Date registered: Jul 2004
Vehicle: A bunch o of 'em - see signautre
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Can' t tell...
... from those photos.
Clean it up (remove the tire from the back seat for starters) and see what you think - post some daylight pics for the forum and you'll get all kinds of responses.
Some of us here are realists, others will throw themselves between the crusher and any Benz - do a bunch of searching and thread reading here before you make the call.
Sad to say, if you do it for sentimental reasons for the family without an absolute budget (max), you need to start getting sentimental about it too.
'course, if you start doing any kind of "restore" on it yourself, you'll find yourself "sentimental" in a hurry.
If that happens, you'll probably get the "bug" - in which case you've come to the right place.
In the event you choose not to go for it - post it for sale here (RECORDS! = $$$) and one of us will probably take it off your hands for a reasonable price.
They are easy to work on and the folks you find here help make it fun to do so.
I say - keep it in the family as a Sunday cruiser (unless its a basket case because of rust).
IMPORTANT! - don't start that engine without some serious rehab/prep - I'm sure you know an engine of any kind that "sits" for that long needs gentle resuscitation!
Let us know what goes on & happens...
Best of luck,
"Dangerous with a wrench and not smart enough to know it"
1984 Euro 500SL, 1984 280SEL (Euro)
1977 280SE, 1990 560SEL
1978 450SEL 6.9
1988 300CE (son at school)
1981 280SL, 1967 230SL
'86 560SEC, '04 S500 (SWfMBO's DD)
'01 CL55 Intergalactic cruiser