1986 420SEL - - - Help a Serious N00B out... - Mercedes-Benz Forum

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1986 420SEL - - - Help a Serious N00B out...

My mom has a 420 SEL that's in great cosmetic shape considering the age, the only blemishes are a couple door dings and a crack in the dash (probably from sun). I am a TOTAL newb when it comes to these cars, but I'd love to buy it and maybe make it a DD if it can be done.

The cars ODO shows 160k but documentation from when she bought it 10 years ago shows a rebuild at ~ 120k miles. The car has not run for at least 3 years and I can't get it to fire up. The reason she stopped driving it was the seats were not confortable for her back anymore and the radio stopped working, or when it did, it would just make really loud screaming type noises out of the speakers.

What should I expect to spend to get it on the road? or, conversely, what might this car be worth as-is?

Thanks much for any help,

PS if there are other forums that might help me, I'd much appreciate some links.
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