BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 1965 220SE sedan (finnie) with 450SE conversion, 1964 220SE coupe project, 1966 300SE coupe
Location: Brisbane Australia
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Bad news for you Brian. A guy on the Ozbenz forum who lives in Tassie bought a W1114 280CE for $4k, spent $10k on it, and tried to sell it. It had some rust in the sills and jacking points. Sold for $2k. Another guy in Darwin is selling his project due to rust. It seems that the 114's are just not that loved at the moment. And a guy in Sydney was selling a rust free parts car recently. I suggest you sign up and look in the for sale sections.
What shape is the floor in? If the rust has not eaten through, maybe you could pull all the carpets and sound deadener out, use POR15 to stop further rusting, and buy a little portable carport to keep the car out of the rain.
Otherwise, sell out ASAP before the rust does make it terminal. Just be prepared to get little out of the deal other than the thought that the car may go on to live again...
Drew in Brisbane