Author Topic: Euro 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 4-Speed on BaT  (Read 1145 times)

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Re: Euro 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 4-Speed on BaT
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2021, 12:58:55 »
Two or three Pagodas on BaT right now.
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Re: Euro 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 4-Speed on BaT
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2021, 17:18:57 »
The Pagoda is more or less a 'staple' on BAT these days, as is the Datsun 240/260/280Z, Porsche 911 (28 of these live on BAT right now!) and some other usual suspects. So, MikeSimon, your statement is likely correct at any given time!
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1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1.3 rosso corsa
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Re: Euro 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 4-Speed on BaT
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2021, 11:58:00 »
It is fun to read all the "experts" comments. especially the one from CA. "This seems to be a well sorted (230,250280SL)...etc, etc...
1970/71 280SL Automatic
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Re: Euro 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 4-Speed on BaT
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2021, 15:45:39 »
Have to agree with Mike Simon. It is indeed fun (and funny) to read the  expert" commentary.
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Re: Euro 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 4-Speed on BaT
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2021, 19:06:12 »
BAT I think is one of the best indicator of the pulse of the Pagoda market.
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Re: Euro 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 4-Speed on BaT
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2021, 21:49:08 »
Oh man, some of the usual commentators drive me up the wall. Lots of Captain Obvious statements ('Not enough buy interest to get this over the line this time...'  ::)) and generic statements along the lines of what you pointed out Mike. Sometimes feels like the engine and wheels could be missing, and a family of racoons living in the trunk, and you could count on seeing a comment along the lines of 'Not concours-quality but a great and honest driver' just so the guy can log a comment and see his name in print!

ok ok I need yoga in my life
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Re: Euro 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 4-Speed on BaT
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2021, 22:25:23 »
I have bought and sold quite a few cars and motorcycles. I would not dare to make a comment about the condition of any offering on-line, be it BaT or not. Especially there, as there seem to be certain sellers who have built themselves a "reputation". Fancy pictures are quite the hype.
I have not bought anything without seeing it myself.
1970/71 280SL Automatic
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Re: Euro 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 4-Speed on BaT
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2021, 14:01:34 »
There are two sides to every coin.
I love BaT. There, I said it.
Where else can you sell a 50 year old car in a week if you have a realistic reserve?
BaT has changed the hobby for me.
I've sold 2 cars on BaT (Pagoda and 911 Carrera targa) and I bought one on BaT (Carrera coupe). One of the sales and the purchase were "RNM" - reserve not met) but deals were struck within a few days for both. And when RNM, nobody pays the BaT fee. BaT has changed the hobby/business for many people.
It used to be fun to buy old cars, and a real pain in the butt to sell them.
Now it is easy to sell, as I said, as long as you are realistic.
And hey, I'm one of those "experts" on BaT, so take it easy on me.  ;D
It sounds like BaT is not for some of you, but it is for lots and lots and lots of other people. Just look at how they have grown.
They changed the industry.
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Re: Euro 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 4-Speed on BaT
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2021, 17:36:57 »
I plan to sell a few cars on BAT later this year, for the first time. Possibly 4 and I am considering the 'no reserve' route for all. It seems like a very good proposition to get your offering the most exposure possible.
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1969 Mercedes 280 SL automatic cream white
1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1.3 rosso corsa
1971 Volkswagen 411 'squareback' shantung yellow
1968 Triumph Spitfire MK3 1.3 primrose yellow
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Re: Euro 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 4-Speed on BaT
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2021, 22:35:39 »
This must be a couple of terrible days for the W113 experts who "live" on BaT. As of the time of this writing there is not a single 230/250/280SL on BaT. Not a single "seemingly well sorted example"
What a pity.
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
3rd owner