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What would this car be worth?

My elderly (89 yr. old) uncle passed away last week in Florida and I went down to attend the funeral and help my aunt settle her affairs. Seems the old guy had a 2002 SLK 230 Kompressor that was his baby.

The car is bright red with not much in the way of any options except for auto trans and has (get this!) only 1700 miles on it! It has been kept covered in a garage and has never seen rain, salt, wind, dust, or cold weather. It looks like it just came out of the showroom.

Despite the low mileage, it was driven a few times a month (obviously for short trips) and was never parked near any other cars. Mostly it was pulled out of the garage, driven for fun, then returned to the garage so there isn't a ding or chip anywhere on it. It appears that this was enough to keep the battery working and the fluids moving. Heck, the oil is new and amber 'cause I think he even had it changed.

Any ideas what this car would be worth? I have a 2006 SLK 350 and have no use for the car, but it is most certainly like new. Kelly Blue book says a car in this pristeen condition should fetch between $21 and $25,000. Does that sound right? Better yet, does anyone out there want this practically new car?
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can't tell about the american prices but here in Belgium, it wouldn't be more than €15.000 and even a bit lesser
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$17.53

I'll paypal you the money and pick the car up tomorrow!

Like I said in my PM to you. EBAY it. Bet you get more than $17.53 !!!

Good Luck with that! Come back and let us know what you got for it.

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Here's what I got...

As I mentioned, this car is in PERFECT condition. Turns out it is exactly the car (color, year, accessories) that someone always wanted. They saw it new in '02 but didn't buy it. When they saw this one, it was Deja Vu all over again for them. Sort of a second chance at buying that new 2002 SLK.

Sold it for $25,000.
Both buyer and seller were very pleased.
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Congrats mate. turned out well for all and went to a good home.
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Very good price. At Edmonds appraiser site, a certified used SLK230 should go for $24,820.

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I am interessted in this car!
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