Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: '91 420 SEL, '80 240D, '87 560 SL, '93 190E Sportline, '70 300 SEL 6.3
Location: SW Florida
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I don't think a restoration on a 6.3 this far gone makes sense. Probable costs in the neighborhood of $75 to $100K+ for a car that would be then valued at around $65K. It would be a several year project. It could be done, but you would have to have extreme patience, lots of time and a large, never ending checkbook.
Better off buying a more complete example and then taking it to the next level.
Mine has been a never ending labor of love. Some little detail always needs to be fixed, updated or repaired.
On the m-100 forum, there is a member that has this for his avatar: