Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: '91 420 SEL, '80 240D, '87 560 SL, '93 190E Sportline, '70 300 SEL 6.3
Location: SW Florida
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
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It depends... I repainted my 1980 and repaired the rust because I love the car and my friend who painted it owed me $$. The quandry is: why spend more on paint and body work than the car is worth?? Only because you enjoy the car and want to see it in great condition. Maybe you plan on keeping it (like me!).
In regards to color, there are several factors to consider. If you keep the same color, the "inside areas", door jams, under hood wheel wells, supports, etc. will not have to be changed. Also, by keeping the same color, it keeps the car at a higher value because it is "original". But, it is your car... if you want to change the color, do it!
Good luck, let us know what you decide.
'80 240D, '87 560SL, '93 190E Sportline, '91 420SEL, '70 300SEL 6.3