Re: [MBZ] Why no love for a RED 1973 450SE?

2020-02-12 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Bid price doubled toward the end of the auction to $5750 due to furious competition. I don't feel so bad now. On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 10:05 PM Clay via Mercedes wrote: > There may be trouble in minds of bidders over the DJetronic system. Very > fiddly if touched by an idiot and there is

Re: [MBZ] Why no love for a RED 1973 450SE?

2020-02-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
There may be trouble in minds of bidders over the DJetronic system. Very fiddly if touched by an idiot and there is diminished stock of people able to set the early electronic injection right. That and the rarity of new injectors with attendant high cost. I scored the last six that the CC

Re: [MBZ] Why no love for a RED 1973 450SE?

2020-02-12 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
For the conservation hunt (specifically to remove snow geese) you don't need one, just need a hunting license in some state. You also don't need a federal waterfowl stamp although I've got one anyway. During the conservation hunt there are no limits on geese shot, no limit on shells in the gun

Re: [MBZ] Why no love for a RED 1973 450SE?

2020-02-12 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Wed, 12 Feb 2020 19:23:09 + (UTC) Curt Raymond wrote: > I'm thinking about a trip to Arkansas next year for the snow goose > conservation hunt. Looks like just under 1500 miles each way, about 48 > hours of driving total round trip. Probably do it in 2 days each way > with a friend. I

Re: [MBZ] Why no love for a RED 1973 450SE?

2020-02-12 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I'm thinking about a trip to Arkansas next year for the snow goose conservation hunt. Looks like just under 1500 miles each way, about 48 hours of driving total round trip. Probably do it in 2 days each way with a friend. I should look into flying too, not sure how much the airline would charge

Re: [MBZ] Why no love for a RED 1973 450SE?

2020-02-12 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:49:25 -0600 Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: > What is the big risk, and how much holiday time to you get? A drive > across country in a car like that sounds to me like a great holiday. I > drove from Winnipeg, to Minneapolis, to Chicago, to Mansfield, Ohio and > back

Re: [MBZ] Why no love for a RED 1973 450SE?

2020-02-12 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Yes, but that was not in a 47 year old dodgy Mercedes On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 12:50 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > What is the big risk, and how much holiday time to you get? A drive > across country in a car like that sounds to me like a great holiday. I >

Re: [MBZ] Why no love for a RED 1973 450SE?

2020-02-12 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
What is the big risk, and how much holiday time to you get? A drive across country in a car like that sounds to me like a great holiday. I drove from Winnipeg, to Minneapolis, to Chicago, to Mansfield, Ohio and back in July last summer and enjoyed it all. I hadn't done a long road trip in many

Re: [MBZ] Why no love for a RED 1973 450SE?

2020-02-12 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I'm not that much of a risk taker plus I have a day job. On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 12:43 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > You are not serious. If you truly wanted it, you would buy it, fly out > to get it, and enjoy the drive back home. > > 'RB > > On 12/02/2020 9:19

Re: [MBZ] Why no love for a RED 1973 450SE?

2020-02-12 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
You are not serious. If you truly wanted it, you would buy it, fly out to get it, and enjoy the drive back home. 'RB On 12/02/2020 9:19 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Inaugural year of this famous W116 flagship car. I remember the magazine ads when it first appeared. IIRC this

Re: [MBZ] Why no love for a RED 1973 450SE?

2020-02-12 Thread Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes
Yeah that’ll go for cheap maybe Would be nice to have --Fat Sent from iPhone > On Feb 12, 2020, at 10:20 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > Inaugural year of this famous W116 flagship car. I remember the magazine > ads when it first appeared. IIRC this was the first time

Re: [MBZ] Why no love for a RED 1973 450SE?

2020-02-12 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I think 380s don’t get much love anyway, much like the W114s. I’ve always thought they were an easy way into the R107 chassis as long as you avoided the single row chain models. -D > On Feb 12, 2020, at 10:30 AM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: > > Yeah, that's a nicely preserved car. Maybe gray

Re: [MBZ] Why no love for a RED 1973 450SE?

2020-02-12 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Yeah, that's a nicely preserved car. Maybe gray market is a turn off for those seeking collectability? On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 10:27 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Talk about no love: > > https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1985-mercedes-benz-380sl-63/ > > -D > > > >

Re: [MBZ] Why no love for a RED 1973 450SE?

2020-02-12 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Talk about no love: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1985-mercedes-benz-380sl-63/ -D > On Feb 12, 2020, at 10:19 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > Inaugural year of this famous W116 flagship car. I remember the magazine > ads when it first appeared. IIRC this was the first

Re: [MBZ] Why no love for a RED 1973 450SE?

2020-02-12 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I don't normally like the chrome wheel arches but with that red everything really pops. I have a soft spot for 116 cars. -Curt On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 10:20:39 AM EST, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Inaugural year of this famous W116 flagship car.  I remember the