Date registered: Jan 2004
Location: LONDON, UK
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Most of the time people restore cars just for the love of the model. Alot of times the restoration work costs more than the price of the car. I know someone who spent $30 000 restoring a w114 280ce, the car is probably worth a quarter what he spent on it, but he loves the car and now has a beatiful old mercedes that turns heads everytime he drives it. he pampers it like its one of his babies. my other friend spent over $120 000 yes believe it $120 000 restoring his 1984 500sec, realistically a 1984 500 sec can be bought for as little as $1000 but he has the money and he loves his car so he did a nut and bolt restoration on the vehicle. your case is slightly different, 190 sl are worth much more than a w114 or a c126 so the restoration work might not be more than the value of the car, you could make a profit, or you could just sell it as it is, either way you are onto a winner.
p.s: some peoples concept of restoration differs from others, ive seen cars advertised as restored and in reality all they had was plenty of filler and a fresh coat of paint. in my opinion restoration means a complete and full strip down of the vehicle to a bare shell and to restart from new, but you are talking plenty of money if you go down that route.