015 !!!APPREACIATING CLASSIC.
PRICED TO SELL! NEEDS MINOR ATTENTION TO CYLINDER 4 AND O2 SENSOR!!!
 

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Just a query,

Assuming a scrap dealer will give you £100 - £200, why won't you accept a penny less than £1395???

Surely you are better asking for some bids on it - find out what people want to pay, not what you want?

I have a written off ML that is great for parts. I want £1500 for it - however no-one wants to pay that, so I'm going to have to reconsider....
 
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Calumcco, suggest you use something like Cartakeback.com to get an idea of what the scrap value of your car is as a start.

You should also contact specialist breakers such as Dronsfields and W140 as they have a more accurate idea of the potential parts value and may offer a bit more.

Otherwise, as stated above it is pointless you saying you won't except less than a particular amount; at the end of the day if you get £50 more than its scrap value at least you have £50 more in your pocket!

What you have said in your post is most likely to put people off unfortunately.

Best of luck.
 
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Calumcco, suggest you use something like Cartakeback.com to get an idea of what the scrap value of your car is as a start.

You should also contact specialist breakers such as Dronsfields and W140 as they have a more accurate idea of the potential parts value and may offer a bit more.

Otherwise, as stated above it is pointless you saying you won't except less than a particular amount; at the end of the day if you get £50 more than its scrap value at least you have £50 more in your pocket!

What you have said in your post is most likely to put people off unfortunately.

Best of luck.

Is W140 Carl?
 

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Had a look here in PL at some W140's... a good one still fetches north of 4K...

Found this gem:

http://allegro.pl/mercedes-s320-w140-super-stan-i4704887102.html

Gotta say, if I had some spare cash lying around... a car like this... very tempting. You can say what you want about the W140 but it certainly is one imposing and impressive hunk of auto...
 
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I have received some offers but they are not very much to be honest. I am in a right mess here.
 

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Just get rid of it! Accept a couple of hundred quid for it, and move on and forget about it. In 2 years you wont be wishing you'd kept it for another 6 months trying to sell it for a lousy few hundred more... your first loss is your best loss...
 

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Just get rid of it! Accept a couple of hundred quid for it, and move on and forget about it. In 2 years you wont be wishing you'd kept it for another 6 months trying to sell it for a lousy few hundred more... your first loss is your best loss...

Another adage, which is true in a lot of cases, "Your first offer is probably the best offer"
 

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+1...they would probably pick it up tomorrow...

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Calumcco, suggest you use something like Cartakeback.com to get an idea of what the scrap value of your car is as a start.

You should also contact specialist breakers such as Dronsfields and W140 as they have a more accurate idea of the potential parts value and may offer a bit more.

Otherwise, as stated above it is pointless you saying you won't except less than a particular amount; at the end of the day if you get £50 more than its scrap value at least you have £50 more in your pocket!

What you have said in your post is most likely to put people off unfortunately.

Best of luck.
 

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Just think, Mic has sold his 1998 140 for scrap as it rusted badly, mine will have little value soon.
 
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Hi guys this is the last chance saloon, (no pun intended) to acquire my W140

After this it is going to scrap dealers so this is your opportunity to contact me.

£1,395 NOT A PENNY LESS!
RARE CHANCE TO PURCHASE A BEAST AT A BARGAIN PRICE!
ABSOLUTE BARGAIN.

MAGNIFICENT CAR! WAS APPROX £80000 NEW! MOT TILL MAY 2015 !!!APPREACIATING CLASSIC.
PRICED TO SELL! NEEDS MINOR ATTENTION TO CYLINDER 4 AND O2 SENSOR!!!

£80k new? for the entry level s class? i doubt it very much, im afraid, especially as it was a run-out model in 1998! £60k possibly, but ive seen 220 s class advertised as being £48k new!
 
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£80k new? for the entry level s class? i doubt it very much, im afraid, especially as it was a run-out model in 1998! £60k possibly, but ive seen 220 s class advertised as being £48k new!

What is entry level? Does it mean the lowest engine size?
Does run out model mean it was the last made?
 

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The 500 were getting on for the hundred grand, I have the 1998 price list somewhere.
 

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the 280 was the smallest engine and wthout hitting the options list was the least well specced of the S sclass cars of that era. you could hardly call them basic!
 
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I have just been quoted a derisory sum of £200 for my car !!!

I mean my sister's A160 which was basically dead as a dodo got her £250 so how the hell can a fully working W140 go for the same price!!!!!!!!!!

Don't take the p*** :mad:
 

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A160 = cheap to run/insure/maintain (by MB standards)
S280 = MUCH more expensive to run/maintain/repair/insure

being sensible, if they were cheap to repair and maintain, you would get it fixed rather than try to sell it on!
 

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I have just been quoted a derisory sum of £200 for my car !!!

I mean my sister's A160 which was basically dead as a dodo got her £250 so how the hell can a fully working W140 go for the same price!!!!!!!!!!

Don't take the p*** :mad:

The A-class is a worth more in parts than the w140 :(
Take the money & move on..............buy a A-class :D
 
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