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Greazzer

USA
54 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2018 :  11:07:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Right now the heat and humidity is my biggest hurdle. Each day is pushing 100F and with the humidity, the heat index is rough. Columbia, S.C. is a screen door to hell in the summers. After around two hours in the early AM, I am literally soaked.
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Greazzer

USA
54 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2018 :  16:26:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, it sold on eBay ! Waiting to get paid. Buyer is from Germany. Hope it's not a mistake or some sort of scamer. Fingers crossed.
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MattR

USA
145 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2018 :  17:55:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm sad to hear it sold (since I was still harboring dreams of buying it some day), but glad you found a buyer, and hope it isn't a scammer. Keep us up to date on how it goes. :)

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1976 450SE 6.9
aka Frankenbenz
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Greazzer

USA
54 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2018 :  15:17:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Still waiting to get paid from the "buyer." Wonder if this was a scammer or just a reasonable delay from an overseas buyer .... ?
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daantjie

Canada
1080 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2018 :  15:31:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Greazzer

Still waiting to get paid from the "buyer." Wonder if this was a scammer or just a reasonable delay from an overseas buyer .... ?



Unfortunately I suspect the former

Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9
Vancouver, BC
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MattR

USA
145 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2018 :  19:14:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hopefully you haven't shipped the motor yet?

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1976 450SE 6.9
aka Frankenbenz
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Greazzer

USA
54 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2018 :  19:21:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heck no. Craigslist was a mess with a handful of kooks responding. eBay hasnít been so hot thus far. Lol
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rumb

USA
132 Posts

Posted - 07/31/2018 :  09:35:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BTW, what does it cost to ship an engine to Europe these days?

rumb
68 250S, 77 450SEL 6.9, 91 300SE, 98 SL500, 14 CLS550
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arcijack

USA
476 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2018 :  00:28:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
its tough selling these engines, i have one that i have attempted to sell on ebay but no dice, i decided to keep for the grand kids, maybe in 25 years it will be worth something
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Kanga

Australia
7 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2018 :  01:08:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If this engine was in Oz,I would snap it up as prices are higher here.For me to purchase from the states the price is much too high after the transporters are paid and the shipping company with there high prices. Not to mention quarantine and inspection when it arrives in Oz.Cannot understand why USA folk do not purchase it for spare parts etc.
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daantjie

Canada
1080 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2018 :  01:42:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Simply put it's a numbers game. You can pick up a whole parts car 6.9 for what some folks try and flog a motor here for. Unless you have a new crate motor and planning on doing a frame off resto there is little demand. These motors are hella tough so usually it's the last thing on the list if you plan on resurrecting an old 6.9.

Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9
Vancouver, BC
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Greazzer

USA
54 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2018 :  12:22:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Unless the pricing went banana-rama, a car with all the fees was under $1500 so my guess and just a guess is in the ballpark of 1/4th of that. Iím willing to drive it to Charleston which is around two hours from me if Iím paid $100 bucks which is pretty cheap for a 250 mile round trip hauling 700 pounds with delivery to the shipping yards. I opened an eBay ďno payĒ case which Iím guessing will be fruitless and a joke. I already offered the buyer I would store the engine until he got his ducks in a row but just please pay. Crickets after that message and thatís pushing two weeks now. . Iím thinking back to square one shortly.
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Greazzer

USA
54 Posts

Posted - 08/06/2018 :  17:27:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well ... I am thinking ebay is no better than CL in some regards. Total scammer .... never paid. Wanted my PP info then disappeared. I gave him an email address but that's it. So, I lost my promotional sales deal on ebay, but it's relisted now. Someone did ping me about the heads. I am thinking about that BUT gonna make sure I get paid in advance before tearing the engine apart although that is my absolute last resort. I would probably keep it before parting the engine out. Just little time for projects. Not sure what makes the scammers tick ...
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MattR

USA
145 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2018 :  18:31:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you want to post the link to the engine? I want to watch the auction.

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1976 450SE 6.9
aka Frankenbenz
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Greazzer

USA
54 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2018 :  19:13:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here it is www.ebay.com%252Fulk%252Fitm%252F302834360471%26sojTags%3Dbu%3Dbu%26srcrot%3De12000.m43.l6300%26rvr_id%3D0%26rvr_ts%3D16aa58e11650aadafee3d9c3fffaff04&ul_noapp=true" target="_blank">https://m.ebay.com/itm/Engine-Mercedes-Benz-6-9-Euro-Spec-Engine-from-450SEL/302834360471?_mwBanner=1&ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F0%2Fe12000.m43.l6300%2F7%3Feuid%3D9eeb770c24a3408c8249ddaf04616628%26bu%3D42993123906%26loc%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%252Fulk%252Fitm%252F302834360471%26sojTags%3Dbu%3Dbu%26srcrot%3De12000.m43.l6300%26rvr_id%3D0%26rvr_ts%3D16aa58e11650aadafee3d9c3fffaff04&ul_noapp=true
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