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Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 107,000+
Location: West Virginia, USA
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Sorry to hear you lost your father; mine has been gone since 1995 at the tender age of 71. I'd say your father took very good care of that car and to me, it would be worth fixing and keeping as a treasured memento.
Just to explain: when my father died in 1995 he left behind a 1991 Toyota Camry with 12,000 miles. I took the car over but my mother held the title, paid for most maintenance and insurance. I drove it alternately with my Plymouth "work car" until she died in 2002. I then bought it from the estate and still drive and maintain it regularly. It currently has 123,000 miles on it.
Long story short and from the looks of that car, your father loved it and that was part of him. I would do the necessary repairs and think of him fondly whenever I was driving or polishing it. That's the way I deal with the Toyota but your decision and sentiments might well differ from mine.
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