Date registered: Dec 2008
Vehicle: w204 (C350ELE)
Location: Miami, Fl and Mar del Plata, Argentina
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
A good mess you got yourself into, Olly.
If, as it seems, you did not damage anything under the hood, the axles, wheels, brakes and bumpers, trunk lead, hood, suspension or undercarriage, I'd say you can make it anew with 5G. But your only sure thing would be to get a couple reliable estimates to run your figures.
I'd perhaps would go for it, but then only because would love the challenge of rebuilding it to my specs in the process. Go with your guts, and take into account that resale value is low in the eastern and MW USA, but parts may bring quite a bit in resale. It all depends upon your position and viewpoints.