Chuck1 - 1/29/2006 3:02 PM
I've come across what I think is a 1960 220SE that was imported directly from Germany. The chassis number on the plate located on the passenger side inner fender in the engine compartment is 128067-10-002749.
It should be 128037-10-xxx
1. How can I trace the ownership history of this vehicle since there is no paperwork?
You could contact Daimler Benz in Stuttgart. They will have all the info in their archives.
2. What would the approximate value of the vehicle be in its current state?
Hard to say. It really depends on the rust and the mechanical condition. A complete restoration of these cars is VERY expansive.
The value in worst case scenario IMHO is US $5.000.--
3. Would this vehicle be a worthwhile restoration project or is it too far gone?
Only you can decide if you want to go through that.
From my own experience I can tell you, it's a long
journey and it usually costs way more than you thought in the beginning.
Most likely you would have to spend more for a good
restoration than the car is worth after restoration.