Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 1962 W111 220SE Coupe
Location: Cloud City, OR
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Hi, first of all welcome and please consider checking out the W202 sub section forum for others who have the same car as you do. You can find it under sedans on the main page or at the bottom pull down menu on any page.
Specific to your request, that figure is out of line unless you encounter a major expense of course such as a transmission issue, etc. My car probably costs me about $5-600 a year in maintenance and that's having the work done at a MB-specialist indie shop and also with me being fanatical about maintenance and having any problem fixed as soon as it shows up. If I did the oil changes and minor repairs myself I'd probably be in at about $300 or less a year. If you are mechanically inclined these are easy cars to get into for some basic work like brake pad changes, oil as mentioned, etc.
Some very common things you *may* need to have done soon at that mileage, if the previous owner didn't already do, would be inspect and replace flex disc, motor and transmission mounts and front suspension parts. These seem to wear between 70k and 90k for most people. Evidence would be vibrations from within the car, ticks or pops from the suspension, or loose handling. Once those are sorted you should be free of most maintenance issues outside of the annual basics and the odd issue that may pop up on any car. If you go a year or two newer you get the advantage of the "facelifted" model which has AMG influenced body kits and loads of comfort and safety upgrades including revised climate control unit, transmission, glass moonroof rather than steel, and lots more. A couple of quick and easy ways to recognize these cars is that they will have body color lower panels rather than the black painted metal, and there won't be a visible antennae mast on the rear fender.
The Coupe Group (W111/112 coupes and cabs)official website
The Coupe Group on Facebook
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