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Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« on: September 13, 2022, 18:59:57 »
I saw an add last night for a Pagoda in Bellingham  Craigslist -  looks nice -  I think its in the $40k range  - Might be a deal

 https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/bellingham-1964-mercedes-230sl/7532650631.html

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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2022, 07:10:18 »
Would go for a lot more if it is a 5 speed as advertised!
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2022, 13:26:36 »


On the 1st glance ... looks like a 230 in the 40 Grand region.

A 1964 was never delivered with a 5-speed. If it had, it would have been retrofitted.

Needs a thorough visual inspection....
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2022, 14:48:14 »
I just purchased this car on Friday and very much looking forward to restoring it. I jumped on it as I thought it was a good deal also. It definitely needs some work but it will be a good project. Engine runs but needs a tune up. Paint and interior will need to be updated as well.
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2022, 15:55:42 »
Suggest you become a full member Brandini. There is so much good information available here. I have been working steadily on my 280SL restoration and couldn't have done it without support from this site.  Good luck on the resto.  Lee
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2022, 16:25:40 »
Welcome Brandon
We love pics, and are always happy to help. Sometimes you might feel too much help but it’s meant in the best possible way
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2022, 23:16:59 »
Suggest you become a full member Brandini. There is so much good information available here. I have been working steadily on my 280SL restoration and couldn't have done it without support from this site.  Good luck on the resto.  Lee

Thanks Lee for the welcome!
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2022, 23:22:30 »
Welcome Brandon
We love pics, and are always happy to help. Sometimes you might feel too much help but it’s meant in the best possible way

Thanks James for the welcome! I've tried uploading pics several times but keep getting an error message. When I figure it out, I'll upload a few.   
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2022, 23:50:57 »
Welcome Brandon,


There is a limit on both size and number of pictures you can load per post. Try reducing the size of the photos.


Would also suggest you join up as a full member. The $30 annual fee is a small price for in information on the Forum and Tech Manual that will potentially  save you many hundreds of dollars and also stop you doing some early changes that may in the long run not be the best way to do things.


We all love photos……


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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2022, 21:34:39 »
how much you buy it for may I ask?

It's not the one from mercedessource.com, is it?
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2022, 03:44:33 »
Is it really a five speed?
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2022, 02:13:49 »
Is it really a five speed?

It's a 4 speed.
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2022, 02:15:04 »
how much you buy it for may I ask?

It's not the one from mercedessource.com, is it?

I paid $24K...found it on craigslist.
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2022, 02:43:26 »
I think thats a great price.
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2022, 08:39:10 »
If it is in running condition, that could be the cheapest Pagoda sold in the world in 2022!

Anyone else know of a running W113 less than USD$24K?

Would love to see more photos and I how the project progresses. It does not look like you can lose money on this beauty, well done!

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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2022, 02:15:25 »
I think thats a great price.

Thanks - I thought so too.
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2022, 02:24:29 »
If it is in running condition, that could be the cheapest Pagoda sold in the world in 2022!

Anyone else know of a running W113 less than USD$24K?

Would love to see more photos and I how the project progresses. It does not look like you can lose money on this beauty, well done!

Ha!...Yes, I feel I got a great deal. She was an older lady and was originally asking $25K. I felt bad even asking but got her to accept $24K. The car was a gift from her late husband who recently passed away. The car does run, however, since adding a new battery I noticed some smoke coming from the engine bay. I'm thinking its some kind of electrical issue with the starter or alternator but unsure. I'm having a mechanic look at it in the next couple of weeks. I'll try and get some pics posted. - Brandon

Also, I just removed the wood trim from the dash to refinish it. Seems the original color was a silverish blue? Haven't had a chance to look up what the original color code is.
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2022, 04:03:49 »
Brandon,


There is a lot of information on the Forum and Technical Manual on wood refurbishment.  Be careful, the veneer is quite thin.

I suggest you join as a Full Member for $30pa and save your self lots of heartache and dollars as well that will more than pay for the membership.


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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2022, 00:36:54 »
Wow…$24k!!! What a smoking deal, no matter what is wrong with that car!

PS: I’ll give you $25k ($30k if you bargain!).  Looking for a project!

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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2022, 14:27:41 »
Post some photos, the original listing has been removed.
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2022, 15:01:22 »
Here's a few photos taken at the sellers home before I had it towed. 
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2022, 12:00:34 »
Given just this information, you have made a wonderful purchase and cannot lose. Invest wisely, google extensively, read this forums many pearls of wisdom and follow the lead of experts on this site.
Will be great to see this car back on the road in whatever condition you can afford. Time and money can fix almost anything.
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2022, 02:22:11 »
I wanted to provide an update on the 64' 230SL I purchased back in September - over the last couple of months I have been busy repairing and restoring the car. It was not running when I got it so I had a local mechanic here in Seattle replace the alternator; voltage regulator; thermostat; shifter bushings; ignition switch; in-line fuel pump; front brake rotors & pads; brake flex hoses (front & rear) and various other issues. Next step is front suspension / steering and I've ordered all new parts and plan on installing them in the next couple of weeks. Eventually I would like to repaint the car (red is not the original color) and update the interior. I've really enjoyed the process so far and the kids love it. We plan on keeping it in the family for years to come.
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2022, 05:44:30 »
Nice! What was the original color?
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Re: Pagoda for Sale in Bellingham Washington
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2022, 06:04:18 »
Nice! What was the original color?

I believe it was blue. How can you tell the color code?
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