Author Topic: Looking to buy a low grill 280SE convertible  (Read 11778 times)

Tom Colitt

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Looking to buy a low grill 280SE convertible
« on: June 18, 2014, 05:41:46 »
I know I'm not the only one, but I'm very serious and willing to make a more than fair offer on a w111 cabriolet with good substance, even if it needs work.

Thanks, Tom

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Re: Looking to buy a low grill 280SE convertible
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 18:51:29 »
ed owen at european auto solutions in waltham ma found one a couple of years ago, not sure what the disposition is but he might be helpful..

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Re: Looking to buy a low grill 280SE convertible
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 06:43:41 »
Thank you sir. I sent him an email. I'm guessing it's "already" sold :-)...

Either that, or it's the one pictured on his web site...

http://www.virtualeas.com/service.html

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Re: Looking to buy a low grill 280SE convertible
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 10:01:19 »
Hi, Tom,

Good luck, and if you stumble across a reasonably priced and solid w124 convertible in your search let me know! ;D

Best,

James
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Re: Looking to buy a low grill 280SE convertible
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 21:38:12 »
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... and if you stumble across a reasonably priced and solid w124 convertible in your search let me know!

James ...,

Why? :o
Are you tired of your beautiful 230 SL?
Or are you just now looking for a RHD Mercedes convertible in addition to your 113.

Are you back in England now?

Best,
Achim
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Re: Looking to buy a low grill 280SE convertible
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 22:55:28 »
What would you consider reasonable?  I glanced at one last week as the wife is asking for a convertible (she doesn't drive the 113).  I am 90% sure I am not going ahead with it.

highlights  below $10K, black ext / tan interior, soft top acceptable but has wear spots, approx 100k miles, black, claims service records etc.  Send me a PM if interested

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Re: Looking to buy a low grill 280SE convertible
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2014, 20:26:13 »
I remembered someone here asked about a cabriolet W124 when I was at the local concours this weekend. In the "used car corral" there was both a green over tan and a red over tan cabriolet. I took pics of the cars and contact info, both were right around $13-15k as I recall. I do not know either owner or their cars but if you may be interested PM me with your email addy and I'll send them over to you. I am in Portland, OR and assume the cars were both relatively local.

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Re: Looking to buy a low grill 280SE convertible
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2014, 23:51:32 »
There's no shortage of Cabriolets on the market; they're always on ebay these days. The issue is finding a good one at a fair price with the wiring harness and head gasket done. No accident history would be good as well. I took the plunge last year and have been enjoying my 1995 A124. And for what it's worth, Klaus Kienle and John Olson recently said nice things about this model: http://www.slmarket.com/mercedes-e320-cabriolet-road-trip-to-the-gullwing-group-convention-in-new-orleans-in-a-promising-young-classic/

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Re: Looking to buy a low grill 280SE convertible
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2014, 02:52:50 »
Finding a low grille 280SE six may be harder than you think if Goodings claim of 200 total built is true. Reference here:

http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1970-mercedes-benz-280-se-cabriolet/
chassis # 111.025.12004384
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« Last Edit: August 30, 2014, 00:19:00 by perry113 »
Peter Perry
1970 911T Bahia Red
1972 911T Albert Blau
1963 220seb coupe barn
1965 230SL Light Ivory automatic
1966 230SL Havana Brown 4 speed Barn Find
1970 280SE living 3.5 donor car

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Re: Looking to buy a low grill 280SE convertible
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2014, 16:14:36 »
You'd thibk for 175 grand they could take a photo of the car wthout an out of focus flower obscuring half of it!!
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