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Old 01-17-2010, 09:48 AM
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Contemplating selling the wide body coupe.

Even after all the hard work, searching for parts, decisions, more hard work, anticipation etc, I'm considering offering my beloved coupe for sale.

It's not a financial thing - there's no "need" to sell, rather I just seem to have followed a different path (Porsches) since the wb was completed last Spring. I love it dearly, but I'm not doing it the justice it deserves by allowing it to sit in the garage under cover & plugged into the wall while I'm out in my other cars. It should be enjoyed, driven, shown at events and have its picture on the cover of magazines!

Think I'm also scared to drive it.... We spent so much time making everything so damn perfect that I can't bear the thought of the first imperfection. I'm sure that someone who didn't spend all the $$ or time would be less insane than me.

Anyway - the question is, what's it worth. I have no expectations in getting out what what I put in, but I would like to hear opinions. If it's MUCH less that I thought, I'll just keep it & try to overcome my fears... I have it insured (agreed value with Haggerty) for $40k.

Following a very lengthy search, I bought the car in GA in 2005 with around 75k miles. It had been "Starmarked" by Mercedes at 60k, so just about everything was faultless with the car. Not much in the way of records, but my friend at the MB dealership ran the VIN & it had received regular maintenance. A PPI confirmed it's mechanical condition. I haven't had to do much other than the routine maintenance & preventative stuff - the crispy wiring harness was replaced with the revised Denso unit. The car now has around 87k miles.

I can assemble a detailed list of all of the various parts & modifications - as many of you who followed the build know - its a long list....

If anyone is interested - please PM me, though only if truly interested. I may feel differently about this next week, but as of right now....

Thanks all.










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Quick....Grab my hand...come back off the ledge....

Wait for the economy to recover....not many sheckles out there to buy a very nice build like yours....

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Its beautiful dude, not worth getting rid of it
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Get over your fears and keep that beauty!
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OMG! that is the most beautiful coupe i have ever seen! question??? where can i get a front bumper like that from? and how was the fleering done on the rear wheel wells? and are those 500e front fenders? thanx
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by RBYCC View Post
Nick

Quick....Grab my hand...come back off the ledge....

Wait for the economy to recover....not many sheckles out there to buy a very nice build like yours....

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Ed,

How have you been?

There's no ledge, my friend... I appreciate the "talk down", but money isn't the factor in my thinking. It's the fact that I've alway driven the **** out of my cars & I feel strange about pampering this one with such emotion.

There is obviously an undefined price somewhere in my head that I'd sell it for to the right buyer, but like I said, it's not about the money - otherwise I would not have done it in the first place! The great thing is that I have absolutely NO regrets whatsoever in building this car. I felt that the world needed a coupe version of the 500e & I considered it my "calling"! Some people have religion, I have something else....

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OMG! that is the most beautiful coupe i have ever seen! question??? where can i get a front bumper like that from? and how was the fleering done on the rear wheel wells? and are those 500e front fenders? thanx
Thanks Jason.
I haven't seen another AMG GenII front bumper for sale in quite a while... I purchased mine from Eddie @ flying tiger motorsports a few years ago.
Mike at Motorwerks performed the hard work of widening it & integrating the license plate delete panel.
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where are you located?
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That is a amazing car! Couple questions, where did you get those seats, and center arm rest?
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where are you located?
The car is in Michigan. I'm all over the freekin place!
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damnnnnn! I bee off this forum for a while and it seems like you jsut got the wide body done and today i come to check things out and its forsale lol. If i didnt have my car i would totally consider buying yours. MBworld discount? lol jk but do you already have a firm price?
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Great looking car, I have a 1989 300CE, looking for a hood like yours. Where can I get that same type of hood (assuming it came off a different make and model MB)
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That is just the 94/95 e320 coupe/sedan/cabrio hood.
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Great looking car, I have a 1989 300CE, looking for a hood like yours. Where can I get that same type of hood (assuming it came off a different make and model MB)
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yeah already got the euro style lights, and the replacement trim piece for once I remove the headlight wipers, sounds like I will just need the grill and hood... and a paint job, and... man this stuff adds up fast :-)
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Beautiful car, if you can afford to keep it, I vote to keep it.
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All over the place huh, something tells me you should hang onto it then, something epic is on the horizon in the Mercedes Benz scene.
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holy crap that's beautiful!

where did that steering wheel come from?
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What ever happened to this beautiful machine? Yes I know this post is 100 years old. But I am thinking of doing a similar build... Figured I would give it a shot.
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